OBITUARIES 2011 - 2020


George P. Tassé 4 Apr 1930 to 25 Oct 2011

(for Family Tree click here)



Rose Mary Dion 1915 - 2011 (To see her family Tree click here)
In Memory of
Rose Mary Dion
April 4, 1915 - December 11, 2011
Passed away at the Campbellton Nursing Home on December 11, at the age of 96, Mrs. Rose Mary Dion of Campbellton, wife of the late Armand Dion.

The funeral mass will be held at Our Lady of Lords Church Atholville on Thursday December 15 at 11:00 am.
Visitation at Maher's Funeral Home, 33 Lansdowne Street Campbellton, Wednesday December 14 from 2pm to 4pm, 7pm to 9pm and Thursday from 9:30am until time of funeral.
Donation to Friends of the Health Foundation or donor's choice would be appreciated by the family.
Funeral arrangements are in the care of Maher's Funeral Home, Campbellton.
Est décédée au Foyer de soin de Campbellton, le 11 décembre à l'âge de 96 ans, Madame Rose Mary Dion de Campbellton, épouse de feu Armand Dion.
Les funérailles auront lieu à l'Église Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes Atholville, jeudi le 15 décembre à 11h00.
Visite au salon funéraire Maher, 33 rue Lansdowne Campbellton, mercredi 14 décembre de 14h00 à 16h00 et de 19h00 à 21h00 et jeudi de 9h30 jusqu'à l'heure des funérailles.
Des dons à la Fondation des amis de la santé ou au choix du donneur seraient appréciés par la famille.
Les arrangements funéraires ont été confiés aux soins du Salon Funéraire Maher de Campbellton.


Jacques Tassé famille Tassé a le regret de vous annoncer le décès de M. Jacques Tassé décédé le 14 octobre 2012 l’âge de 72 ans. Il était le conjoint d'Annette Labelle et le fils de feu Maurice Tassé et de Marguerite Séguin. Outre sa conjointe, il laisse dans le deuil ses enfants: Michel (Anik) et Matthieu; ses petits-enfants:Xavier et Charlotte. Il laisse également ses frères:André (Gisèle) et Jean-Guy (Bernadette); sa sœur Suzanne (feu Bernard) ainsi que plusieurs beaux-frères, belles-sœurs, neveux, nièces, cousin(e)s, parents et ami(e)s. Il n’y aura pas de visites à la maison funéraire. Une célébration de prières, en présence des cendres, aura lieu le vendredi 19 octobre 2012 à 16h à la COOPÉRATIVE FUNÉRAIRE DE L’OUTAOUAIS située au 1369, boul. La Vérendrye O. à Gatineau. La famille recevra les condoléances à compter de 15h30h. Vos marques de sympathie peuvent se traduire par un don à La Société Québécoise du Cancer. La famille désire remercier le personnel du CLSC et du CSSS de Gatineau pour les bons soins prodigués. Vos messages de condoléances peuvent être envoyés à: Click here for family tree



Jean-Paul Tassé


To go to Jean-Paul Tassé' s (my dad's) commemorative page: click here

My dad, not forgotten:


Suzanne Benjamin

Daughter of Silvio Benjamin and Annette Laquerre (click here for family tree)


MELOCHE, Rita Catherine (nee McVeigh)

4 November 1919 - 21 March 2014

click here for Meloche Family Tree

Rita passed away peacefully at home, with family by her side, on Friday, March 21, 2014 at the age of 94 (born November 4, 1919).

Rita will be dearly missed by her loving husband Lucien "Art" (Joseph Roland) (of 65+ years), her son, John (Joanne Pellerin), grandchildren, Melanie (Jason Mallette), Melissa (Tim Paquet), Emily, Eric and great grandmother to Jacob and Simon as well as several (great) nephews, (great) nieces, cousins, extended family and friends.

Rita was a second mother to the "Shields" family (Patrick "Pat", Larry, Maureen, Joseph "Joe" & John) and the "McVeigh" family (Gary, Cecil "Cec", Marsha & Diane) as well as Robert Pellerin.

Predeceased by her father, Jean-Baptiste "John" McVeigh, mother, Amelia McEwen, sisters, Frances (Willis McKenna), Kathleen "Kay" (Donald Shields), brothers, Leonard (Gwendolyn Leonard), James and survived by Joseph "Joe" (Helen Clarke deceased).
Rita was also predeceased by her father-in-law, Alfred Meloche, mother-in-law, Clarinda Meloche, brother-in-laws Armand, Olivier, Fernand Meloche and sister-in-laws Isabelle and Yvette Meloche as well as Marie-Ange (Oscar Tassé) and her grandson John-Paul.

Rita worked over 44 years in Ottawa at both Eatons for 23 years as a purchasing agent and sale representative of the shoe department and at Canada Post for 21 years as a postal clerk.

A funeral mass and a reception to follow was held on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Resurrection of Our Lord Church, 1940 Saunderson Drive, Ottawa, Ontario.

Interment was on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 10:45 A.M., Notre Dame Cemetery, 455 Montreal Road, Ottawa, Ontario.

In lieu of cards and flowers, it was suggested donations to the charity of your choice with a preference being to the Resurrection of Our Lord Parish for masses in Rita's memory. 

A special thank you went to Robert Pellerin who helped greatly for several years as well as Emily Meloche and other family members who helped in last few months during Rita's 24 hour home care.

The family recognized the special efforts of Fr. Paul Tennyson who visited Rita and Art almost weekly for the last several years and the palliative care Doctors, Nurses and Personal Support Workers who assisted Rita's stay at home during the last few months before her peaceful and comfortable death.


Délice Laquerre

1 July 1918 - 1 April 2014

Sharon giving Aunt Delice a Christmas gift. 2007. On the right is Aunt Delice, with Stella and Richard and Huguette Seguin.

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La famille Laquerre a le regret de vous annoncer le décès de Mme Délice Laquerre
décédée le 1er avril 2014 à l’âge de 95 ans. Elle était l'épouse de feu Douglas McCullough
et la fille de feu Charles laquerre et de feu Régina Donais.

Elle laisse dans le deuil ses deux sœurs: Rita Tassé et Georgette Buckvaj ainsi que plusieurs neveux, nièces,
cousin(e)s et ami(e)s. Elle fut prédécédée par deux soeurs: Yvette Laquerre et Annette
Benjamin. Les cendres seront inhumées dans le lot familial cette été.

Vos marques de sympathie peuvent se traduire par un don à la maison Mathieu-Froment-Savoie.


Mark P Tassé Click here for family tree


George Floribert Ouellette

1939 - 2014

Howard "Butch" Leighton


Always nice to complement the obit with a picture from their youth: Here in 1961 is

"Butch" with Gary & Grandma Leighton



Lucien Joseph Roland Meloche (known as "Art")

June 9, 1920 - January 17, 2016

For Art's obituary webpage and comments, click here


Joseph Kizner 1940 - 2016

KIZNER, Joseph. Peacefully, surrounded by his loved ones, on Sunday, February 7, 2016, at the age of 76. Beloved husband of Nancy for 50 years. Cherished father and father-in-law of Daniel and Shelli Kizner, and Elly and Michael Mclaughlin. Cherished Zaida of Celia, Ryan, and Grace. Son of the late Harry and the late Celia. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Ruth and the late Wolfe Friedman, the late Sophie and the late Herbert Jaschik, Paul and Doreen Kizner. Joe will be missed by many nieces and nephews, cousins, and all who knew and loved him. Graveside service on Wednesday, February 10 at 11:00 a.m. at the Beit Abraham Congregation Section, Kehal Israel Cemetery, D.D.O. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Palliative Unit c/o Jewish General Hospital Foundation, 514-340-8251. Arrangements entrusted to Paperman & Sons.

Eulogy by his son Danny Kizner

My father was a true gentleman. Everyone who knew him would say the same thing. He was the gentlest of souls, never had a bad word to say about anyone, unless, of course, you parked like a schmuck in front of our house!

He was very laid back, very calm, very even-tempered. He was a truly wonderful father to both my sister and I, and a wonderful husband to my mom. My parents complemented each other very well, and provided a wonderful home to grow up in. Both my sister and I had a lot of love and a lot of freedom. Our parents supported our choices, even if, perhaps, they didn’t necessarily agree with them. It was very rare to ever hear my parents argue about anything.

My dad liked to keep up with what was going on in the world, even though his greatest comfort was being at home with his family. He kept up with current world issues, as well as what was going on locally, and could converse with anyone about anything. He is one of the very few people that I know who actually still read newspapers daily. He was not at all opinionated, and would never force his views onto anyone else. He also loved to play cribbage online. He loved enjoying meals with us. He made a mean spaghetti sauce too!

He certainly loved his sports. A very fond memory of mine is all of the hockey games we watched together, particularly during the ‘70s when our beloved Canadiens were on top of the world. Such a long time ago. Even up until he became hospitalized, I always cherished sitting down with him and watching the Habs play. He was a bowler, and used to enjoy his bowling nights very much. It was sad when he had to give it up due to his health. He also coached my little league baseball team. Simple things like just throwing a baseball around with him, or a football, when I was very young, will remain with me forever.

If anyone wonders where I got the car bug from, it was my dad. He taught me to drive his car when I was just 14 or 15. He loved to drive. I think it is something in the Kizners’ genes. My dad would loan me his car any time I wanted it. Even over the last year, when he was experiencing much discomfort, the one thing he told me he wanted to do was get in his car and drive. Funny how some of the simplest things in life can give one hope, give one something  to strive for that really would just mean being healthy again, or at least healthy enough to drive a car.

My dad had an unusual work life, in the sense that he only worked for one company his entire work life, and that was for my Uncle’s company. He never had a job interview in his life! He would still listen to my grumblings about my work life, and advise best he could, even though he really could not relate. All he cared about was that his loved ones were happy and healthy, like any good dad would.

I am happy he got to see my daughter Celia blossom into a beautiful young lady. I am also happy that he got to spend time with my young niece and nephew, Ryan and Grace.

These last few years have been especially hard on my dad. He fought hard, but the effects of his illness were taking its toll on him. It was so sad for all of us to see him in such pain. Even though his quality of life had become so compromised, he still had the will to carry on. He still had things worth living for that outweighed the severity of the pain. I am so grateful to my mom, as she has been with him every step of the way. She cared for him at home for as long as she possibly could. When he was moved to the hospital, my mother was by his side every day, all day, often spending the night there with him. He longed to return home, as did we.

In the end, my dad went peacefully, with all of his loved ones around him. Saying goodbye to my father was the saddest thing I have ever done in my life, but I could take comfort in knowing that the suffering had finally come to an end. I am proud to have had him as my dad. I will miss him dearly.


Tassé, Jean-Guy 1952 – 2017

La famille Tassé a le regret de vous annoncer le décès de
M. Jean-Guy Tassé. Décédé le 26 novembre 2017, à l’âge de 65 ans. Il était l’époux de Bernadette Grégoire et le fils feu Marguerite Séguin. Outre son épouse, il laisse dans le deuil ses fils: Steve (Louise) et Benoit (Anita); ses petits-enfants: Amélie, Frédérick et Jérémy. Il laisse également son frère et sa soeur: André (Gisèle) et Suzanne (feu Bernard) ainsi que plusieurs beaux-frères, belles-soeurs, neveux, nièces et ami(e)s. Il fut prédécédé par son frère Jacques (Annette).


Madeleine Tassé 1944 - 2018

Mme Madeleine Tassé décédée le 21 janvier 2018, à l’âge de 73 ans. Elle était la fille de feu François Tassé et de feu Gloria Martel. Elle laisse dans le deuil ses enfants : Lise Teck (Rock Pilon), Linda Teck, Luc Teck (Véronique Paquin), Michel Teck (Carolle Pétrin) et Pierre Teck ; ses dix petits-enfants et ses six arrière-petits-enfants ; ses frères et soeurs : Jean Tassé (Patricia), Ghyslaine Tassé (Aurélien) et Marie-RoseTassé (feu René) ainsi que plusieurs neveux, nièces, cousin(e)s, autres parents et ami(e)s. Elle fut précédée par quatre frères : Rosaire, Bernard, Charly et André de même qu'une soeur, Jeannine. 


Marie-Rose Tassé 4 Oct 1930 - 24 Nov 2018

La famille Laurin a le regret de vous annoncer le décès de Marie-Rose Laurin (née Tassé), décédée le 24 novembre 2018, à l’âge de 88 ans. Elle était la fille de feu François Tassé et de feu Gloria Martel, l’épouse de feu René Laurin. Elle laisse dans le deuil ses enfants : Janet, Royal, Lisette (Robert Desjardins), Monique, André (Anne Hamel), Denis (Caroline Labre), ses 16 petits-enfants et 27 arrière-petits-enfants, Elle laisse également sa sœur Ghyslaine (Aurélien Horth), son frère Jean (Patricia), plusieurs neveux, nièces, cousin(e)s et des amis. Afin de rassembler les membres de sa famille, une célébration aura lieu au printemps 2019.


Ovid Meloche 12 Apr 1921 - 21 Dec 2018

The Meloche family regrets to inform you of the passing of Mr. Ovide Meloche of L'Orignal, Ont., Who passed away peacefully on Friday, December 21, 2018, at the age of 97 years. He was the beloved husband of Jeannette Chatelain; the son of the late Adolphis (Delphis) Meloche and the late Eva Cléroux; the dear father of Claude (Kim Endicott) of L'Orignal; the beloved grandfather of Julie (Alain Brown) and Trina, both of Gatineau, Quebec; the great-grandfather of Biyanka. Also surviving are Kim's children Scott (Leanne Kavanagh and their two children Kathan and Georgia Endicott), Andrew (Chris Gallant), Alexander (Miranda Lindsey) and Mikayla (Evan Smith); a brother-in-law René (Jacqueline); two sisters-in-law: Aline Chatelain (late Armand Simard) and Alice Chatelain (André Bédard), as well as several nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by a grandson, Dean Meloche; a brother, Wilfrid (late Jeanne Cyr); two sisters: Lucille (late Jean-Paul '' Hector '' Burroughs) and Fernande (late Geoffroy Huneault).

A few memories of his 95th birthday where my mother (Rita Tassé, myself and my wife (Sharon) went to be with him and celebrate

A picture of myself and Ovide Meloche

left to right, Claude (Ovide's son), ? , Ovide and on the far right is Rita Tassé

Top (Left to right is Claude, Trina, ??, and Julie. Bottom left is ? and Ovide


There is always a confusion about the relationship with the Tassé's and the Meloche's. My mother wrote a comment to help make things clear, but it still leaves out where the connection originally generated from...a friendship between my grandfather Tassé and one of the Meloche's or was there something more to the story. Be it known that My grandfather Louis-Oscar Tassé, married Marie-Anne Meloche click here and she was the daughter of Alfred Meloche click here for the family tree (as I know it)


As a comment, my mother once wrote:

Rita Tassé married to Jean-Paul Tassé, et ce Jean-Paul a été élevé par les Meloche et Ovide et lui étais comme des freres


Simon Alphée Pothier 14 Dec 1934 - 17 May 2019


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