Harriet Cecelia Figures

December 31, 1933February 13, 2013
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FIGURES, Harriet Cecelia (nee: Graney) - The family of Harriet Cecelia Figures announce with sorrow, her peaceful passing Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at the Finnish Rest Home. Born December 31, 1933 on her parents second anniversary, in Liverpool England. Predeceased by her parents John (1980) and Harriet Graney nee: Rushton (1994) and brother John Graney (2005). The family Immigrated to Canada in 1953 and settled in Sault Ste. Marie. Loved and will be missed by husband Alfred Figures, daughters Vivian Bourgeois-Fairbairn (Robert), Denise Bourgeois (Brent Boston) and Karen Bourgeois (Rob Mannello). Loving grandmother of Brandon Hache (Krista), Jacob Hache (Kayla) and Great Grandmother (GG-Nan) of Raila, Dawson and Morgan, and baby Hache due soon. Step-mother to Donny Figures, Brian Figures (Connie), Susan Figures and Lori Kraft. Step-grandmother to Brian Kraft, Wade Kraft, Anthony and Thomas Figures and Robbie Figures. Mom loved her family unconditionally and enjoyed taking care of everyone. In her spare time she enjoyed her pets, painting and going dancing. Friends may call at the Arthur Funeral Home & Cremation Centre on Friday, February 15, 2013 from 10:30 to 12:30. Funeral service in the chapel at 1 pm. Mrs. Helen Smith officiating. The family would like to thank the staff at MKK "A" Wing of the Finnish Rest Home for the compassionate care of our mother. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to the Sault Ste. Marie Humane Society, Animal Assistance or the Ontario Finnish Rest Home would gratefully appreciated. Expressions of sympathy may be offered at


  • Visitation Friday, February 15, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 15, 2013

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Denise Bourgeois

May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day Ma

Denise Bourgeois

May 12, 2013

Dear Mom: May 11, 2013 Day before Mothers Day
Times I think of you are often and many, when I see a lady in the store with bright white hair. Thinking of making muffins and remember you would get up early to bake fresh muffins for us so we would eat breakfast before school.
Today, the day before mothers day, people were complaining about the price of Mothers day cards I just told them to enjoy spending on their mother because I just lost mine and $6.00 doesn't seem all that much. I was helping Brent buy a Mothers Day card for his mom and I had to walk away, it was way too hard not to think of you with tears in my eyes and in my heart.
You were my anchor because I always knew that no matter what, someone loved me, wanted me and was always there for me. You laughed often and that was always a part of our lives and family. You sang with a deep voice and we teased you about it often,even your Grandson Brandon asked you not to sing. It was all in good fun. I miss our family dinners together and our butter less butter tarts, or even just going to the VV Boutique together was entertaining. These are only a few of the things that I remember and enjoyed doing with you. So today ma all is well with your family but you are not far from my mind at any moment.

I Love and miss you ma
I'll keep you posted
Denise, your middle one

Rob Mannello

April 16, 2013

I've always thought of you as a beautiful person, inside and out. I am blessed to have known you for as long as I have. I am fortunate to have met Karen, but all of your daughters are lovely like you. I miss you and will always have fond memories of you.
Love Rob

Karen Bourgeois

April 15, 2013

A letter to Mom,
It's been two months since you passed, and not a day goes by that you don't enter my mind. I catch myself saying things that you said and smile at things that I know you would be smiling at. Your grandsons have grown into wonderful young men and that was with your help. You taught me how to be a mom, by being the caring, loving Mom that you were. Your great grand daughter Raila still talks of you, and you now have another great granddaughter, who Brandon and Krista lovingly called Cecelia. When I hold her it makes my heart swell to call her Cecelia. I will always remember you with a smile on my face and love in my heart.
Love your baby, Karen.

Phil Jones

February 20, 2013

Sorry to here about Cecelia. Vivian Denise and Karen you are in my prayers your mother was always so nice to me

Susan Smith

February 19, 2013

Karen, Viv, and Denise,
Your Mom touched and influenced so many lives. Everyone who ever met your Mom fell in love with her. She was always kind and had a good thing to say about everyone...even the ones who didn't deserve it. Her sense of humor was always there and she always had a smile for you. People that where not lucky enough to meet your Mom only have to look as far as you girls to see what a great lady she was.
I was one of the lucky one who also got to call her Mom, and she always made me feel like I was part of the family even though I was only a friend. I love you guys and I am so sorry for the pain you are suffering. Susan Smith (the first one)

Vivian Fairbairn

February 19, 2013

Words cannot describe how much my Mom is loved or how much she will be missed. I am so thankful to be the oldest daughter of a strong and vibrant woman. The led us through difficult, uncharted waters and guided us to calmer seas with strength and dignity. Her family was her life and the lessons she taught us will guide me through the rest of my days...her legacy of love, laughter and love of life will be my inspiration each day. Until we are together again Mom,,,Your loving daughter, Viv

February 16, 2013

Some were fortunate to have Ceilie for a friend, we were priviledged to have her as a part of our Family and a devoted Mother to her three Girls which was her most cherished roll in life. She will be remembered with Love and remain Always in our Hearts.
Marion Sweeny(Rushton) Husband Michael Sweeny

February 16, 2013

Thank you to our family and friends that made today a little less unbearable.

Wendy and Mario mannello

February 15, 2013

Karen and family, losing your mom is not easy. Our moms give us so much and there will be a big void now but your memories of all the good times, the fun and laughter, the lessons she taught you on the road of life that that you passed on to your children will be a comfort. Our deepest condolences to you all.