Therese Levasseur (Whissel)
The family announces with great sorrow her passing with family by her side at the Golden Manor on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at the age of 103 years. Predeceased by her husband Patrice Levasseur (1963). Loving mother of Lucille (Darrell) Martin of Timmins. Cherished grandmother of Eric (Julie) Levesque, Late Julie (Camile Fortin), Michelle (James) Martin-Devins, Tamara Martin and Eddie Levesque and great grandmother of Alec, Malcolm, Daemon, Levis, Alexandre, Netania, Janelle, Audrey, Karma, Noah, Davina, Caylee and Connor. Thérèse is survived by sisters-in-law Cécile Whissel, Lucille Levasseur, Cécile Levasseur. She will be missed by many nieces and nephew and especially André & Réjeanne Robillard. Predeceased by her brothers and sisters; Philippe Whissel (late Elizabeth), Jean-Remi Whissel (Cécile), Marguerite Major (late Léo) and Estelle Roy (late Clovis). Thérèse was the eldest daughter of Eudore Whissel and Clarice Lalonde. She is also predeceased by many members of the Levasseur family.
Memorial mass will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, April 7, 2018 from St. Joseph Church. Interment at the Timmins Memorial Cemetery. A reception will follow in the funeral home reception centre. Remembrance donations to St. Joseph Church or Golden Manor would be greatly appreciated. The family will receive friends from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at the
MIRON-WILSON FUNERAL HOME, CREMATION AND RECEPTION CENTRE 150 Balsam St. S. Timmins
La famille annonce avec tristesse, son décès entourée de sa famille au Manoir Doré le mardi 3 avril 2018 à l'âge de 103 ans. Prédécédée par son époux Patrice Levasseur (1963). Maman bien-aimée de Lucille (Darrell) Martin de Timmins. Grand-maman adorée d'Eric (Julie) Levesque, feue Julie (Camile Fortin), Michelle (James) Martin-Devins, Tamara Martin et Eddie Levesque et arrière arrière grand-maman d'Alec, Malcolm, Daemon, Levis, Alexandre, Netania, Janelle, Audrey, Karma, Noah, Davina, Caylee et Connor. Thérèse est survécue par ses belles-soeurs Cécile Whissel, Lucille Levasseur, Cécile Levasseur. Elle laisse dans le deuil plusieurs nièces et neveux, spécialement par André et Réjeanne Robillard. Prédécédée par ses frères et soeurs; Philippe Whissel (feue Elizabeth), Jean-Remi Whissel (Cécile), Marguerite Major (feu Léo) et Estelle Roy (feu Clovis). Elle était fille ainée d'Eudore Whissel et de Clarisse Lalonde. Aussi prédécédée par plusieurs membres de la famille Levasseur.
La messe commémorative aura lieu le samedi 7 avril 2018 à 14h00 en la Paroisse St. Joseph. Les dons commémoratifs à la Paroisse St. Joseph ou au Manoir Doré seront grandement appréciés. Inhumation des cendres suivra au Cimetière Commémoratif de Timmins. Une réception sera servie au Salon Funéraire Miron-Wilson après la messe. La famille accueillera parents et amis le samedi 7 avril 2018 de 11h30 à 13h30 au SALON FUNÉRAIRE MIRON-WILSON, CENTRE D’INCINÉRATION ET DE RECEPTION,
150 sud, rue Balsam, Timmins.
Therese Marie Whissel was born on August 15, 1914 in a small town in Quebec called Ripon.
She was the first born of five children to Clarisse Lalonde and Eudore Whissel. Her siblings were Jean-Remi Whissel, Philip Whissel, Marguerite Major and Estelle Roy.
At around age 4, her family moved to Cochrane Ontario where they were dairy farmers.
At the age of 25, in 1939, she married Patrice Levasseur a young man from one of the neighbourhood farms. He was also a dairy farmer. She worked on the farm alongside her husband.
They never had children but raised a niece, Lucille Martin, nee Robillard, like their own from the age of 14 months old. This niece refers to Therese as her mother.
In December 1963, her husband passed away. Therese made the decision of leaving the farm to move to Timmins to be closer to her immediate family.
She began working at the Golden Manor for the Aged in 1964. She retired in 1974 at the age of 60 with the intention of returning to make it her last home.
After her retirement she joined numerous seniors club. For a period of time she was the president of the club at the St-Sauveur parish now known as St-Joseph. She was also an active member of all the other seniors clubs.
She enjoyed travelling with her siblings. She visited all of Canada and spent time in Florida in the winters.
Until 2014, she enjoyed spending time at the cottage with her daughter and son in law Darrell. Along with the children and grandchildren.
Therese was still in her own apartment until February 2014 at which time she made the Golden Manor her new home.
On April 03, 2018 she went to meet her Lord and Saviour that she loved very much