March 27, 1944 – March 9, 2018
Marcel battled cancer for 9 months in the comfort of his own home and quietly passed away the day after he arrived at the Norwood hospice. He was tirelessly cared for throughout the duration of his illness by his loving wife Carole, with support from their children Jackie and Shawn and Jackie’s partner John. Words cannot convey how thankful we are for the help, support, and visits we received from numerous family and friends over the past year. It meant the world to Marcel and perked him up during a long period when he struggled to find energy. It also helped us care for him during those times when we found ourselves in over our heads.
Marcel is also survived by his sisters, Raymonde and Rachelle (Wayne); his brothers, Aime and Lionel (Geri); step family, Lea (Ed), Pauline, Genny (Bernie), Dolores (George), Laura (John), Denis (Janice); as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Marcel was predeceased by his father, Damase; mother, Marie-Ange; step-father, Pete; brother, Aurele; sister, Claudette; brothers, Gilbert and Alberic; and Pauline’s husband, Ken.
The family would like to thank the home care staff with Alberta Health Services in Morinville for their invaluable care and support that allowed Marcel to remain at home for the duration of his illness, the staff and volunteers at the Cross Cancer Institute for their compassionate treatment, and the staff at the Capital Care Norwood Hospice for the comfort they provided, if only for a short time. Many thanks to Dr. Botha and staff; for always accommodating Marcel whenever he needed to come in to the office.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cross Cancer Institute, the Capital Care Foundation, or the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.
Friday, March 16, 2018
at 12:00 pm
Holy Family Catholic Church
75 Poirier Ave
St Albert, Alberta