Monday, 8 February 2010

Come And Meet Her

Colette wrote this obiturary for mom, come and meet her.


Daisy Ste. Marie

December 07, 1926 – February 03, 2010

A much treasured Mother, Grand, Great & Great Great-Grandmother. With deep sadness we who loved her most announce that mom passed away peacefully in her home.

Born in Aberdeen, Scotland she came to Canada as a war bride, Daisy is predeceased by her husband Henri, children Peter and Pauline, grandson Sheldon, and sister Elsie McDonald.

She leaves to mourn her children: Harry (Jeannine); Kathy (Ernie); Dwain (Erika); Suzie (Peter); Mickey (Gord); Camille (Jim); Jacquie (Gil); Renee (Nizam); Colette (Rick); Lori (Mike); Gerry (Lisa); Shelly (Peter); Joey (Monique); 65 grand, great-grand, and great-great grandchildren.

Daisy devoted her life to her family. There was always room for one more in her house, if you walked in a stranger, you left as a friend. A quote from Daisy, “I may not leave you riches and gold, but I leave you, with all the love a mother’s heart can hold”. Good Night Mom. God Bless You. You are deeply missed already mom, until we see you once again, in the days beyond the days.

Funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 11, 2010 at 2:00 p.m., Holy Family Parish, 778 Archibald. Please join the family for tea at the Glen Lawn Funeral Home 455 Lagimodiere following the mass. A private family interment will take place.

The family would like to thank all who cared for our mother.

122 comments:

Val Zdero said...

A beautifully written obiturary and I so love that quote - my heart goes out to you for your loss my friend - I wish you peace and you will be in my thoughts - lots of love and hugs...

lakeviewer said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

maggie's garden said...

Like mother like daughter. I come here as a stranger and always leave as a friend.
So sorry for your loss Renee. Daisy is beautiful. Hope you are holding up.
love,
karen

Ces said...

My dearest beloved Renee. Your mother is a beautiful woman. Death made your mom live forever in your hearts. Her physical absence hurts but in time the missing and longing will turn to a celebration of life. because she lives in you!

Goodnight Mrs. Daisy Ste. Marie. Rest in peace now and thank you for giving me my beloved friend.

RNSANE said...

My dear Renee, I did not know this lovely lady, your mother, died. I knew, of course, that she had been ill and I read your lovely birthday post about her. I send my condolences to you and all your wonderful famiy - when your clan gathers for holidays, it must be something else!! Sixty five grand, great-grand, and great-great grandchildren. How she must have loved that and how lucky they are to be part of such a special clan.

May your mother rest in peace although, I suspect, she will be very busy watching over all of you in the heavens and won't be resting much at all.

Cottage Cozy said...

What a legacy Sweet Daisy has left indeed...the gold she created in the lives of others is worth so much more than all the gold that is so frantically treasured and sought after by many. The riches she bestowed upon each one of you are deep inside the heart where love resides. Welcome home Miss Daisy!

Blessings and Peace to all.

Carrie

The Strawberry Mallard said...

What a beautiful soul and a fine tribute ~
Renee you are all in our thoughts and prayers tonight, and through this difficult week.
While it is often said that God never gives us more than we can handle,remember Mother Teresa's follow up to that....
"I just wish he didn't trust me so much."
Peace be with you angel,
Hugs, Nancy & Angus

Snowbrush said...

Thanks so much for sharing this, Renee. I didn't know she was a Scottish war bride.

Lori ann said...

on angels wings, love to you dear renee. love to your family.

Momo Luna said...

Beautiful and moving. My thoughts are with all of you, lots of strength for this loss. But she'll live forever in your hearts and a bit in ours thru this post.

Hugs, Momo Luna

Bella Sinclair said...

A beautiful write-up for a remarkable human being. Thank you for sharing it. I see the long list of her family, and I know without a doubt that she left the world a much better place than when she came in.

Love, hugs, and prayers.

xoxo

one little acorn said...

What a beautiful tribute to your wonderful mother. And also a tribute to her incredible legacy, her loving and loved family.
Lots of love to you Renee. Thinking of you.
xxx

Chrisy said...

That quote is beautiful. Daisy certainly accomplished her mission. And you, my darling Renee, I wish for you the strength to get through these sad days. You are loved, so loved.

Sydney said...

That was absolutely beautiful. THank you for sharing it with us.

Sarah said...

That is beautiful. I love the part about how if you walked in as a stranger you left as a friend. That is like you Renee-as it would be! Such a big family-I am in awe.Such a journey your Mum made in her life. I will be thinking of you all on the 11th.
xx

Baino said...

Very sweet. And nice to see you make an appearance Renee. I was indeed worried. There are no bounds to the love a mother's heart can hold as you well know. I will think of you on Thursday. Send her off well. She deserves it. May the Lord be with her and also with you.

secret agent woman said...

That's a beautiful tribute to your mother and it is clear she left behind a rich legacy indeed. Peace and love to you all.

Mim said...

Firstly, what a lovely lovely picture, your mom is beautiful. And such a wonderful obit - 65 children/grandchildren/great-grandchildren and great-GREAT(!!)grandchildren - I can't get over it!! What a blessed lovely wonderful life.
I know you'd rather have her back more than anything. I felt that way last year with my dad. It was his time, but I wanted him (and still do) alive.
Dear Renee - not much comfort to send to you but I am thinking of you and your family and everything that has gone on. Please take whatever small comfort you can from the thoughts of your friends.
love mim

Jeanne said...

Oh, my dear, your family has been asked to cope with so much sadness recently. You're in my thoughts and prayers.

NightSwimmer said...

She sounds like a beautiful soul.

♥ Heather ♥ said...

I am so sorry for your loss! Will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers
~Heather

Jos said...

Just beautiful Renee. Simple sincerity. I bet your mom would approve whole heartedly. I hope you are doing a bit better. DAre I ask ... did you go to the hospital yet?? Don't shout at the pooter, I can't hear you!! Love Jos xx

Manon Doyle said...

It's a lovely obiturary, Renee. My heart goes out to you and your family. Please know that I think of you each day. I'm sending you prayers so that you can be strong during this difficult time.

love,
manon
so

deb said...

What an angel.
On earth and beyond.

have a peaceful day, Renee. I hope you are doing okay.

Sarah said...

That was just beautiful Renee...what a wonderful tribute to your Mama. My heart is with you all and hope you all feel all the love being sent your way from so many! Love you my dear friend..sending gently swan hugs to you. Love, Sarah

yoborobo said...

That is quite a legacy your Mom left to your family - all that love. I admire her so much. The world needs more people like Daisy. God bless and keep her. xoxo Pam

Angela Recada said...

This is such a beautiful tribute to your wonderful mother. What an exceptional family she and your father started. Those 65 grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren have a powerful role model in your mother, and in you all. Her life was indeed well-lived.

My thoughts will be with you this week, and especially on Thursday.

Love you, darling friend,
xoxoxo
Angela

Karin Bartimole said...

Thank you for sharing Colette's words and the picture of your mom. I now can see her blue eyes and imagine them smiling in the arms of your dad, looking over his shoulder to Sheldon and Peter and Pauline... The quote from you mom says it all, as does learning she had 65 grand, great grand, and great great grandchildren - wow!!! Blessings to you all - may your hurt soften and hearts heal. much love, Karin

Debra She Who Seeks said...

She sounds like a wonderful woman and what a great photo! Much attention is paid to the fact that the generation of WWII vets is passing away but equal attention should also be paid to the fact that all the WWII war brides are also leaving us. What a generation of women they were! Leaving everything and everyone familiar to travel with a husband usually only recently met, to a strange land far away, to face an unknown future. Brave women!

Wishing heart's ease to you and your family.

Noreen said...

I am so touched by your mother's quote.

Clearly, your mother had a lot of love to give.

Clearly,your mother is loved a bunch.

LDWatkins said...

What a lovely tribute written for your mom. You can feel the love just by reading it. God Bless all of you. Hugs and prayers, Lynda

Cat said...

What a beautiful obit. Your mom sounds like 'the mom' we all would love to have.

Love surrounds you, let it help to comfort you.

Marion said...

A beautiful and touching tribue to your precious Mom, Renee. You are in my prayers and thoughts, dear friend. I love you.

Annie said...

So beautiful, your mom and the post. How lucky you are to have such a loving mom, she is not gone, but lives on in spirit and in your hearts.
You are much in my thoughts and
I am hoping you are okay. Sending many hugs and truck loads of love.
xoxo ♥

Angie Muresan said...

Thinking of you all. And praying for peace and comfort.

Gloria said...

Your mom was a beautiful woman and her quote proves it as do you. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.
::hugs::

studio lolo said...

Rest in sweet peace Daisy.
You raised a magnificent family. Your light will forever shine through them.

I love you Renee.
xoxox
Laurel

Anonymous said...

Oh Renee Love
Your momma left you with riches beyond riches. She gave each of you encompassing love that will linger forever in your hearts. What an absolute treasure you have. I am so glad to have known your mother through you.
Sending you prayer Renee.
Loving you always
DPG

Silke said...

What a tribute to an extraordinary woman by an extraordinary family! I can feel the love from here!! Love you all and thinking of you especially today, dearest Renee!! Silke

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

Rest in sweet peace Daisy♥

Much love to you and yours Renee,
Darla

Linda Sue said...

strong sweet Mother! She did well!

Julie-ann Bowden said...

Your mom sounded such a wonderful lady. Bless you all so much , so sorry for your loss!

Loads of love!

Julie

Kelly Lish said...

Oh Renee- I am very sorry...I wish I could hug you right this moment. I'm sure that your Mother was a wonderful soul, as she raised an angel, and that is very rare. I hope you are doing alright. I'm sending you my love and prayers. God bless you my sweet friend-I am thinking that you are gaining a gift of spriritualness and deeper understanding with each hardship. I love you.

Wine and Words said...

You have carried her legacy Renee, for all who enter here leave with a new friend in hand. I loved the photograph of her...happy, calm, serene. Will be thinking of all of you on Thursday. Sweet sorrow.

Audrey said...

Renee, my deepest symapthies lie with you and your family at this sad, sad time. May lovely Daisy rest in peace.
xoxoxo

Julie said...

Your mom left a better legacy than those of kings: a huge, close-knit family who learned how to love from her example. It's astounding to think about. Big hugs to all of you as you lay her to rest.

aimee said...

what a beautiful name she had and what a beautiful legacy she left behind! hugs and comfort to you :)

Allegra Smith said...

“I am standing upon the seashore.
A ship at my side spreads her white
sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean.

She is an object of beauty and strength.I stand and watch her until at length she hangs like a speck of white cloud just where the sea and sky come to mingle with each other.

Then, someone at my side says;
"There, she is gone!"

"Gone where?"

Gone from my sight. That is all.
She is just as large in mast and hull and spar as she was when she left my side and she is just as able to bear her load of living freight to her destined port.

Her diminished size is in me, not in her.

And just at the moment when someone
at my side says,

"There, she is gone!"

There are other eyes watching her coming,and other voices ready to take up the glad shout;

"Here she comes!"

And that is dying.”

Henry van Dyke

_____________________

I have met her in you, in Jacquie, in the strength and love of your family, I have met her in your humor and your determination.
I have met her. And I will never forget her.

She is now in the company of those who probably missed her too while she was here. Some day in the distant future you all will be together and life will be as you knew it when everyone was here and happy. It will be just the same, only very different. No pain, no suffering, a state a grace because the spirit lives only of love and of that, thanks to her and your father, you have plenty of.

Love to you all,

Allegra

linda cardina said...

i'm so sorry... she is so beautiful renee... so beautiful. i hope u are doing okay. i am send up prayer for you and your family.
(((hugs))))
linda

linda cardina said...

i'm so sorry... she is so beautiful renee... so beautiful. i hope u are doing okay. i am send up prayer for you and your family.
(((hugs))))
linda

word verification.... fineshee.... hmmm she's fine.?? she is renee.

Elizabeth said...

That is such a beautiful notice about a beautiful woman. I love your mother's name -- Daisy -- so beautiful. Many blessings to you, Renee and to your family -- much love and comfort. I am so sorry thinking about all your losses and hope that your love for one another sustains you.

Mary Ellen said...

Blessings and peace to her, and to you and your family.

zoe said...

my warmest hugs and thoughts are with you, renee...

soulbrush said...

what a wonderfully long life she had and blessed with so many kids and grandkids. may she now r.i.p. with love to you one and all in this time of loss.

Meghann LittleStudio said...

I knew she had to be a wonderful woman to have raised such great children and descendants, but she was even greater than I thought. God bless her, and all of your family during this difficult time. I know she is with God now. There is no way she couldn't be :)
Hugs and prayers,
Meg

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

I am just amazed at the number of people in your family. Your mother had so much love to give. You and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers, Renee.

Much love to you,
Catherine

YayaOrchid said...

It is plain to see she was a beautiful woman inside and out. My condolences Renee! I will be thinking of you on Thursday as well.

madtexter ☺☺☺☺☺☺ (corey james) said...

Renee, I'll be thinking of you and your family this Thursday at 2:00pm. (And then again at 3:00...the time zone difference you know).

Pattee said...

That's a beautiful obituary Renee...
The photo of your mom is just beautiful, with a glimmer in her eye.

I know how much she is missed by you and your family.. I am holding you all in my heart.

Much love `Pattee

karen gerstenberger said...

Thank you for inviting me to meet her. I feel as if I have had the privilege, as I pay attention to all that you have written about her, and see her between the lines - in your beautiful character, and in the strength that you have within your family. Together strong indeed. God bless you and each member of the that extended, strong group. What gifts you have in your heritage, far greater than silver or gold! XOXOXO

rochambeau said...

God Bless Daisey Saint Marie as she journeys on to to the light. May God bless her family, each and every one!
With much Love Renee,
Constance

ToM KiDDo said...

She's such a loving mother...May she rest in peace...blessings from my family :)

Blessed Be :D

Ellie Grace said...

I am so deeply sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

Always,
Ellie Grace

Arija said...

In this time of grief, I wish you all the peace of the nearness of your mother's love. Her spirit still lingers among you to ease your pain.

All my love
Arija

JuneMoonToon said...

"in the days beyond the days" I like this very much. Me too, glad we have that to look forward to.
Much love and good thoughts being sent your way. I hope you and your sister are getting stronger and feeling better.
Love,
June

Draffin Bears said...

What a beautiful tribute, to your lovely Mother, Renee.

Sending my love & hugs and condolences to your family.

Carolyn xo

Ingrid Mida said...

Dearest Renee,
How sorry I am to read this news. I've been out of touch and you must forgive me. The obituary was beautifully written. To leave a legacy of love like that is the greatest accomplishment in life. My deepest condolences to you all.

Barbara said...

Oh, Renee, my deepest sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your mom. So much loss in your family. My heart goes out to you and yours. I will say a prayer for her and for you, my dear, Renee. xoxoxo Barbara

Lynda said...

You are so fortunate to have a mother that has always loved you--and she always will.

Great-Granny Grandma said...

Wow! 65 grand, great-grand, and great-great grandchildren. Did they all live nearby?

BT said...

That is a beautiful tribute to your dear Mom Renee. I am always thinking of you.

kj said...

OMG, renee. your Mother looks like i've known her for a long time. i can almost hear her laugh. my Mother is from Prince Edward Island and i think your Mom would fit right in. Did she play cards?

it is my fervant hope you are able to rest and be comfortable, moon sister. how hard this must be. But you know your Mom is happy.

xoxo

Sue said...

A very lovely tribute to such a wonderful lady. Renee, your mom certainly was loved by many!

Thinking about you and your family and holding you close to my heart.


Sue

Clarity said...

My darling Renee, my heart, love and more love go out to you right now.

God bless you and her and all of you. Be strong through the tears, hold fast although the ground is shaky.

You are loved beyond this world. Here for you, in any way. Peace, XXX

Mark said...

I am really sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Yvonne Anderson said...

I'll be there in spirit Renee.

"If you walked in a stranger, you left as a friend"...how beautiful

Flora said...

Tender blessing to you and yours on the passing of your mom. My hope for you is that her memories will sustain you always.
blessings,Flora

Ribbon said...

Renee I'm sorry that you have had to say goodbye to your much loved Mum.

take care...
big love to you and your family Ribbon xoxoxoxo

Ziongirl said...

God Bless........Your are in my thoughts and prayers this day!!

Marie S said...

Oh Renee, your mother has given you so much more than gold, jewels, and silver.
All the love a mother's heart can hold is unlimited.
Bless your hurting heart in this time of sadness, comfort your family and friends in angel wings, while the choirs sing, welcoming their dear daughter Daisy home, they have missed her so.
She has though gifted this earthly place with the love, knowledge, and grace that she has brought and taught to everyone who knew her in her lifetime. This world is a better place.
Love and hugs, precious light in my life.

Donna, The Decorated House said...

Hi Renee~
How beautiful. Our greatest accomplishment in life is to have our loved ones know how much we truly loved them.
Light & Peace be with you, and your family. Donna

Heidi Alamanda said...

Renee, so sorry you have to go through this. My deepest sympathy for you and your family. Hugs

Anonymous said...

Colette MOM would be proud of you as I am too this is such a beautiful tribute to MOM Thank You,I only wish she was still her so I could hug and kiss her again Man I miss her so much!!!but I guess I should be grateful for the time we had our wonderful Mom , and Peter & Pauline have waited a long time to finally meet thier mom. lucky them, I hope dad and Sheldon and them came to meet her and make her passing easier for her, I will love MOM Forever!!! Rest in Peace Mom good night God Bless You

nollyposh said...

(((Hugs)))

nollyposh said...

Dearest Renee, My comments to you don't seem to be coming up, but i hope you get this one... Keeping you and yours i my heart <3jubersi

kj said...

tomorrow, thursday. i hope however you say goodbye to your Mom is blessed, renee. i am as always thinking of you, your family, sending love and prayers and gratitude that you are my friend.

always, here and there,
kj

yoborobo said...

I just wanted to stop by and tell you I will be thinking of you all tomorrow. Much love to you - Pam

Pattee said...

I just want you to know that I love you and have been lightening candles for you and Jacquie and your lovely mum~
Much love PAtteeeeeeee

Chrisy said...

Hello darling, just dropping by to let you know I'm thinking of you today...sending love and support across the miles...

Jos said...

Dear heart, my thoughts and prayers are very much with you all today. It's always so hard to say goodbye ... even temporarily. I love you Renee. xx Jos

Barbara said...

Thinking of you today.

Sarah said...

Take care today hon...my thoughts and prayers are with you! Sending gentle hugs and love.
Love you hon, Sarah

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pinkglitterfae said...

My condolences dear Renee. Reading the obituary made me see how lucky you all were to have each other. You have such a large family, and your mother will always live on in each and every one of you. I know she is proud of you all. What a full life she must have had, and I can't imagine how many people's lives she touched.
Bless you Daisy


betty

Jackie said...

Your mother sounds like a wonderful woman. I miss your posts and I hope you are ok:)
Sending you a warm hug!

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Hello dear Renee,
I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Blessings, Lisa

Wendy said...

What a beautiful tribute to a dear mother. May she rest in peace.

Daria said...

That is beautiful ... thinking of you Renee.

~Babs said...

A beautiful woman.
I'm holding your hand with love, Renee.

Purpur said...

Thinking of you often. Feeling for you. Loss, great as your's hurts, and hurts......

Purpur said...

Thinking of you often. Feeling for you. Loss, great as your's hurts, and hurts......

the GyPsY said...

إنا لله وإنا إليه راجعون

(Our spirits belong to God, and to God they shall return.)
She will continue to live through all of you who are her legacy.

Hugs

one little acorn said...

Thinking of you all every day.
xxx

Bella Sinclair said...

I love you, dearest.

R2K said...

Well put. Is there anything better in this world than a good Mom?

julie mitchell said...

Renee,
Reading you blog I want to hold you...so many struggles, loss, pain...loss, pain. I can understand you desire to stop...but I don't want you to.
It seems as though your mother left the world knowing all the love she had in her life...a gift...I remember when my mom past, it was all that I wanted her to know...she is loved and always will be.
This life and death thing...it comes to us all...and the older I get the more a wonder what it's all about...is there a plan?...is life a test?...And since death comes to us all...it's interesting...no matter how we lead our lives..how much love we have or things we acquire we all end this journey the same way...and if we do take anything with us it would be the love...our common bond...and in the end all we may leave behind is the memories we make...you honor your mother so beautifully here. I am glad to know her...thank you Renee for your honesty and your loving heart...hug, hug...I wish I could blink your hurting heart and your pain away...

Marie S said...

What a lovely tribute to a beautiful woman.
I am thinking of you with love, my pretty.
Be well.

deb said...

Renee,

I just wanted to let you know that I am thinking of you.

Deborah said...

Oh Lovee, just stopping by to say you are a prayer upon my lips.

by Kathy Troccoli:

Help me, God I'm scared
And I'm unprepared to face the night alone
Hear me, hear my prayer
My soul, it aches
and I've nowhere to go.
Help me God

In this dark hour
I know only the power that made the stars
Can mend my heart.
Oh I've tried on my own but I'm not that strong
You're all I've got
You're all I've got
Help me God

Sometimes, people leave
And I can grieve cause life's not always fair
help me to hold on
though i can't see you, i believe you're there
I know you're there
In this dark hour
I know only the power that made the stars
Can mend my heart.

clairedulalune said...

What an amazing woman and what a amazing family. Rest in peace. Love to you Renee, I only wish I could ease the pain somehow. ((hugs))

soulbrush said...

renee, how are you sweetest girl? are those bats still bothering you?i will send my cyber magic potion to fly through cyberspace and chase them right away. please stay strong and i am thinking of you often with love and helping hands. xxx

rochambeau said...

Thinking of you dear one.
Love,
Constance

BT said...

Thinking of you all Renee.

the wild magnolia said...

So sorry for the loss of your dear mother.

the wild magnolia said...

When I submitted my first comment I had read your other posts.

I know your mother was a wonderful woman, she has left her heartprint here in her loving family.

I wish great comfort to you and your family.

Sonia ;) said...

That was soooo beautiful....I miss you and love you

xoxoxoxox

Bridgett said...

Beautifully written.
May she rest in peace.

Dean Grey said...

My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family, Renee!

-Dean

Woman in a Window said...

Love. Love. And love. What else is there?
xo
erin

Julie said...

I'm so sorry. What a beautiful mother. Another angel in heaven. Wrapping you in love and prayers xxxxxxxx

Rob-bear said...

What a wonderful tribute from Colette. Wishing you and your whole family many blessings in a sad time.

Cyndy said...

What a beautiful woman! Thank you for sharing her with us.