Thorpe Brothers Funeral Home & Chapel

96 West Street, Brantford, ON


Lucille Viau

February 23, 1933July 15, 2019

It is with great sadness, we announce the passing of Lucille Viau (Perreault), on July 15, 2019 in her 86th year.

Daughter of predeceased parents, Eugène and Beatrice Perreault. Dear sister of Marcel Perreault (Mary) predeceased, Roland Perreault (Janine) predeceased, Rita Bernier (Jacques), Doris Martineau (Rio), Réjeanne Lucier (Yvon), Bernard Perreault, Robert Perrault (Marl). Loving wife of 61 years of Conrad Viau (predeceased). Cherished mother of Bernard Viau (Suzanne), Gerald Viau (Dwayne), Robert Viau (Louise), Pauline Martel (Marc), Doris Giroux (Stephen), and Dianne Viau Boraski (pre-deceased). Loving grandmother of 12 proud grandchildren that adored her and great grandmother of 9 great grandchildren who had the pleasure of spending quality time with her. Her absence will sadly affect numerous nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed by many family and friends. Lucille was an active member of the Catholic Woman's League as well as a member of Le Club Canadien Français. Special thanks to all nurses and staff at Brantford General Hospital for all their care and support.

The family will receive friends at the “THORPE BROTHERS’ FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL”, 96 West St., on Friday, July 19, 2019 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. A Christian Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 133 Murray St., on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 11am. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Lucille can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.


  • Visitation Friday, July 19, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, July 20, 2019


Lucille Viau

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Monique Morrey

July 22, 2019

So sorry about your loss. I will always remember her lovely smile and being such a caring woman.

Anne Jenkins

July 20, 2019

Our sincerest condolences are extended to the Viau family on the passing of dear Lucille. In the past two years she was a welcoming presence to our mother, with her warm smile and kindness, for which we are so grateful.
Thinking of you as you gather to say farewell,
A. Jenkins, on behalf of the children of the late Jean Jenkins.

Mary and Steve Runciman (Jenkins)

July 19, 2019

To the Viau family,
Our deepest condolences to the entire family. You are in our thoughts and prayers today as you celebrate Lucille's life. May the memories and love of your mother provide strength and comfort.

Martin Viau

July 18, 2019

To our cousins, allow us to express our deepest condolences. We have not had the chance to know each other that much but we keep an excellent «souvenir» of your family and of your parents, Conrad and Lucille, who will now join ours, Florent and Ursule, to play cards, to talk talk talk (placoter), to sing and dance forever...
Anyway, let'hope, dear cousins, that it is really how it works!! So thank you, Tante Lucille, for you permanent smile and your eternal kindness. We will remember you...
Andrée et son conjoint Patrice, Christian et sa conjointe Hélène, et Martin Viau

Gerald Lalonde

July 17, 2019

To the Viau family,
Your Mom and Dad were best of friends with my parents and they shared so many wonderful experiences together. Lucille was especially fond of my Mom Jeannette and was heart broken when she passed away in 2008. It is the greatest sadness to lose a parent but we all face the reality that our time here is limited. The bright thought in all of this is that they are all now united once again and I'm certain are causing quite a ruckus in heaven.

Our deepest condolences to all of you. Lucille will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Gerald & Fiona

Marlene Trott (Belanger)

July 17, 2019

To the Viau Family,

May your memories bring you such comfort as you go through this time in your lives.

I have such fond memories of our families getting together back in the day. Our mothers are now re-united in Heaven, along with those who have gone before them. I'm sure our parents are probably dancing, singing, playing the spoons and enjoying the sounds of your dad playing the fiddle.

Your mom was also a wonderful Godmother to me. I was so lucky to have her xoxo

With love,
Marlene Trott (Belanger)

Kelvin C

July 16, 2019

This beautiful women has taken up a new place with her husband Conrad Viau of 61 years
Now together again Lucille has a big job a head of her
You see Conrad was a very busy man after he retired He was all ways on the go in the yard tending to his garden or off to paint some ones house.
For many years they travel to Florida for the winter
Lucille all ways worried about him
But never bated an eye when he was late for super she knew his love for her was at home waiting for him
Now together again she has that job keeping him in line and and making sure he is where he is suppose to be
Together they raised 6 children
Cherished Mother of Bernard Viau Gerald Viau Robert Viau Pauline Martel Doris Giroux and pre-deceased by Dianne Viau Boraski
I remember one time I was visiting and noticed a yard stick on the door frame of the TV room
I asked Lucille one time why she still had it and she says Its a reminder that was what she use to scare the children in to behaving and I had to laugh and ask her if she would still use it and she says
Yes having 6 kids you need to have all your ducks in order and that was the best way to do it
Mind you Lucille was only about 5ft 2
Tiny women but it wouldn't have taken much to jump up and grab that stick if need be
OMG Lucille you will be missed a lot by many of use who knew you but will never be forgotten
Your in a better place and with the love of your life

Denise Martineau

July 16, 2019

I have many cherished memories of my Aunt Lucy. I loved her laugh and wry sense of humour. She had a kind and generous heart. My thoughts are with Bernard, Gerald, Robert, Pauline and Doris and their families. Your mother was loved and will be missed.

France Mowbray

July 15, 2019

It is with a heavy heart that I have learned of your mom’s passing. So many of my childhood memories were made special by your family. Your mom was a very warm, caring lady who adored her family and cherished her friends. She will be missed. Sincere condolences to Bernie, Gerald, Robert, Pauline and Doris.
France Mowbray