March 9, 1924 – January 3, 2020
Cecile Pallard passed away at Dufferin Place, Nanaimo, 3 January 2020. She is survived by her children: Claire (Roger Belanger), Lucille, Marc (Maureen), Roger (Wendy Schmidt), Norman (Jackie) and Paul; her grandchildren: Marie Boucher (Mark Jensen), Michel (Melissa) and James Boucher, Daniel and Kevin (Leah) Pallard, Andrea and Emily Pallard, Lucas, Brodie (Tianna Nichols), Rosalie and Evelynne Pallard, Abby Pallard; great-grandchildren: Ava and Genevieve Boucher, Colin Pallard; brothers: Leandre and Alain Durand; sisters-in-law: Therese Desorcy, Alice Pallard, Aline Durand, Deanna Durand; nieces and nephews across Canada and relatives in France. She is predeceased by her husband, Raymond (2007), son Louis (1981), grandson Louis Boucher (1983); brothers: Paul, Hubert, Damien Durand; sisters: Therese Fouasse, Gertrude Simoens; brothers-in-law: Joseph and Emmanuel Pallard, Norman Fisher, Rennie Desorcy, Robert Fouasse, Jean Simoens; sisters-in-law: Louise Fisher, Helene Durand, Therese Pallard.
She was the eldest child of Maxime Durand and Marie Josephe LeMoullec. She was born and raised in Notre Dame de Lourdes MB and, in 1950 when she married, moved to Vancouver where she and Ray raised their family and established a family business.
In 2002, she moved to Nanaimo to be closer to her children. She was involved with her children and grandchildren at Ecole Bilingue, Ecole Oceane, Sea Cadets as well as parish activities at Saint Sacrement (Vancouver) and St Peters (Nanaimo). For many years, she hosted international students. Cecile and Ray heartily welcomed family and friends from across Canada and the world.
The family recognizes the compassionate care provided by the care aides, LPNs, RNs, Food Services and other staff of Dufferin Place to Cecile and her family.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to L’Association des Francophones de Nanaimo https://francophonenanaimo.org/en/
The funeral mass will be celebrated by Fr Jozef Kobos, SDS, Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 10:45 am at Trinity Catholic Church, 6234 Spartan Road, Nanaimo V9T 2N9. Telford Funeral Services.
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