Chatham, ON ( Change City )


TETRAULT With Thankful Hearts... Hear his voice in the tender words of loved ones and the greetings of strangers. For each new day is His gift to you and those lives you touch. Our family would like to express heartfelt thanks to many people who helped us to celebrate the life of a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. We will always remember and cherish every hug, kiss, encouraging words and touching memory that we so needed during this time. We truly understand now, the power of God's steadfast love in easing the grief of a loved one's death and we have witnessed first hand how his love can be reflected by others in our lives. Would madeleine have been here in person, how fulfilled she would have felt. Thank you to the LHIN care coordinators with special mention of Erin and Jane for your compassion and caring in doing your utmost to meet Madeleine's every need. Much gratitude to the nurses at Bayshore, especially Melanie and Diane, the PSW's of Care Partners and the e-shift staff of VON, for making her final days as comfortable as possible. To my daughter-in-law Lisa and special friend Nicole who so tenderly helped care for Madeleine during her final days, we thank you for your gentle hands and for making our last memory of her one of dignity and grace. Our gratitude to Michelle and the team of pharmacists at Shoppers Drug Mart and Elston Pharmacy for your outstanding customer care. Once again we wish to thank the medical staff of the London Health Science Centre, Dr. Yammine, Dr. Sullivan and the dedicated nursing staff on 4th floor Medicine and the Oncology Department for looking after Madeleine with such kindness. To Dr. Bailey we feel so blessed that Madeleine was in your loving care especially during her final days. You have been sent by God himself to help heal, comfort, love and encourage. We are humbled by the kindness and compassion shown to Madeleine and our family and we are forever indebted to you for making it possible to care for her at home. To our intricate circle of family and friends, who, throughout the trying days of Madeleine's illness, funeral and the aftermath of her passing, so generously found ways of helping us. So many of you took the time to call, send cards, gifts, fruit baskets, food, emails and online condolences. Madeleine loved all of you and we appreciate that you were there for her and our family. To the angels that brought food to the hospital and home we humbly thank you. Special thanks to the Griffore and Martin-Schyvenaars families, the Benoit and Carroll families and the staff at Our Lady of Fatima School. To all who sent flowers, plants, statues, remembrance stones and lanterns to adorn the funeral home, you provided the surroundings that brought warmth and love to our family. Thank you to Westbrook's Flower Shoppe for beautifully capturing Madeleine's love for nativities and Christmas. To the wonderful people who made charitable donations, sponsored masses or enrolled mom for perpetual prayers, we are so grateful for your thoughtfulness. A special thank you to Fr. Jim Higgins, CKPS Chaplain Mike Copps and CKHA volunteers. Your visits and prayers brought us great comfort. We wish to extend our gratitude to the Chatham Kent Police Service for providing a police escort for Madeleine's funeral. We were deeply touched by the show of respect witnessed en route to the church and burial site. Sincere thanks to Nathan McKinlay and the staff at McKinlay Funeral Home for their guidance, accommodation, patience, support and never-ending compassion. Thanks Jodi and Joelle, for coming to the rescue with your creative digital abilities to render such beautiful photos of Grandma and our family. Our deepest gratitude to Fr. Tery Rundstaler for your visit to the home and for your comforting words at the funeral mass. Much gratitude to Mae Caron for your visit to the hospital and prayers and kind words spoken. Thank you to Gail, Denise, Joel, Devin, grandchildren Levi and Sara and the team of talented musicians whose graceful and harmonious voices opened up the heavens. We wish to thank pallbearers, Adrien, Justin, Levi, Noah, Jonah and John who so lovingly and reverently carried their grandmother and aunt to her final resting place. We are grateful to the flower bearers; Sara, Joelle, Anna, Nicole, Jordan and Katie, and all of those involed with Madeleine's Celebration of Life. Thanks to the Carroll Family for bringing to life Madeleine's love for Christmas. The ambiance in the church and church hall was comforting and uplifting. Our sincere appreciation to the Ladies of Ste Anne for preparing a lovely lunch for everyone to enjoy. To Madeleine's siblings and their families, you brought her so much joy and happiness. The gift of family is truly one of God's greatest blessings. To our spouses, daughter-in-law and son-in-law, Lisa, Jodi and Luc, words alone cannot express our heartfelt and sincere gratitude for giving all of yourselves so selflessly to make sure that mom felt safe and loved during her illness and in the final days of her life at home. She loved all of you so much. To our children and grandchildren Adrien, Justin, Levi, Noah, Sara, Joelle, (John), Anna and Jonah. You were GMM's rocks! Thanks for your help in making Grandma's funeral so beautiful and special. She would have been so proud. Many thanks for sharing so many fond memories that made us smile in the weeks that followed Grandma's passing. They reminded us of the good family times that we enjoyed. Finally, we lift up our thankful hearts to God for blessing our lives with this beautiful soul that we had the honour of calling loving Wife and Mom . There is nothing more precious than time and you have all shared yours with us in so many ways. Let us continue Madeleine's legacy in sharing God's love with a gracious smile, and a kind word for everyone we meet. We can shed a tear because she is gone, or smile because she lived. Seville, Anne-Marie, Michael, Gabe and families. 13322057
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