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Gagnon, Monica

In Loving Memory of Monica Gagnon (nee Cleaver), 77 years, who passed away, after a short but brave battle with cancer, surrounded by the love of her family on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at Health Sciences North. Beloved wife of the late Harley Gagnon (predeceased July 2011). Monica and Harley were married on May 4, 1963 and spent the early years of their marriage in Coniston and relocated to Winnipeg, MB in 1979, returning to Coniston in 1997. Loving mother of Andrea (predeceased April 1964), Charlene Plexman (Todd), Michael Gagnon (Lauren) of Cowichan Bay, British Columbia. Cherished grandmother of Marina, Julia, Aaron and Marc. She was a loving mother and friend who was a true role model for her children and grandchildren. Born in Sudbury she was the daughter of the late Nellie and John (Lefty) Cleaver. Dear sister of Jerry (Lynn) both predeceased, Bob (predeceased), Rodney (Deborah) and Joe (Millie). Sadly missed by sisters-in-law Shirley Barbe and Arlene Belamy (Ken) and many nieces and nephews. Monica enjoyed giving back to her community as demonstrated through her involvement in numerous volunteer organizations such as Brownies, Figure Skating, Optimists Club in Winnipeg, CWL, Lions Club, Seniors Club of Coniston. She had many friends throughout her journey in the communities of Coniston, Winnipeg and Mesa. Monica enjoyed time with her family especially her grandchildren who were the light of her life. She had a positive attitude and always loved a good joke and entertaining people with her stories and quick wit. Well known for her baking abilities, she often provided friends and family with their favourite treats. Monica was crafty and wasn’t afraid to try something new. After Harley passed away in July of 2011, Monica moved into the Pavillion apartment complex in Coniston where she was known for her organizational skills in arranging get togethers in the common room. She loved a cool swim in the lake and a warm campfire. Monica and Harley enjoyed their warm winters in Mesa Arizona for many years. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Paul the Apostle Church, 38 Cedar Street, Coniston on Friday, April 27, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Family will welcome friends following the Mass at the Colonial Inn, 28 Cedar Street, Coniston. The family would like to sincerely thank the amazing staff on 4 South at Health Sciences North for their compassion and care. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made directly to the MS Society (Sudbury Chapter)or Maison McCulloch Hospice.

5 Condolences

  1. To Mike & Family,
    I was so very sorry to hear about your mother’s passing Mike. She loved and was loved and in the end that’s all that ever really matters. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
    Elaine Hall

    Posted by:Elaine Hall
    April 24, 2018
  2. Charlene & family
    Sorry to hear of your loss. I will keep Monica in my prayers. May she rest in peace.
    Sincerely,
    Betty

    Posted by:Betty Zanchetta
    April 24, 2018
  3. Todd, Charlene and family

    Sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. Never an easy time but your wonderful memories will always be with you.

    Posted by:Glen and Kathy bednis
    April 23, 2018
  4. Mike and Family, Char and Family,

    We know how deeply close you both were to your Mom and we can only imagine how you are feeling right now. Having known your Mom, we appreciate how wonderful of a women she was. She had such a big heart, a warm smile and an awesome sense of humor that was infectious. Wish we could be there to give you both hugs but please know you are all very much in our hearts and prayers.

    With Love,

    Mike and Tracy Hall

    Posted by:Mike and Tracy Hall
    April 22, 2018
  5. Charlene and family,
    We are so very sorry for the loss of your mom. She was a great lady! I have fond memories of her (and Lynn) from Brownies, the curling club and golf. May she rest in peace.
    Nicky, Marc and family

    Posted by:Nicole and Marc Gareau
    April 22, 2018

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