Sherbrooke Record : 2020-09-25

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The Record newsroom@sherbrooke­ Friday, September 25, 2020 Page 11 Obituaries Death Death Death Obituaries September 21 - 25, 2020 Sarrasin Barber, Rita WALDRON, Elizabeth Ann Ruth (nee Lavallee) Durrell, Brian Hudson, Esther Mary Markwell Hamilton, Margaret Minnie Sarrasin Barber, Rita Waldron, Elizabeth Ann Ruth Young, John July 8th, 1952 - September 14th, 2020 Rita Barber passed away on September 19, 2020 at the age of 87, with loved ones around her, at Central Place Retirement Community in Owen Sound, On. Daughter of the late Peter James Sarrasin and the late Mary Dealtry Shore. She was the wife of the late Douglas Barber and lived in Guelph Ontario. As per Rita’s wishes, a private family service will be held at the Milby Cemetery. Rita is survived by her children: Shelley Mccomb (Dan) and Brian Mccomb (Lynn), her grandchild­ren: Holly (Ian), Amy (Dave), Stacey (Shaun), Ashley (James) Ryan (Tash) her great-grandchild­ren: Arielle, Laurel, Graham, her siblings Fred, late Ruth (Murray) Margaret (late William) and Robert (Susan). She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. As a gesture of sympathy, donations to Milby Cemetery, att: Mrs Joan Powell, 4470 Rte 147, Waterville, QC J0B 3H0, would be greatly appreciate­d by the family. It is with profound sadness that the family of Elizabeth Waldron (Liz) announce her passing at the age of 68 years. She passed away at home surrounded by her family after a long and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Liz was born and raised in Sherbrooke, Quebec. In her early years she became part of a close group of friends who, via their parent’s example, school, church and social activities, learned a set of values that remained with them as adults. School sports, skiing and socializin­g with her friends always figured prominentl­y in her early life. After attending Sherbrooke High and Alexander Galt Regional High schools, Liz began her career studies in Montreal, first at Dawson College earning a Social Work Diploma and then at Mcgill University earning a Teaching Certificat­e and a Bachelor of Education degree. Years later she attended the University of Ottawa and received her Junior Teaching and Special Education certificat­es. Her teaching career began at the Ayer’s Cliff Elementary School with a special education class. Later in life she often remarked of the very wonderful memories she had from this time. In 1975 she married Joel Waldron of Cookshire, Quebec, and moved to Greenfield Park where she taught Grade 1 at both the Bouchervil­le and Delson Elementary schools. In 1978 her next great adventure began with a move to Saudi Arabia when Joel accepted a posting with Bell Canada Internatio­nal in Riyadh. Over two postings Liz taught at the Saudi Arabian Internatio­nal School. The experience of living and working abroad, experienci­ng the new culture and travelling frequently suited her well. Her innate curiosity, sense of adventure and gentle personalit­y guided her many ventures and allowed numerous friendship­s to be formed. Returning to Ottawa in 1980 she started a family of two boys and set out to raise them with the same set of guiding values. Time was spent with grandparen­ts, summer holidays at the beach in Maine, sports of all kinds, travel, biking and parties with the boy’s friends. They soon learned their Mom loved cooking and that there were often extra places at the table for family and friends. Liz also loved donating her time and skills to a number of groups that benefited the community. She was a longtime member of the RA Badminton Club where she made many friends. Liz was welcomed into the UCW at Rideau Park United Church however her service was shortened by her diagnosis. In 2012 the family moved to the Villas of Riverside South which gave Liz the opportunit­y to join the community Social Committee. She volunteere­d alongside many friends to help bring activities to the community. Her zest for life, boundless energy and desire for new experience­s served her well. Upon receiving the diagnosis she declared her intent to go “sky diving”. With the support of a close friend who jumped with her and a very loving circle of friends as “ground crew”, she jumped on her 67th birthday. While receiving treatment Liz was instrument­al in working with the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) to establish the Waldron Family Endowment Fund, with an initial endowment. The fund will assist CHEO in continuing to offer state of the art services to Ottawa area families and their children. Survived by husband Joel, sons Jonathan (Sofya Vassilets) and granddaugh­ter Jane Ruth, all of Ottawa and Jared (Liisa Kivisto) of Toronto. Predecease­d by her parents Ruth Lavallee (Burroughs) and Earl Lavallee both of Sherbrooke, Quebec. Liz received excellent care from both the Ottawa and Queensway Carleton Hospitals and the community palliative care team. A heartfelt thank you to all her doctors, nurses, and support workers for their dedicated and compassion­ate care during this difficult time. Sincere thanks also go out to the Villa’s community, Liz’s friends and extended family for their tremendous support and love that helped her sustain a courageous battle. A Celebratio­n of Life will be held at a later date. If desired, and in lieu of flowers, donations to the Waldron Family Endowment Fund at CHEO online at the cheofounda­ or via mail to 415 Symth Road, Ottawa, ON K1V 8M8. Death Durrell, Brian 1960-2020 Peacefully at the BMP Hospital in Cowansvill­e, on Monday, September 14, 2020, at the age of 59, passed away Mr. Brian Durrell, husband of Rosemary Laro. living in West Bolton. Predecease­d by his father Wayne Durrell. He leaves to mourn his wife and best friend: Rosemary Laro, his children: Angie, Matthew (Camille), Stephanie (Cole), Brittany; his stepdaught­er: Courtney, his many grandchild­ren. He also leaves to mourn his mother: Winnifred Westcott, his brothers and sisters: Donald, Dwayne (Suzanne), Cindy (Lloyd), Sharon (Harley); and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncle, and other family and friends. He will be sadly missed and never forgotten. Our heartfelt thanks to the BMP Hospital for their care and compassion during Brian’s last days. Cremation was held in at Les Jardins Funéraires Crematoriu­m. As requested by Brian, there will be no Celebratio­n of Life. CASS FUNERAL HOMES 3006 College St., Sherbrooke QC PHONE: 819-564-1750 FAX: 819-564-4423 Granby Bessette Les Résidences Funéraires Bessette 5034 Foster St., Waterloo QC PHONE: 450-539-1606 FAX: 450-539-3035 www.famillebes­ Member of the C.T.Q. To donate or for informatio­n: Emma Muise Foundation Coordinato­r Tel: (819) 569-0546 x5033 Grace Village Care Foundation 1515 Pleasant View St. Sherbrooke, QC, J1M 0C6 gvfoundati­ The mission of the Grace Village Care Founda on is to support the compassion­ate care of the elderly through the provision of charitable funds to Massawippi Re rement Communi es (Grace Village).

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