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 on the link: https://signup.com/go/zNEdvQy Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday, April 6th at 1:30 p.m.
A Private Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel. Please join the family in celebrating Hélène’s life via the live streaming link: https://funeraweb.tv/en/diffusions/27128 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 at oshawafuneralhome.com for the Furoy family.