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"Forget Me Not" in memory of Emily Dagenais

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Emily Dagenais 90 years young. 03.19.19- 05.17.09

How do we begin to describe the wonderful person that our mother was? If you asked her children to choose one word that best described her, we would say Selfless. Mom did everything for her family. Her children always came first.

Mom had a great sense of humor and a wonderful sense of adventure, she was very independent and remained so until the age of 88 when she began suffering with dementia.

She was so very talented; a fabulous dress maker, she designed costumes for stage, her children's clothing and created her own patterns for quilts, which of course she made for the family. She beaded and made rosaries which again she gave to many. One of her greatest traditions which so many have enjoyed was her legendary Christmas cake, something she made every year and gifted to her family and friends, a tradition which continued until 2007.

Mom was a devout Catholic and she attended church at Christ the King 6 days a week in Sudbury, Ontario (where she lived most of her life). When she could no longer drive she walked, still attending 6 days a week in the warm weather.

Her kindness was apparent in her everyday life. Her home was always open to family and friends. Mom was a great mother and grandmother, she was a great sister and aunt and she was a great wife and friend. Simply put she was an amazing woman, strong, independent and above all a great caregiver.

As a family we have so many wonderful memories. She always brought and kept us together, and this she did to her last breath, when she was literally surrounded by all of her children at Lindhaven in St-Catharines, Ontario. A true testament to the amazing mother and woman that she was.

Mothers are special people and our mother was as special as they come. She was such a huge and important part of our lives, that it is difficult to imagine life without her. We all miss her so much.

Although devastating...our loss is a welcome knock on heavens door.

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Armande Dagenais-Marchant
Thu, Feb 27, 2014
Love you Mom and miss you so, you are always with me. Forever in my heart! <3

Tue, Feb 14, 2012
Your tribute brought tears to my eyes. Emily sounds very like my mother who was diagnosed with vascular dementia when she was 88. She will be 90 this year and still wants to help people in the home. Strong women, like Emily and Mum devoted their lives to us and as the saying goes 'they don't make 'em like her anymore' Thoughts sent to you

Debbie Polito
Tue, Aug 24, 2010
Hello, I just want to say I read your tribute to your beautiful mother and the beautiful poems. I know how you feel, it has only been a week ago that I lost my mother to this disease. She had it about 10 years. And oh my gosh she sounds like your mother, devout Catholic and deeply loved. I am so sorry for your loss. I am having a really tough time. My mom was my Best Friend also. I will keep your family in my prayers. I will never leave my Faith because of my mother. And both our mothers are with our "Awesome God". God Bless You All.

Gail Dagenais
Fri, May 28, 2010
I love you Mom and I miss you so much. I think about you all the time and wish I could just turn around and you'd be there. It's been a hard year but I know I will see you again. Jasmine and Josh miss you a lot. Forever in my heart. xoxoxo
Love Gail, Jazz and Josh

althea di gregorio
Fri, May 28, 2010
what beautiful words your children and friends have written about fondest memory was spending Christmas together in huntsville just after mande's dad died - a very sad time - but i so enjoyed our time together - when you'd come to visit mande - ALWAYS the supportive mother - much like my mom - family was most important...i hope you've met up with my mother - you'd get on so well...much love to you and those you've left behind...

Jody Tierney
Fri, May 28, 2010
A year has gone by and I thought it would get easier but I miss you even more every day! I love you so much and one day we shall see each other again. For now, I know I have a special angel up above looking out for me and putting in a good word in for me!
Love you,
Jody xoxoxo

Armande Dagenais-Marchant
Mon, May 17, 2010
I can't believe it's been a year and yet sometimes it feels like forever, because it's just been too long without you. I miss you and love you, you are always in my heart! Armande

Mon, May 17, 2010
It's hard to believe that a year has gone by since the day we had to let you go.
I miss you so, as we all do. Knowing that we will some day be reunited brings a little joy to our broken hearts.
Love you Mom, you were the best.

Gail Dagenais
Thu, May 06, 2010
"Farewell, Dear Mother"

Somewhere in my heart,
Beneath all of this pain,
Is a smile I still wear...
At the sound of your name.

The precious word is "MOTHER"
She was my world, you see,
But now my heart is breaking,
She's no longer here with me.

God chose her for His angel
To watch me from above,
To guide me and advise me
And know that I'm still loved.

The day she had to leave me,
Her life on earth was through,
But God had better plans for her
For this, I surely knew

When I think of her kind heart
And all those loving years,
Because we're only human,
They're bound to bring us tears.

She truly was my best friend,
Someone I could confide in,
She always had a tender touch,
A soft and gentle grin.

I want to thank you Mother
For teaching me so well,
Even though the time has come,
That I must bid you farewell.

I'll remember all you've taught me
To put God above all others...
For I had no better teacher,
Than you ..... My Dear Mother.

Even though you've left this earth
And had to take your flight,
I know that you are here with me,
Each morning, noon and night.

A Mother's Crown
Heaven lit up with a mighty presence,
as the Angels all looked down.
Today the Lord was placing the jewels
Into my mother's crown.
He held up a golden crown,
as my darling mother looked on.
He said in His gentle voice,
'I will now explain each one.'
'The first gem,' He said, 'is a Ruby,
and it's for endurance alone,
for all the nights you waited up
for your children to come home.'
'For all the nights by their bedside,
you stayed till the fever went down.
For nursing every little wound,
I add this ruby to your crown.'
'An emerald, I'll place by the ruby,
for leading your child in the right way.
For teaching them the lessons,
That made them who they are today.'
'For always being right there,
through all life's important events.
I give you a sapphire stone,
for the time and love you spent.'
'For untying the strings that held them,
when they grew up and left home.
I give you this one for courage.'
Then the Lord added a garnet stone.
'I'll place a stone of amethyst,' He said.
'For all the times you spent on your knees,
when you asked if I'd take care of your children,
and then for having faith in Me.'
'I have a pearl for every little sacrifice
that you made without them knowing.
For all the times you went without,
to keep them happy, healthy and growing.'
'And last of all I have a diamond,
the greatest one of all,
for sharing unconditional love
whether they were big or small.'
'It was you love that helped them grow
Feeling safe and happy and proud
A love so strong and pure
It could shift the darkest cloud.'
After the Lord placed the last jewel in,
He said, 'Your crown is now complete,
I love you and miss you so much Mom.
Love Gail xoxoxox

Armande Dagenais-Marchant
Fri, Mar 19, 2010
Happy Birthday Mom,
I miss you so much, you are always with me forever in my heart, wherever I go. I love you always, Armande

Liz Thomas
Thu, Oct 22, 2009
Aunt Emily was a very special person and am I very greatful to have had her in my life. I loved her very much - as did all my family. She is certainly missed by all of us!!!

Sara Friskey
Tue, Oct 20, 2009
Nanny you were an amazing woman and you are greatly missed. One day we will all be together again. You are always in my heart!

Chantal Gobeil-Hassan
Tue, Oct 20, 2009
Aunt Emily, I absolutely loved. I spent all the time I could with her when she visited us at Nana's (Cletis) as a child or at my mother's (Marguerite). She taught me how to braid wire hangers and chattered away while making cipaille with Nana. The sense of humour in the Denaults runs through their veins..
Thank you for the opportunity to post!

Jody Tierney
Fri, Oct 16, 2009
You were the heart of our family and when you left, a piece of all of us left too. I miss you more and more with each passing day but I know that you are always with me in my heart. I am comforted knowing that you are at peace with the Lord.
I love you nanny! xoxoxo

Melanie Gobbo
Fri, Oct 16, 2009
Nanny, they say with each day that passes it gets easier. Well I do not agree. It has been 4 months since you left us to join the Lord and I miss you more and more each day. I know that you are at piece and that is the only thing that helps me through each day. I love you so much!!

Lauraine Friskey
Fri, Oct 16, 2009
Mom, I am so happy that I had you nearby for the last 14 months of your life. It was a pleasure for me to be able to help look after you even for a short while after all the many years you looked after me and helped look after my children whenever I needed you. I miss you terribly but I'm grateful you were spared the many years that many others suffer with this terrible disease. Love you lots and anxiously await seeing you again.

Lou Paciocco
Fri, Oct 16, 2009
She always made feel like I was part of her family. You could always depend on her to be there for anyone who needed her. I know she is at peace now in a very special place in heaven. I loved her very much.

Beverly Cascanette
Fri, Oct 16, 2009
Mom, you will be forever in my heart.Miss you so much.

Gail Dagenais
Fri, Oct 16, 2009
Mom, life just isn't the same without you. I miss you more and more everyday. I know that you're with the Lord and that brings me comfort. Until we meet again. I love you so much. xoxox

Armande Dagenais-Marchant
Fri, Oct 16, 2009
I love you mom, and miss you terribly, you are always in my heart.

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