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Due to the current circumstances, everything will be done in private.

It is with sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Catherine Valdez of Hawkesbury, Ontario, formerly of Montreal, Quebec. Catherine passed away on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, at the age of 92. Beloved wife of the late Terrel Valdez. Dear daughter of the late Léo Villeneuve and the late Lily Mason. Loving mother of Deborah (late Derek Berry and partner of Jean-Guy Léveillée), Rick (Susan Chmilnitzky), Patricia (Alan Burns), Carlos (Sandra Stuart) and Honor (François Rozon). Cherished grandmother to Carlos, Victoria, Vanessa, Shannon, Tyler, Jessy, Stephen, Chrissy, Liam and Amy and great-grandmother to Leo. Also survived by the father of Carlos and Victoria, Jose Avila, the father of Liam and Amy, David Peters and by several nieces and nephews.

Due to the current circumstances, everything will be done in private.

A special thank you to the management, nurses, RPNs and Staff at Pinecrest Nursing Home, Plantagenet, Ontario, for their professionalism, compassion and kindness for our mother.

For those who wish, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, P.O. Box 640, STN K, Toronto, Ontario, M4P 9Z9, would be appreciated.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Lamarre & Son Funeral Home, 453 St. Philippe Street, Alfred, Ontario, (613) 679-2802.

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    • Christine Deeks Posted 2021-09-29 7:06 pm

      Our deepest sympathies to Deborah and family. Chris and Jack

    • Madeleine Noreau et Jean Baptiste Tremblay Posted 2021-09-26 10:07 am

      Nos condoléances à la famille et amis de Catherine. Que les bons souvenirs effacent votre douleur,

    • JOHN CARDIN Posted 2021-09-26 3:12 am

      Sympayhy Honor and family0

    • Ross McEwan and Lorraine Millette Posted 2021-09-25 1:43 pm

      Our thoughts are with you.

    • Louise Brunet Posted 2021-09-23 9:44 pm

      My deepest sympathies Deborah and family. My prayers are with you.

    • Annie et Wayne Millette Posted 2021-09-23 8:08 pm

      Our sincere condolences to the family and friends.