Arsenault, Jacques Fortuna

 July 20, 1926-February 27th, 2022

         It is with heavy hearts that the family announces the passing of Jacques “Jack” Arsenault at St. Gabriel’s Villa at the age of 95 years. Beloved husband of Lucille (Perreault) (predeceased 2020) of 67 years. Loving father to Diane Lalonde (Fred) of Sault Ste. Marie, Richard of Mississauga, Gilles (Gayle) of Lively, Normand (predeceased), Luc (predeceased) and Daniel (Ruth) of Zurich, Switzerland.

         Loving grandfather to Chelsie (Simon), Ian (Teri), Danielle (Dustin), Matte, Lara, and Noel. Great Grandfather to Sebastian, Caspian, Gwen, Winston, and Logan. Jacques was born in Bonaventure, Quebec. He is predeceased by his parents Estelle (Bourdages) and Andre Arsenault. He came from a family of 12; Marius (predeceased) (Jeanine), Camille (Martine), Raynald (predeceased)(Yolande), Lucie-Anne (Claude), Urbain, Lucette (predeceased), Irenee (predeceased), Alban (Suzette), Itha (predeceased)(Gerard), Andrea (John) and Alice. 

         Jacques came to Sudbury in 1949 where he met Lucille, built their home, and together raised their family.  Jacques retired from Inco 36 years ago as a millwright and mechanic. He enjoyed a retirement full of travel throughout Europe and Central America. Along with his wife, he spent many winters in Florida and summers on Lake Panache. Jack’s garage was a place for neighbours and friends to gather. He was well known for his ability to repair, fix and build almost anything.  He was a largely self-educated man with a passion for reading and learning. We will sincerely miss the knowledge and discussions he shared with family and friends over a glass of red wine.         The family would like to extend their thanks and appreciation to staff of St. Gabriel’s Villa for their care and support throughout this past year. As per Jacques’ request there will be no funeral service.  A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. 


4 Condolences

  1. My condolences to my cousins for the loss of uncle Jack, so many years have passed since our last visit in Florida, but I will always remember his smile and gracious hospitality as well as aunty Lucille
    Made you feel so welcome! A life well lived, surely will be missed! Also shocked to learn of Norman
    Passing! Thinking of you all in these difficult times🙏

    By: Christiane Belanger Wiscott
    March 7, 2022
  2. We were fortunate to have met Jack and Lucille when they came to visit Diane and Fred at Lake Superior. We wish we would have had more time hearing about his travel experiences and his variety of inventiveness. His eclectic interests would equal any post graduate reading list. He was a wealth of information and enjoyed sharing his knowledge and insights.

    By: David and Jane Ramsay
    March 7, 2022
  3. Au nom de la famille Perreault-Plante, veuillez accepter nos plus sincères condoléances à l’égard de votre père. C’était un grand homme, un bon mari, un père et oncle. Dans les temps que les avons visité et séjourné avec eux à leur chalet, ils etait toujours des grandes visites. Ils aimaient la vie et ils comprenaient tous deux le sens de la vie et l’importance de la famille. Ils étaient toujours très fiers de vous tous. Nous espérons que vous resterez en contact avec nous. Nous sommes également très tristes de la mort récente de Normand. Cela a été un choc pour nous.

    By: Berthe Monette (Perreault-Plante)
    March 6, 2022
  4. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Grandpa Jack was so full of life. I was amazed at his dancing at Teri and Ian’s wedding! Our thoughts are with you.
    Mariann and Will

    By: Mariann and Will Hibbard
    March 3, 2022

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