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.