Lalonde, Jean Winnifred (nee Dixon)

Jean Winnifred Lalonde (nee Dixon) passed away at Pioneer Manor on her 98th birthday, November 14th, 2019 with her children by her side. Born in Sudbury, November 14th, 1921 to Frank and Mary Dixon. Sister to 8 siblings all of whom predeceased her. She was a lifelong resident of Sudbury and was married to the love of her life, Raymond Lalonde. They were married for 37 years until his death in 1978. Devoted mother to 5 children, Wayne (predeceased 2019) wife Colleen, Ray (wife Margie), Louise Charron (husband Richard), Jean Hyland (Lindsay predeceased 2005) and Frank (predeceased 2015) wife Marilyne. Proud grandmother of 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. She was an executive secretary for the Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services until she retired at age 65. Our mom was unwavering, devoted and so very proud of her children. She was hard working, tenacious and resilient. At 58 years old, she got her first ever driver’s license, bought herself her first car and promptly drove to Montreal and Bowmanville to visit her sons and grandchildren. Also, she bought her first home at the age of 65. She was determined that all her children would receive a good education. She lived her life with integrity. Our mom was a true beauty, “a real head turner” as many would say. She carried herself with grace and dignity. She was a life long walker, walking for miles every day, rain or shine, until the age of 94. With gratitude, a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Jacques and the staff of “Pine Wing” Pioneer Manor for their wonderful care and support.  Burial took place at the Lasalle Roman Catholic Cemetery. Thank you, Mom, for being brave, fearless and fiercely loyal to your family. A mother to be proud of.


2 Condolences

  1. Although I only really knew Jean through her daughters and met her several times she is exactly how they describe her. She was a strong woman and every bit a true lady.

    My thoughts are with the family at this difficult time and leave them with this quote … “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.”

    By: Janet Wyman
    November 16, 2019
  2. Remembering your wonderful mother and wishing you peace. No matter how old we are it is never easy to lose a parent. Know that I am thinking of you and the rest of your family as you celebrate her remarkable life.

    By: Noreen Russell
    November 15, 2019

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