Leona Marie Rivais

7 February, 19184 March, 2020

RIVAIS, Léona – Peacefully, with a nephew by her side at St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre, she returned to the Father’s house on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at the venerable age of 102. Predeceased by her parents Joseph and Georgina (née Lalonde) and all her siblings: Amelia, Albert, Hormidas, Paul, Aldoria, Antoinette, Flore, Roméo, Valéda (Sister of the C.N.D), and Laurette. She will be missed especially by two nephews, Fr. Laurier Rivet and Gerry Rivet, a grand-niece Nicole Chaudhari and by a close friend Denise Cardinal. She was in a coma during the last nine days but there was always someone with her so that she would not leave this earth while alone. She will be remembered for her many years as a teacher and school principal in the city, for her smile, for her generosity and kindness to people in need and her dedication to many groups and associations. She will be missed and remembered by those she loved, she touched and appreciated her. We would like to express our sincere and heartfelt thanks to all the SJCC staff, especially the Kane House for their loving care and dedication for the last eleven years. We could not have asked for better. We were comforted to know she was in their care. She will be resting at Lahaie and Sullivan Cornwall Funeral Homes, East Branch, 614 First Street East, (613-933-2841), on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 from 9 am to 11 am. At her request, the Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel of the Funeral Home at 11 am. Interment at a later date. Donations to S.J.C.C. or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Messages of condolence may be left at


  • Visitation Wednesday, 11 March , 2020
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, 11 March , 2020


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Anne Bouchard

10 March 2020

Ah que de bons souvenirs... Amie avec Nicole à partir du primaire, j'ai passé plusieurs moments en compagnie de Mlle Rivais qui demeurait juste à côté de la famille Jean sur la rue Carleton. Mes condoléances à Nicole et à la famille.

Sufia Fuentes

6 March 2020

J’ai passé des heures et des jours avec ma tante Léona (ainsi que ma tante Valéda), surtout comme petite fille, vraiment des moments inoubliables que je garderai précieusement avec moi; elle a vu plusieurs étapes importantes de ma vie et était pour moi comme une deuxième grand-mère. Quoique mes petits n’ont pu connaître leurs grands-parents maternels, c’est un vrai privilège pour moi d'avoir partager plusieurs petits bonheurs avec elle (3x grande-tante, incroyable!). Merci pour ces merveilleux souvenirs. Et comme ont se le disaient toujours, à la prochaine matante.

Katrine Breton

6 March 2020

Tante Léona était une dame très spéciale pour la famille Chaudhari. Nos visites étaient toujours remplies de bons moments et d’amour. Cette grande dame va beaucoup nous manquer.