Mabel (Ascah) Georges

28 juin 19198 novembre 2020

The family of Mabel (Ascah) Georges (Mother Mabel to many) is very sad to announce her passing in her 102nd year. Mabel was the daughter of George and Isabelle (Baird) Ascah of Gaspé, Quebec. Born in the pandemic of 1919, she passed away in the COVID-19 pandemic. She is predeceased by her husband, Vasil (Billy); her daughter, Marika Ann Rose and her siblings Willie, Eric, Kenneth and Marjorie. She is survived by her brother Godfrey, still in the Gaspé, and her three sons: Christo (Agneta) of Hudson, Michael (Linda) of Guelph and Stanley (Claire) of Gaspé. Grandmother of Lisa, Lena (Devin), Jennifer (Doegun) and Anna-Marie (Jon), Jason (Jill) and Steven, Jonathan (Nathalie) and Elissa-Marie (Thomas), Jeremy and David (Carol Ann) and Neome and Keah (Autumn). Great-grandmother of Oliver, Evan, and Aiden, Matthew, Samantha and Gavin, Noah, Maxim and Marika, Emily and William, Miles and Lucas, Jade and Arlen, Teyavey and Marz. She leaves behind many Ascah (Graham) and Baird cousins whom she enjoyed spending time with over the years.

Mabel was a professional seamstress, working at home on draperies for homes all over the West Island. Known for her beautiful work, she was always busy and often had one or two people working for her. She was also known to carry a hammer, a drill and a hacksaw in her purse, and there was many a Christmas week that her sons and daughters-in-law were enlisted to hang drapes in various homes before Christmas Eve. Mabel could repair anything for anyone and loved sewing quilts for her family and others – so many quilts! She continued to sew into her 101st year. When she turned 93 she wanted an iPad. She learned it quickly and was a regular on Facebook and Pinterest.

She was awesome to the end. We sincerely don’t know what St. Barnabas Church will do without her dedication to helping with services, teas, lunches, breakfasts and sales. Mabel was always ready to wash, iron, knit, crochet (including plastic milk bags for Africa), cook, bake (making gluten-free communion wafers!) and do whatever else anyone asked of her. Her stamina was amazing, and she never gave up despite any pain she might have been suffering. Her faith carried her through some tough times, as did her family and St. Barnabas and its congregation. She will be missed by many. The family is eternally grateful to her daughter-in-law Agneta, who made the trip in from Hudson every week for years to shop, have breakfasts out at IKEA, help clean, do laundry, cut grass, get coffee, share lunches and do the little things Mabel could no longer do. Mabel was very thankful to Lorne and Ruby Roberts and Darleen and Jacques Diotte for their friendship, visits, meals and much help which allowed her to stay in her home of more than 60 years until the end. Stan and Claire kept her comfortable in the last weeks in her home, seeing to her every need. It really does take a village.

She also appreciated the many meals she received when she could no longer cook. Thanks go out to Joan Pottle, Sylvia Jones, Sandy Gale, Jeanette Barr and Linda Jones. Thanks also to Sandra and Robert Everitt for meals and trips home from the hospital. Last but not least, thanks to Marie and the staff at the CLSC, Pierrefonds, and especially to Viviane who saw Mabel every day rain or shine.

Thanks to Dr. Welik for ongoing care of Mabel and to Dr. Iancu who was instrumental in finding placement for Mabel in hospice. Thanks to Teresa Dellar Residence for their wonderful care and attention to Mabel while she was there. In lieu of flowers, we know Mabel would be proud to have any memorial donations made in her name (Mabel Ascah) to The Teresa Dellar Palliative Care Residence in Pointe Claire: https://residencesoinspalliatifs.com/en/donate-now/ or to St. Barnabas Church, Pierrefonds. http://www.st-barnabas.qc.ca.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a private family burial will be held in Gaspé at a later date.

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. Revelation 21:4-6 KJV

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Mabel (Ascah) Georges


Trudy and Peter Vatcher

16 novembre , 2020

We, at St. Barnabas, all thank Mabel for the tireless work to raise funds for Family Life and help support our building fund amongst other things over the years. She was always there at the 8.00 am service and social gathering at the coffee break between services; she will be sorely missed by us all and we send our condolences to the family. Trudy and Peter

Stephen Jamieson

15 novembre , 2020

I have many fond memories of Aunt Mabel from my years living on the West Island in Pierrefonds in my youth. Mabel was my mother’s (Marjorie Jamieson, nee Graham) first cousin, and made frequent visits to Neo Street and was often at family festive dinners, and reunions at the farm in Hudson. Mabel had a distinctive voice and laugh, and a joyful personality that brightened up any room as she joined these family gatherings. I remember too, being introduced to my first taste of delicious seafood cooked by Uncle Billy at wonderful meals cooked on Richer St.
I remember her sewing room in the basement and her large wooden tables where she worked as a seamstress with outstanding skill and accuracy. Our beautiful drapes and curtains on Neo Street were Mabel’s work.
I have fine memories of visiting her brothers in the Gaspé and fun fishing trout in the nearby rivers. I remember her father George Ascah living well into his 90s and thinking he was the oldest relative I had ever known. Well Aunt Mabel must have been blessed with her father’s longevity because she now can lay claim to the longest life of the Ascahs. Wow! What a wonderful life!! Condolences to her extended family. She will be missed. Second cousin, Steve Jamieson; (Kingston, Ontario)

Patti Bowers

14 novembre , 2020

I have known Mother Mabel from the years of meeting at her Great Grandchildren’s birthday parties.. After she got her I pad we became Facebook friends. She was an amazing woman & an inspiration to many. I am so glad she was able to stay in own home for so long
My heartfelt sympathy to her family & friends

Patti Bowers

Nancy Graham

12 novembre , 2020

We always said Auntie Mabel but in fact she was my father’s cousin (Russell Graham from Hudson Que) so really my second cousin. Though very young at the time I recall Christmas feasts at Richer where Uncle Billy cooked a huge seafood feast, dinners at our house on Neo St where Auntie Mabel would read our tea leaves. New Years Day at the farm when we often drove Aunt Mabel. Fast forward many, many years when she would come to visit Michael and Linda in Guelph and always took the time to visit mom and dad. Taking the train from Montreal to Toronto well into her mid nineties. Glad to have had such a grand, independent woman in my life! Rest peacefully Auntie Mabel xxx

Iva Rooney

12 novembre , 2020

My sincere condolences to the family!

When I would go to church I would find myself seeking out Mabel because she always greeted you with her big smile and words of encouragement. She always made you feel welcomed and then put you to work!. Her energy, vibrant personality and her dedication to the church and everything else was an inspiration to live life to the fullest! I will also miss playing word games with her! Goodbye dear friend!

Jeannette Barr

11 novembre , 2020

I will always remember the day I tried to help her with Altar Guild duties. She wanted something on the top shelf & I made the mistake of mentioning her age & that I would do it. She was about 70 & I felt too old to get on the ladder. Well that was the last time I ever did that! Mabel was loved so much by so many. Rest in Peace dear friend
Jeannette Barr

Alice Simon

11 novembre , 2020

Sending our condolences to the Family of Mabel George’s, we got to meet Mabel while visiting with Lorne &Ruby Roberts, very sweet lady & always so happy to have company, Ruby & Lorne visited with her every day, fly with the angels Mabel, Alice & Keith Simon.

Catherine Barr

11 novembre , 2020

My sincere condolences to Mabel's family & friends. A beautiful lady with a great sense of humor. I still have some of the outfits she made for my daughter when she was young. I will miss her.

Joanne Ascah

11 novembre , 2020

It was with a sad heart that I read this notification of Aunt Mabel’s passing. We had such fond memories of her and always looked forward to her visits home to Gaspe. Her love of life, God and family were the traits that carried her through life., and she loved life! She loved to laugh, and her big loud laugh is one of the things anyone that ever met her will always remember her by. We visited and stay at her home in Pierrefonds on different occasions and of course when she came to Gaspe. Mabel made the curtains for our first home, and they came with us when we moved into our 2nd home in Gaspe. You will be missed Aunt Mabel, May you Rest In Peace in God’s loving arms. 💕

Marie Dallaire

11 novembre , 2020

My sincere condolences to all Mabel' s Family & Friends on your loss..a Bright light was on this earth!