Oshawa Funeral Home


Hélène Furoy

June 3, 1936March 26, 2021
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FUROY, Hélène June 3rd, 1936 ~ March 26th, 2021

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden loss of Hélène Furoy (nee Frappier) at the age of 84. Beloved wife of her late husband, Marcel. Loving Mother of Nicole (Peter) Mooney and Guy Furoy. Cherished Grand-mère of Riley and Adam. Sister of Suzanne Frappier-Towsey (late Arthur) in Australia, Gilles Frappier (Marlene). Predeceased by her two brothers Gérard and Roger Frappier. Sister-in-law to Céline and Jeannine. Daughter to the late Laurent and Hilda Frappier. Hélène will be sadly missed by a very special friend, Joe, from the Retirement home.

She will be fondly remembered by all her nieces and nephews especially the ones that lived in the Oshawa area, since she taught them their Academic grades at the French school. Hélène was born in the Sudbury District, she was educated in a private Nunnery College in Sturgeon Falls, ON and after graduating she attended Teacher’s College in Ottawa. Her first teaching engagement was in Malartic, Québec, and a few years later she decided to move back to Sudbury and continued with her passion teaching.

After coming home from Québec, she was fortunate and life became very rewarding, she met the love of her life, Marcel Furoy, and they were married in 1959. After 2 – 3 years of marriage they wanted a new venture and in 1963 they uprooted from the north and moved to Oshawa where she continued her teaching career at the French School Corpus Christie, and Marcel started with General Motors. Her involvement in the French Parish and the Sisters of Isabella was an ongoing achievement to help the community, she was highly respected, always offering to help others. A great supporter of the education system, Hélène returned to York University to upgrade her skills and later worked with special needs children.

She was a great Sister, Teacher, Wife, Mother, Aunt and Grandmother, and she will always be cherished and remembered by her Family, Friends, and all the people that crossed her path over the years. Retirement came after 40 years plus of teaching and her and Marcel spent many winters in Bradenton, Florida, they enjoyed golfing, they socialized and became good friends with a large group of Snowbirds from Ontario/Québec.

On behalf of the family, we would like to thank all the Staff at Chartwell Wynfield Retirement Residence for all their help during her stay, she always was so appreciative of their service.

Visitation will be held at the OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West, on Monday, April 5th, from 4 – 8 p.m. TO SIGN UP FOR VISITATION PLEASE CLICK THIS LINK:

A Private Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel. Please join the family in celebrating Hélène’s life via the live streaming link: on Tuesday, April 6th at 1:30 p.m.

Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared by clicking the 'Add a Memory' link below.


  • Livestream Service

    Tuesday, April 6, 2021



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Hélène Boudreau

April 6, 2021

J'ai participé avec vous en ligne aux funérailles de votre maman, Nicole et Guy. J'ai ressenti l'amour et la fierté d'Hélène pour ses deux trésors, ses petits-enfants et toute sa famille. L'organisation est impeccable, les touches de décors au goût d'Hélène. Bravo Nicole! Merci Guy pour des messages sincères remplis d'amour, de tendresse, de confiance et d'éloquence. Je porte des souvenirs précieux de ma collègue exceptionnelle et mon amie attentive. Hélène demeure pour moi une femme exemplaire dans tout aspect de la vie. 💖🙏💖

berthe guerin

April 6, 2021


Denis DesOrmeaux

April 5, 2021

Nicole et Guy,
Sincères condoléances! J'ai tellement de bons souvenirs de votre mère. Des bons temps partagés avec vous deux aussi. Vous allez avoir pleins d'histoires à raconter avec vos amis et la famille. Ce sera un temps spécial. Bon courage et je vous garde les deux dans mes prières.
Denis D.

Alan Engberg

April 4, 2021

Guy & Nicole, your Mom was like a 2nd mother to me. She certainly didn't give me an inch in school as my teacher at Corpus-Christi and she was always kind and loving whenever I loitered at your home. She was a great friend to both my Grandmother and my Mother. Your mother was a very special person, a bright light in the world that will be missed by me and my entire family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you both, as well as to your family.

Achille & Jeanne Haché

April 3, 2021

Nos plus sincères condoléances. Nous avons de beaux et bons souvenirs des années que nous avons côtoyé Hélène.
Ce fut une dame admirable. Nous pensons à vous dans nos prières.
Achille et Jeanne

Michel Trottier

April 2, 2021

My sincere sympathies to you Guy, Nicole and family my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time .

Michel Trottier

Lorraine Gagnon-Lacroix

April 2, 2021

Mes condoléances à Guy, Nicole et toute la famille.

Corliss Smits

April 1, 2021

Dear NICOLE, Pete and Guy
Smile knowing you have a wonderful and loving mother still watching over you. All your memories, all your love is with her too.
Take time to feel this loss but then celebrate with joy the beautiful life she had. May she have peace forever more. Love and hugs to you all.

Judi Johnstone

April 1, 2021

Although we never met, I want to thank you for the gift of my friendship with your son Guy. You raised a kind and considerate man who we all cherish. Rest knowing he has the love and support he so richly deserves because of your efforts.

Lise Giroux Renaud

March 31, 2021

Sincères condoléances à la famille. Je me souviens très bien d'Hélène lorsqu'elle visitait la famille Giroux avec Marcel. De très bons souvenirs.