Gibson, Cecile

Cecile was born on March 27 of 1953. Her parents, Lionel and Rita Roy (Yasko), both predeceased, would later bring into the world four more children; Anne Marie, Gerard (Nicole), Richard, and Daniel (Meredith and niece Katie). Cecile also has half-sisters: Wanda, Pat, Cathy, and Brenda Crites. In 1973, Cecile had a son, her only child, Fern Bolduc. But her big heart had room for more, and she became the beloved stepmother to Shannon Marko (Gibson) and Sheri Craig (Gibson) in 1984.

Cecile was charmingly silly, and well known for her full-face squints. She was fair, and just, a straightforward and outspoken woman. Perhaps her most well-known feature to all was her stubbornness - but endearing in one who never sweat the small stuff, was incredibly easy going, and fundamentally, a nice person. With her strong sense of justice and big heart, Cecile completed additional schooling later in life, to pursue over 20 years in a career with the Genevra House of Sudbury. She was well loved there; friendly, kind, helpful, and the type of person to roll up her sleeves and get stuff done.    

Cecile could rock an outfit like nobody’s business, but all knew she was at home and happiest in the biggest of t-shirts. Rocking an old t-shirt, snuggled up with something true crime or paranormal, with her cat on one side, her dog on the other, perhaps with a bowl of pasta or chocolate covered cherries, is where Cecile liked to indulge best. Unless we are talking about her grandchild, Mercedes Bolduc Santerre, born to Fern and Jennifer Santerre in 2015. She was the absolute joy of Cecile’s life. She loved being a grandmother to Mercedes, and cared for her frequently during her younger years, bringing her to local Best Start Hubs, where she reconnected with her stepdaughter Shannon, and played a familial role to her two children as well. 

 In keeping with Cecile’s wishes there will be a Celebration of Life this summer. There will be no service or visitation, but we welcome you to donate to Pet Save or the Heart and Stroke Foundation, in honour of her passing.


7 Condolences

  1. Cecile will always be remembered for her BAD ASS energy. Genevra House will not be the same without her. My condolences to her family. Love you Cecile!

    By: Jasmine St Onge/Emond
    January 17, 2024
  2. Wishing the family my deepest condolences!
    Cecile was an amazing woman and I was grateful to be able to work along side her.
    Wishing her a beautiful journey across that
    Rainbow bridge! 🌈

    By: Krysta Laffrenier
    January 16, 2024
  3. My deepest condolences to the whole family. Cecile had a heart of gold and I had the opportunity of working alongside her and seeing that love for both people and animals. She had an amazing sense of humor and spoke so highly of spending time with her loved ones. May she rest in peace!

    By: Anonymous
    January 16, 2024
  4. Our condolences to Patty, Cathy, Wanda, Brenda Crites and all the rest of the family whom we don’t know. May you all find strength to get through this tough time of grieving of your sister. Rest in Peace.

    By: Darlene & Dave Stamplecoski
    January 15, 2024
  5. Rest in Peace Cecile, I will always remember your amazing work ethic and wonderful sense of humour.

    By: Anonymous
    January 15, 2024
  6. You will be missed my friend. I so enjoyed
    having you as a co-worker…you were the best !!!
    My condolences to the family.
    Safe journey Cecile…

    By: Debbie LeMay
    January 15, 2024
  7. So so sorry for your loss. xoxoxo

    By: Denise lapalme brunette
    January 15, 2024

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