It’s been a few weeks since I posted here on my blog. My mother-in-law (who already had advancing dementia) started declining rapidly with the diagnosis that she had cancer. Despite her dementia, she had made it clear to my husband that she did not want to go to a home, that she just wanted God to take her. Shortly after that, a CT scan showed advancing cancer.
She entered the palliative care unit at the Arnprior Hospital on June 8th and was given pain medication to keep her comfortable. She passed away on June 13, 2017, with family by her side. The medical personnel were kind, caring and compassionate to her and to our family. Her obituary is below:
Passed into eternal life on Tuesday morning, June 13, 2017 with family by her side. Shirley was the devoted mother of James (Ellie) of Pakenham; Jan of Hobe Sound, Florida; Jocelyn of Maui, Hawaii; and Jody (Karen) of Longwood, Florida. Loving “Mumsy” of Josh, Ben (Kayla), Tim, Adam, Paul, Ashley, Katelyn and Sean Hrkach. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. The last surviving of 11 children born to the late Charles and Katherine (née Legree) Laderoute. A long-time parishioner of St. John Chrysostom Parish in Arnprior, Shirley was an active member of the Catholic Women’s League for many years. She will be missed. The family will receive friends during visitation at the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Monday evening, June 19th from 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. John Chrysostom Church, Arnprior on Tuesday afternoon, June 20th at 1 o’clock. In memory of Shirley, please consider a donation to the St. John Chrysostom Church Memorial Fund.
May her soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, rest in peace. Amen.
Requiescat in pace, Mumsy.
Sincere condolences Ellen. A lovely tribute. Thank you for sharing this.
Hi Hrkach family. Just reading this email today. I guess God heard Mumsy’s plea. Sorry we were not there to help support you, but we will pray for eternal rest and peace for Mumsy’s soul and comfort for your family at this time of grieving. God bless you!
Thanks so much, Marcel. We appreciate your prayers!
So sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family during this sad time.
Very sorry for your loss. Continued prayers for the repose of her soul and for your family.