It is with heavy hearts we say goodbye to our mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Mom passed away with her family by her side. Born to the late Henry and Idella (Barnier) Demers on June 15, 1925. Being one of the oldest of many siblings, our Mom always worked hard, raising siblings, working in factories, tobacco and tomato fields. Mom was blessed to live to be 95 years old and was so proud of it.
On September 11, 1948 she married our father, Francis Foster. They shared the love of antique cars and trucks which they proudly had in many events and parades. Mom was the elbow grease behind all the shine and glory as she washed, scrubbed and polished to their utmost shine. When Dad passed, Mom moved from the family home to her own apartment in town. She dearly loved her place and made many cherished friendships there. She could always be found cleaning, polishing and gardening there right up until the end. Mom was predeceased by her husband Francis. She is survived by her daughter Connie (Dan) Vermast and her son Chris (Carol) Foster. She also leaves behind her precious grandkids Tina (Steve) Bogaart, Trevor (Barb) Ogletree, Tiffany (Dan) Cooper and the true precious loves of her heart were her three great granddaughters Leah and Brianna Bogaart and Hannah Grace Colwell.
Survived by her siblings Gordon (the late Valerie) Demers, Clifford (Marian) Demers, Virginia (the late Gord) Fralick, Annette (the late Jack) Laidlaw, Evelyn (the late Jack) Hornick, (the late Mabel) Paul Charron, the late Gerald and Florence Demers, the late Arsene and Madeline Demers, the late Lucy and Paul Van Haecke, the late Jeannette Regnier, the late Lily and Francis Trepanier and the late Linda Demers.
Also predeceased by Dads’ family the late James and Anna Foster (Dad’s parents), the late Helen and George Vynckier, the late Theresa and Bill Guertin and the late Bernard and Marjorie Foster.
Mom also leaves behind many loved nieces and nephews and a very special aunt Kate McKay of Chatham.
Well Mom, your shovels and dusting cloths are now at rest and now you can enter heaven and be in the “Arms of an Angel”, your favourite song. Now free from pain, you can rest in peace. There will not be a day we will not think of you and miss you dearly. God has just gained a new “cleaning angel”. We’ll always love you.
Thank you to Mom’s friends who looked out for her everyday – Alan, Garetti, Ann and Rose Ann and Jim and Donna. She loved you all so much. Thank you to her care givers Melanie, Diane, Kelly, Tina, Brianna and Lisa. We couldn’t have done this without your expertise and care.
The Eric F. Nicholls Funeral Home Ltd. 639 Elgin St., Wallaceburg, entrusted with the arrangements.
Cremation has taken place and Mom will be laid to rest in a private, immediate family service.
As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society may be left at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be left at www.ericfnichollsfuneralhome.com.