Bourque, June Aline

The family announces with sadness the death of June Bourque, surrounded by family at HSN, on October 19, 2020 after a period of illness. She is predeceased by her beloved son Marc in 1991, husband Leo in 2005, and her parents David McMichael (killed in WWII), Aline Bazinet and stepfather Vital Potvin; and, sisters Marie Liikanen (Richard), and Claire Lepage, and her brother-in-law Pitou Bodson. She is survived by her children Debbie (Kelly), Mike (Lynne), Penny (Jim), David (Anna), Leo (Julie), 16 grand-children and 14 great-grand-children, her sister Patsy Bodson, and her brother-in-law Cyril Lepage. She will also be mourned by a large extended family and many friends. June was born and raised in McFarlane Lake, Ontario where she was a life-time member of St. Mathieu Parish. A devout Catholic, she was a member of the Lady’s Auxiliary, The League of Mary, and the Catholic Women’s League. She will be fondly remembered for her offer of prayers to help her family and friends through any challenges they faced. She retired from Extendicare York after 25 years of service as a cook which she especially loved to do for her family and friends. She was known to make room at her table for anyone who showed up, and her cabbage rolls were always greatly appreciated. To her, family was everything and her grandchildren were her world. She loved spending time with family, loved the hunt camp, and appreciated a good party where she would do her shim and anything else for a laugh. She was known as fun-loving, but mostly, she will be remembered as a strong, tenacious, prayerful woman who put everyone ahead of herself, and remained grateful for everything God gave her. A celebration of June’s life will be held at a later date


8 Condolences

  1. June was always the life of a family gathering, lots of family fun times in the years gone by. I will always remember June and Leo for their generosity and open arms to anyone who came to their home. Kind to a fault, June was one heck of a great lady, full of love for everyone who came to know and love her back. She may have been a tiny lady but always was bigger than life. My condolences to all the family.

    By: Liz Spooner-Young
    October 23, 2020
  2. I worked with June at Extendicare York for many years. We had to make the toast each morning and I’m sure we ate as much as we made. We many good conversations and laughs around the toasters.She was a wonderful caring person. I’m so sorry for your loss, may she rest in peace.

    By: Linda Hould
    October 23, 2020
  3. So very sorry for your loss. I have so many wonderful memories of both your mom and dad. Sending love, hugs and prayers.

    By: Angela O'Connor
    October 21, 2020
  4. I have fond memories of June and her family. I was saddened to hear of her passing. Hugs to Dave, and Leo whom I knew the most along with her son Marc and his family.
    Share the good memories and forgive the bad. Love Phyllis ❤️

    By: Phyllis Middaugh
    October 21, 2020
  5. My profound sympathies to June’s family. I worked with her at Extendicare York till her retirement. She was a very hard worker and the residents loved her. She was affectionately known to me as “Mama” June. Remember the good times and she will always be in your hearts!

    By: Patti Dzilums
    October 21, 2020
  6. I was so shocked to hear about your mom’s passing. I had no idea she was ill. I would like to extend my deepest condolences to all of you at this very difficult time. I have many good memories of your mom and dad and Marc that will forever be instilled in my heart. May She rest in Peace
    Linda Levola

    By: Linda Levola Belanger
    October 21, 2020
  7. Our condolences. So very sorry for your loss. She was an amazing woman! ❤️

    By: Cathy Sabourin and Robert Mallette
    October 21, 2020
  8. We meet June and Leo in St-Charles in 2000. She often invited us for supper at their camp. May she Rest in Peace.

    By: Gerald & Gisele Boucher
    October 21, 2020

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