OBITUARY

Alice Rose Arsenault

November 13, 1941January 6, 2019

Arsenault, Alice Rose (nee Legros)(retired nurse)

After a lengthy illness at her home in Aurora on Sunday January 6, 2019 surrounded by her family and her dog Mitsu. Alice, in her 78th year beloved wife of Omer. Loving mother of Rick and his wife Michelle of Orangeville and Nicole and her husband Dave Baker of Aurora. Cherished Nanny of Samantha, Cole, Avary, and Owen. Dear sister of Robert and his wife Rose. Aunt of Alain and his wife Julie, and Anne and her husband Steve and their families. A Memorial Mass will be held at Our Lady of Grace Church, 15347 Yonge Street, Aurora on Saturday January 19, 2019 at 10am. Reception to follow. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. On-line condolences may be left at www.thompsonfh-aurora.com

Services

19 January

Memorial Mass

10:00 am

Our Lady of Grace Church

15347 Yonge Street
Aurora, ON L4G1N7

REMEMBERING

Alice Rose Arsenault

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Mary and Ron Gibson

January 17, 2019

Mary and Ron met Alice and Omer on the Star Princess June 17 to 24, 1996. We cruised from Seward, Alaska to Vancouver, British Columbia. Alice and Omer at 15 Patrick Drive in AURORA lived about the length of the ship from us at 35 Glass Drive yet we met on a cruise in Alaska. We enjoyed our trip with them and have crossed paths many times in the AURORA area over the last twenty plus years.

Caroyn Findlay

January 11, 2019

I am so sorry to hear the loss of Alice, she was wonderful person she would always stop to say hello with a smile when she was walking her dog.
She will be sadly missed, my payer to Omer and the family.
Carolyn Findlay (Dent)
18 Webster Drive

Barbara Dent

January 11, 2019

When Alice walked the dog around the block she would look up and smile and wave. When l was outside we would chat and when l couldnt get out l would be sitting by the window she would still smile and wave making me still feel like part of the community. Thank you Alice. My condolence to you Omer and your family on your loss of your loved one.
Barb Dent

Paul & Betty Durocher

January 11, 2019

We feel blessed that we have had the opportunity to know Alice. She was a warm hearted, kind and positive person. The smile that she gave us was always radiant and positive. She fought a hard battle with cancer staying strong in her beliefs.
Alice, tu vas nous manquer. Merci pour ton amitiée, ton beau sourire, ton attitude positive et pour ton dévouement à la Mission Saint Frère André.
Rest in peace, tu seras toujours dans nos pensées.
Sincères sympathies.
Betty et Paul Durocher

Aimée Gallienne

January 10, 2019

My sincere condolences to the entire family.

I have many fond memories of your Mom, Nicole, and how welcoming she always was to us at your place in elementary and high school. I also remember that she spoiled me at the hospital when my sister was born. She gave me a special tour of the nursery, I got to “help” with a bath and she gave me a diaper for my doll! Talk about going above and beyond.

Whenever I would run into her in later years she would always proudly give me the updates on her cherished children and grandchildren.

We were all privileged to know Mme. Arsenault.

Eilish and Bill Boston

January 10, 2019

We are so very sorry for your loss. We first met Alice and Omer a few years ago on a Mediterranean cruise and have fond memories of the many hours we spent with them, both on that cruise and in the years since. Lunches and visits to their home in Aurora where we were always welcome even when we dropped in unannounced. On our fridge there is a little magnet that Alice gave us as a memento of time spent together on the beautiful island of Crete where she introduced us to Greek yogurt topped with honey. . Alice was a lovely lady and we will miss her. Rest in Peace Alice. No more pain.

Marguerite Beggs

January 10, 2019

I had the pleasure of working with Alice for quite a few years at York County Hospital. Her care and understanding of needs for others was excellent. That smile and twinkle in her eyes tells it all. We did have lots of laughs.

Marguerite Beggs

Glenn and Ruth Glidden

January 9, 2019

Alice will be missed so much. After 45 years of friendship, it is difficult to believe she is gone. We are thankful for all the memories, the jokes, laughter and sharing the ups and downs of our lives.
To Omer, Rick, Nicole and their families, we extend our heartful condolences.

Pat Bruno

January 8, 2019

Hi Omer
I am so sad for you and your family and myself also. When we were at Persechini we would talk about our problems endlessly on the elliptical machine. I so appreciated her advice and just listening to me. She was a great friend and a truly inspiring person. We had so many dinners together and once just the the 3 of us ate at the Tin Roof. I so enjoyed it! And your 50th anniversary celebration. And our lunches. You both helped me so much at my daughter’s wedding which was so appreciated!
I will miss her so much!
Love to you and your family!

Shirley Ratcliffe

January 8, 2019

Dear Alice ,
Your friendship has meant more to me over all the years that we have been together. Our love for our dogs has been our bond. Your mum looked after Brady for three weeks while I was taking care of Christina when she was ill. Alice was always there for me and I have never forgotten her kindness. As well, Christmas a few years ago I called Alice in a panic because my boy Brady was not getting along with Rags, his US cousin. I knew our holiday would be terrible with these two dogs fighting each other. Alice said “bring Brady over.” Your mother was my port in a storm. God bless her.

We always had fun on the cruises we took. I will never forget the windfall she got at the slot machine one night. You were the lucky one💞

I have admired her fight with this dreaded disease. She was strong and when my mum died she told me to be strong. You were my rock then, and again in other troubling times that I went through.

Many times Alice would say to me “I can’t understand how come we are friends. We are so the opposite of each other”. She was right, I was the timid one who worried about everything and she was always there to set me straight. We had a wonderful friendship which I will always cherish.

God bless Omer, Rick, and Nic. Alice, your grandchildren will always be a testament to the way you lived your life. Much love to Sam, Cole, Avery and Owen.🌹