Margaret Bourassa

Margaret Bourassa (Morrissey)

Thursday, April 3rd, 1919 - Monday, January 6th, 2020
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Sarah Margaret Bourassa (B.A)
(April 3, 1919 – January 6, 2020)

Margaret passed away peacefully at Southlake Residential Care Village in Newmarket at the age of 100 years. A long-time resident of Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, she was the cherished wife of the late René Bourassa and the beloved mother of Michelle (Dennis O’Connor) and Paul (Elaine Fudge) of North Bay, Yvette (Victor Saccucci) of Aurora, Annette (George Wilson) of Toronto, and Marcie (Felix Mora) of Richmond Hill. She will be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Natalie, Rémi-Paul, Sean, Neal, Jasmine, Jean-Pierre, Paul-André, Michael, Katherine, Rebecca, and John, and step-grandchildren, Eduardo and Igor. She will be fondly remembered by her sisters-in-law Rachel Jaski and Janine Bourassa and many nieces and nephews. Pre-deceased by her siblings Hazel Smith, Ilda Rushton, Jack, Harry, and Fred Morrissey. Born and raised in Brantford, Margaret was the daughter of the late John and Sarah (née McGowan) Morrissey. She was a graduate of the University of Toronto (St. Michael’s College) and started her teaching career in Sturgeon Falls during the war years. She taught commercial subjects to several generations of students who attended Sturgeon Falls Secondary School and Northern Secondary School. She made many lifelong friendships among the ladies of the “Bridge Club”. Margaret enjoyed many years boating with René and family on Lake Nipissing and the French River in the “Marcyanne”. Following René’s death in 2010, she moved to Richmond Hill and lived for several years with Marcie and Felix. The family would like to thank the staff at Southlake Residential Care Village, especially the 4-West staff, caregivers Gloria Herschel, Deborah Nickerson, Catherine Magill, and Jean McNeil and Kathy Jetten at Homewatch Caregivers of York Region. Cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends and well-wishers on Friday, August 7th, 2020 from 7pm to 9pm at the Theoret Bourgeois Funeral Home, Sturgeon Falls. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Église Sacré-Coeur, on Saturday, August 8th 2020 at 11am. In lieu of flowers, donations to Southlake Residential Care Village in Newmarket would be appreciated.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, August 7th, 2020 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Friday, August 7th, 2020 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Theoret-Bourgeois Funeral Home
    119 King Street
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  • Service

    Saturday, August 8th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Saturday, August 8th, 2020 11:00am
    Sacre Coeur Church
    144 Main Street
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Sylvie Bourassa-Muise

Posted at 02:08pm
Aunt Margaret was one whom I admired, sought to be with as a child, happy to be with as a adult and amazed by the love, appreciation and respect of life which her family showed her throughout her life. She is blessed to have had such a great life and this showed in her laughter and amazement of all around her. Her attachment and love of Uncle Rene was truly admirable. To my dear cousins, know that you, your Mother and Father had such an influence in my life. Your family home in Sturgeon Falls across from Grand papa /Grand Maman Bourassa will always be known as Uncle Rene and Aunt Margaret's home. Happy memories. (Cousine Sylvie Bourassa-Muise)

Anne Marie and David Wright

Posted at 09:02am
Sending our condolences to all of the family. Having been friends with Annette for almost 40 years now, (and George after they were married!) we got to know Margaret through the many fun filled family events that we were invited to. Margaret was a great conversationalist - always up to date on current events and wonderful to be around. Her family's deep dedication to her care in her later years was admirable and an indication of how much she was loved by all. David and Anne Marie Wright

Kathy jetten

Posted at 09:02am
" My condolences to the family at this time of loss.

I had the honour of spending the last few years of Margarets life laughing, playing cards, walking laps around the 4th floor and lots of singing! These are memories I will carry with me as I know family and friends will hold to their hearts special memories from moments that were shared.

Kathy Jetten

Louise Brunet

Posted at 03:05pm
Mrs. Bourassa was truly one of my favorite teachers in high school. She had also taught my mother. A true, great inspiration has now left us. May the family, find comfort and consolation in the fact that she truly was an admired teacher who touched many generations of students in Sturgeon Falls, Ont. (Louise Brunet-daughter to Yvette Laferriere)

Robert Bourassa

Posted at 01:31pm
Sincere condolences. Robert and Chris Bourassa.

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