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Levesque, Edith Margaret

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Edith Levesque (nee Enright) on the evening of Saturday, October 10th, 2015 at Health Sciences North in Sudbury. Beloved wife of Barney, predeceased in 2006, most cherished mother of her 3 – R’s, Rene Levesque (Ilona), Mackenzie, BC, Rita Richard (Bob), Ottawa, and Roma Levesque (Michael Yawney), Sudbury. Edith was the extremely proud grandmother of six grandchildren, Dr. Julie Richard (Marcel), London, ON, Phillip Richard, Ottawa, Rachelle King (Chad) and Ron Levesque (Kaleena), Mackenzie, BC, Dana Yawney and Benjamin Yawney of Sudbury. Mom ever so cherished Caylum, Chloe, Everleigh (Mackenzie) and Iris (London), her four wonderful great- grandchildren.

Born in 1929 in Kapuskasing, Edith was the first daughter of Bernard and Juliette Enright (both predeceased). She shared many great years of laughter and love with her fun loving sisters, Marion Arnott (predeceased, September 30, 2014), and Dorothy (predeceased, 1999). Edith is also survived by Marion’s son, Robert Arnott and his family and by numerous nieces and nephews on Barney’s side of the family.

Edith had a keen sense of fashion and spent many years sharing her talent for looking great at all times at both Elna’s Sewing Centre and Ohlala’s Boutique in Kapuskasing. Come summer, on the last day of school, the family would move to the cottage at Remi Lake and stay until Labour Day and the return to school. Swimming, boating, skiing, tubing, saunas, sun bathing, fishing and much high-jinx and laughter were the way of life at the Levesque and Enright cottages which were built next to one another.

In June 2013 Edith left the only home she had known to be closer to her daughter in Sudbury with some trepidation. Her new home became a lovely, large unit at the Amberwood Suites. It was but a short amount of time and Edith not only fit in but became the belle of the ball! Mom’s last two and half years were certainly some of the best of her life. The family thanks the staff and all of mom’s great friends at “the home” for always having so much fun with her. Mom will miss her great laughs with Lucie and Adelia at mealtime.
Cremation will be taking place this week and a celebration of life will be held at a later date. The family extends a special thank you to Dr. Mirka and the many doctors and nurses involved in Mom’s excellent care at Health Sciences North. Donations to the Health Sciences North Foundation, Sudbury would be appreciated.

5 Condolences

  1. Roma and family,
    My sincerest condolences on the loss of your mother and grandmother. I know she must have had a few lovely years with your family in Sudbury. May those happy memories give you some consolation in this time.

    Posted by:Kim Graham
    October 16, 2015
  2. Roma, I am so sad and heartbroken to hear about your Mom’s passing; she was a great and distinguished lady in every sense of the word! I have MANY happy memories of her as she certainly influenced the lives of many who grew up in “Kap”, but my absolute Favourite memory, and the one I still cherish, is sitting at her kitchen table with you and Jo devouring the heavenly Fudge she so lovingly made for us on many an occasion.
    She had a sharp wit and a wonderful sense of humour which brought joy and laughter to those who had the pleasure of knowing her. She lived life well and will be greatly missed.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time…..
    Dianne

    Posted by:Dianne Kennedy (Kosowan)
    October 15, 2015
  3. Lucy Pilon and Edith became fast friends when they met 2 years ago at Amberwood residence. Our mom and Edith had a lot in common, especially their love of sewing and fashion. Edith got mom laughing more than anyone else. She will be sadly missed. All of the Pilon family wish to offer their sincere condolences on Edith’s passing.

    Posted by:Lucy and the Pilon family
    October 15, 2015
  4. Sending love and sympathy

    Those whom we have loved never really leave us.
    They live on forever in our hearts and cast their radiant light on our every shadow

    David Levesque
    Staff from Amberwood Suites

    Posted by:David Levesque
    October 15, 2015
  5. My sincere sympathies to Roma, Dana and Ben.

    Posted by:Jackie Kingsley
    October 14, 2015

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