OBITUARY

Rev. Michael J. Lapierre, S.J.

May 2, 1915April 4, 2016

Fr. Michael J. Lapierre died on April 4, 2016 at René Goupil House in Pickering, Ontario. He was in his 101st year of life and had lived 82 years in religious life in the Society of Jesus. Mike was born in Chapeau, Quebec on May 2, 1915, son of John Lapierre and Mary Jane McGuire. He was ordained a Jesuit priest on June 18, 1947. Fr. Mike was a professor of Theology at Regis College, Toronto for half a century. In 1970 he founded the Loyola Institute of Spiritual Renewal through which he had a profound influence in the theological and spiritual updating and renewal of women religious after Vatican II. After he retired from Regis College in 2001, he moved to La Storta in Pickering from which he was very active in pastoral ministry for almost 15 more years. He will be much missed by his friends, family and all the Jesuits.

Friends are invited to visit on Thursday, April 7, 2016 from 11-3 p.m. at Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home and Chapel, 467 Sherbourne St. (south of Wellesley St.). Evening Visitation on Thursday, April 7th from 7-9 p.m. (Wake service at 8 p.m.) at St. Ignatius Chapel Manresa-Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre, Liverpool Road North, Pickering, ON. Mass of Christian Burial at the Manresa-Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre on Friday, April 8th at 11:00am. Burial will take place in the Jesuit Cemetery – Guelph, ON at 2:30pm. In memory of Father Lapierre, donations may be made to the Jesuit Development Office, 43 Queen's Park Crescent E., Toronto, ON M5S 2C3.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, April 7, 2016

  • Visitation

    Thursday, April 7, 2016

  • Wake Service

    Thursday, April 7, 2016

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Friday, April 8, 2016

Memories

Rev. Michael J. Lapierre, S.J.

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Michael Orsini

May 15, 2016

Dear Father Lapierre,

Thank you for your service to the Jesuits. Please pray for us!!!

God Bless,
Michael Orsini

April 9, 2016

Where does one begin when some one like Father Michael had such an impact on our family's life. My father, Lennox , was raised with Father Michael. My parents, Lennox and Edna Kelly were the first couple that he married. I apparently was the first baby he baptized. Eventually he would be the celebrant at my wedding, baptize all my children, bury one of my children and my mother, and even officiate the marriage of one of my children. The circle became complete when last summer Father Michael presided over the burial of my father. Father Michael was always there for my family. He holds a special place in our hearts. We could never thank him enough for all that he has done for us. Father Michael, you were a constant in our lives and YOU will be greatly missed. May you rest forever in eternal peace. Helen, Waverly, Emily, Jessica, Jeremiah, Allison and Tyler.

Kerrie & Peter Smith

April 8, 2016

Father Michael is my Great Uncle, brother to my Grand Mother Mary Nadeau. I have spent my whole life knowing father and I can say he is the most reverent and holy man I know. My husband and I were blessed to have father in our life and he will be missed. He truly was a child of CHRIST and that showed in all that he did upon this earth. He goes forth before us to light the way! Blessings!

April 6, 2016

I remember my Mom Noreen Lapierre- D'Arcy speaking to me about her Uncle Fr. Michael she thought so highly of him and his dedication to being a well respected Jesuit Priest. We need more man in this world like him he will be missed. Luanne D'Arcy Perry. Calgary Alberta

Mary McGuire

April 6, 2016

Father Michael is my first cousin. He was greatly love by all our family. As kids we always looked up to him and felt that he was very close to God. He will be greatly missed.
A deeply spiritual man. Sister Mary

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY