Honoured by Barbara Foubert & Joyce Lafontaine.
Wilfred “Dooley” (1900-1963) was born in North Bay. Estelle (Duchene) 1907-1987) was born in Pembroke. They met in Mattawa and were married in Chicago, U.S.A, in 1927. They settled in North Bay in 1947 where they raised their two daughters at 230 Duke St. W. Dooley was a locomotive engineer for the CPR following in his father, John’s , footsteps. He was a generous, welcoming person who loved music, laughter and telling “Ma and Pa” stories of his childhood. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Royal Canadian Legion, Br.23.
Marie Estelle was a faith-filled homemaker who reached out to friends and strangers alike in love and generosity. She was a charter member of the Catholic Women’s League, Corpus Christi Council. We will always hold their spirit close to our hearts where their memory lives on in their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Two daughters: Joyce (Gerry Lafontaine) and Barbara Anne (1-Jim Russell; 2- Armand Foubert); 8 grandchildren and 12 great –grandchildren: Ted (Debra Wagner) Lafontaine: Alexandra; Dan Lafontaine; Karin (Brian Dreany): Liam and Colin; Nicole (Matthew Hummel): Jack and Will; Christopher (Natalie Lebel) Russell: Soleil and Samson Lebel-Russell; Kimberley (Todd Morrow): Cody and Jesslyn; Jason (Shelley Schiek) Russell: Ethan and Jacob; Leon (Karen Taylor) Russell: Sadie-Mae.