Nov. 28, 1967 – Mar. 18, 2020

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Current conditions did not allow a traditional funeral. Roxanne’s immediate family participated in a funeral on May 29, 2020 at St. Bernard Church, Fournier, Ontario.

Roxanne Ryan, nee Lalonde, of Fournier, Ontario passed away peacefully on March 18, 2020, early in the COVID-19 Pandemic. She was 52 years old. Beloved wife of Howard Ryan. Dear daughter of Laurent Lalonde and Pauline Lemery of Bourget, Ontario. Loving mother of Miguel Lalonde (Liliane Chatelain) of Fournier. Also survived by her sister Crystine (Luc Guindon), her grandmother Yvette (late Leo-Paul Lemery), her niece Milaine Jobin and many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. Roxanne will be greatly missed by cherished friends, Sebastian and Alison Delorme and their three children: Sam, Ellie and Will. Roxanne will also be fondly remembered by many friends, former G. of C. work colleagues and supportive neighbours.

Current conditions did not allow a traditional funeral. Roxanne’s immediate family participated in a funeral on May 29, 2020 at St. Bernard Church, Fournier. Roxanne has been buried in the Ryan family plot in the Parish Cemetery.

Roxanne will be remembered as a friendly, fun loving, creative, energetic lady who showed great courage and strength as she dealt with her terminal cancer.

So many can be credited for their outstanding work so that Roxanne could enjoy many years of travel, community projects and the love of her family. The Ottawa Regional Cancer Center cared for Roxanne initially in 1996 for her Non Hodgkins Lymphoma and supported her through her Breast Cancer journey from 2012 until her death. She benefited from the seamless regional healthcare partnerships and was able to have her blood tests drawn at St Isidore, her chemotherapy in Hawkesbury and her home care provided by Bayshore. Special thanks to Emmanuelle Brunet and Roxanne’s family doctor, Dr Miron. When Roxanne was no longer able to speak for herself Howard became her voice and tenderly cared for her and worked with the Palliative Care staff at the Hawkesbury & District General Hospital to ensure she was comfortable.

For those who wish, donations to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation, 1500 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K1G 3Y9, would be appreciated.

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

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    • Estelle Levac Posted 2020-05-28 9:33 pm

      Sympathies à la famille et aux amies de Roxanne! Union de priere…

    • Thérèse Stooke Posted 2020-04-15 5:01 pm

      Mes sympathies à toi et à ta famille chère cousine !

    • Sherry CREMONA Posted 2020-04-04 3:56 pm

      Looks more like a SHARON to me

    • Sylvain Louis L Lalonde Posted 2020-04-03 9:02 am

      Our deepest sympathy to the family. Rest in Peace Roxane
      Nos condoleances les plus sincere a toute la famlle .Repose en Paix Roxane.

    • Kathleen Mannion Posted 2020-04-02 9:45 am

      Chers Miguel et Liliane, Mes plus sincères condoléances en ce temps difficile de votre vie. Je pense à vous deux.
      Mme Mannion

    • Marc-André Proulx Posted 2020-04-02 9:32 am

      Nos plus sincères condoléances Crystine et famille. Vous êtes dans nos pensées et prières.

      Amanda, Étienne et Marc-André Proulx

    • Alain Levac Posted 2020-03-30 8:40 pm

      My sincère sympathy Howard

    • Marie-Noelle Lanthier Posted 2020-03-30 8:04 pm

      My deepest sympathies Howard. Roxanne will be missed by all who knew her and by the community she was so devoted to. She invested a great deal of energy in organizing all kinds of community projects and events. She was a remarkable woman, a true leader and a pillar of strength. On behalf of Council and The Nation Municipality, our condolences to the family.

    • Garry and Kathleen Meek Posted 2020-03-28 11:31 am

      Our sincere condolences to the Ryan and Lalonde families. Roxanne has surely left a big footprint on this earth. We will miss her.

    • Gordon and Gisele Crone Posted 2020-03-27 7:54 pm

      So sorry for your loss.

    • Robert & Joanne Crone Posted 2020-03-27 7:48 pm

      Deepest sympathies from us both.

    • Pierre & Jackie Desforges Posted 2020-03-27 10:00 am

      Our deepest sympathies to you Howard and the family. Our thoughts are with you.

    • Chantal Posted 2020-03-24 4:40 pm

      Ma chère Crystine, Milaine, Luc et Monsieur et Madame Lalonde

      Je vous souhaites mes plus sincères sympathies à vous. Mes pensées sont avec vous en cette période difficile.


      Chantal, Luc, Karine et Josée

    • Mary Lee McCormick Posted 2020-03-24 12:03 pm

      My sincere condolences to you Howard and your family.

    • Terry & Julie Guay Posted 2020-03-24 11:50 am

      Howard, so sorry for your loss….our deepest sympathies to you and all those who loved Roxanne.

    • Julie M Lalonde Posted 2020-03-24 8:42 am

      To Howard, Roxanne’s parents and family and Miguel,
      So very sorry for this tremendous loss in your lives, and for Roxanne to have been stricken with this illness. I have rarely met someone so upbeat and positive, and inspiring, she was always the shining light at Shane gatherings. Her spirit, to be sure, will live on.
      To the Ryan’s: I am sure Roxanne was grateful for your support and the fun times you had together. She was lucky to have such kind in-laws.
      J’offre à la famille Lalonde, que je ne connais pas, toutes mes condoléances, et appréciation pour une femme aussi intègre, sympathique et inspirante que Roxanne

    • Monique et Caroll Yelle Posted 2020-03-23 11:52 pm

      Nos plus sincères codoléances aux familles Lalonde et Ryan.

    • Donnie Shane Posted 2020-03-23 4:19 pm

      Our deepest condolences to the Ryan and Lalonde families on Roxanne’s passing. May God bless her and may she rest in peace.

    • Mario Pichette et Louise Lajoie Posted 2020-03-23 3:06 pm

      Nos plus sincères sympathies à Howard, Miguel, tante Pauline et oncle Laurent, cousine Crystine. Nos pensées sont avec vous. Son sourire contagieux restera gravé à jamais dans nos coeurs.

    • Leonard and Lynne Ryan Posted 2020-03-23 10:16 am

      Our sincere sympathy to Howard and family.

    • Cécile Maisonneuve Posted 2020-03-23 1:29 am

      My deepest condolences to you Howard and to all the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    • Jean-Pierre. et Denise Lalonde Posted 2020-03-22 5:36 pm

      Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille Ryan et Lalonde .Nos pensées sont avec vous .Bon voyage Roxanne .

    • Brent Bradley Posted 2020-03-22 2:44 am

      Our sincere condolences Howard and family…Roxanne was a joy to be around…she will be missed but never forgotten

    • Denise Chartrand Marcel Piche Posted 2020-03-21 12:27 pm


    • Sylvie Gagnon Posted 2020-03-21 11:51 am

      Howard, Miguel, famille Lalonde et Ryan, mes sympathies à vous tous. Rox, mon amie, ma collègue de travail, partie trop jeune. Repose en paix, tu restera toujours dans mes pensées.

    • Joanne Nicholas Posted 2020-03-21 8:15 am

      My sincere condolence to you Howard and to all the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    • Roger Brasseur Posted 2020-03-21 7:39 am

      Please accept my deepest heartfelt condolences to you and your loved one Howard.

    • Michel et Raymonde Dion Posted 2020-03-20 10:50 pm

      Nos plus sinceres condoleances a Howard, son fils Miguel, ses parents Laurent et Pauline, sa soeur Crystine (Luc) et a la famille proche.

    • Francine et Jacques Cousineau Posted 2020-03-20 7:15 pm

      Nos plus sincères sympathies à Howard, Miguel, Pauline, Laurent, Christine et à toute la famille Lalonde et Ryan. Nos pensées et nos prières sont avec vous.

    • Micheline Brunet Posted 2020-03-20 6:24 pm

      Our deepest condolence to you Howard.and her family

    • Ken and Peggy Wilkes Posted 2020-03-20 5:40 pm

      Our deepest sympathies Howard.

    • Gilberte and Ronald Bisson Posted 2020-03-20 2:38 pm

      My sincere condolence to you Howard and her son Miguel, Laurent et Pauline, Christine (Luc) and all the family Lalonde and Ryan. I know that it is a very hard time but remember that she will always be with you..
      Thinking of you!

    • Jean-Paul Pichette Posted 2020-03-20 2:30 pm

      Mes sympathies à Howard,Miguel,oncle Laurent,tante Pauline,Crystine et à toute la famille Lalonde et Ryan.

    • Roger Réjeanne Desjardins Posted 2020-03-20 1:43 pm

      Mes plus sincères sympathies pour la famille

    • Jim and Betty Ann Horbul Posted 2020-03-20 1:20 pm

      Thinking of you Howard and all the family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Roxanne was an inspiration to us all. Love Betty Ann and Jim.

    • Sylvie Lalonde & Marc Trudel Posted 2020-03-20 12:22 pm

      Howard, Miguel, Pauline, Laurent, Crystine and family …. Our most sincere sympathies and we think of you in these difficult times. Roxanne was a strong woman and loved life.

    • Lyne Duval Posted 2020-03-20 10:40 am

      My deepest sympathy to you Howard and her family. What a great family!!
      IT was an honnor to be your PSW.
      I am already missing you Roxanne. Very sad.
      Lyne PSW for Ste-Elizabeth health care

    • Therese Belanger Posted 2020-03-20 10:33 am

      Mes plus sincères sympathies pour la famille Lalonde et nous sommes avec vous en pensée .Je sais que Roxanne était une personne très importante pour la famille donc Oncle Laurent , tante Pauline et Chrystine je pense beaucoup a vous et je vous aime gros.

    • Bruce and Aileen Cross Posted 2020-03-20 9:31 am

      Sincere sympathy to Howard and family.

    • Murray and Pat Posted 2020-03-20 9:12 am

      Our Sympathy to you Howard and Family.

    • Diane Cardinal Posted 2020-03-20 7:04 am

      My deepest sympathy to the family

    • Julie Latreille Posted 2020-03-20 6:45 am

      My sympathy Howard..and to the family.
      Roxanne was a great strong person. Always smiling no mather what . Worked hard for our comunity/church. Im sure she has won her spot in heaven. We will miss her. Repose en paixi Roxanne
      Moi jcontinurai de prendre soin de ton p’tit Charlie xx

    • Marlene and Arnold Weslake Posted 2020-03-19 10:58 pm

      Our thoughts and prayers are with Howard and family during this difficult time

    • Gilles & Lise Guindon Posted 2020-03-19 9:07 pm

      Our sympathy to all your family Howard,courage in this other obstacle in life.

    • Johanne Lalonde Posted 2020-03-19 8:46 pm

      My sincere condolence to you Howard and you Miguel. I know that it is a very hard time but remember that she will always be on your side.
      Thinking of you!

    • B. Cloutier Posted 2020-03-19 7:32 pm

      My sincere condolences to family and friends. I will remember Roxanne as a genuine and energetic person that could turn your bad day around, by just smiling and cracking a good joke. We will miss you very much Roxanne.

    • Joanne Myre Posted 2020-03-19 7:12 pm

      Chère Crystine, à toi et à ta famille, mes plus sincères condoléances. Mes pensées et mes prières vous accompagnent.

    • Sylvie Boyd Posted 2020-03-19 7:01 pm

      Mes sympathie a la familles et ami(es)

    • Yves et nicole normand Posted 2020-03-19 7:01 pm

      Chere chrystine , nos sinceres sympathies. On pense a toi…

    • Steve & Cheryl Shane Posted 2020-03-19 6:59 pm

      Howard and Family. So sorry for your loss, Roxanne was truly a special person., and no doubt she will not be forgotten.

    • Pascale Bissonnette Posted 2020-03-19 6:58 pm

      My deepest sympathies to her husband and all her family! My thoughts are with you! She always had the most beautiful smile no matter what! I Will miss her! From st-Isidore’s nurse Pascale xo

    • Leonard and Denise Muir Posted 2020-03-19 6:55 pm

      Our deepest sympathy Howard and family

    • Roger Réjeanne Desjardins Posted 2020-03-19 6:52 pm

      Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille

    • Kelly & Blair Posted 2020-03-19 6:17 pm

      Howard – We are sorry for your loss. We’ll fondly remember Roxanne’s sense of humour

    • Pat Thornton Posted 2020-03-19 6:11 pm

      My condolences to Roxanne’s family and friends. I worked with Roxanne and always found her to be upbeat, honest, funny and always willing to help out a colleague. She was a pleasure to work with and I sincerely missed her when she left. I am so sorry to hear she has passed away, as the world was a better place with her in it. Take comfort in knowing that there is one more angel in heaven.

    • Dean McKinley Posted 2020-03-19 6:08 pm

      Howard, you and your extended family have my deepest sympathy she will be missed

    • Catherine and Marc Lalonde Posted 2020-03-19 5:49 pm

      Howard and the Ryan /Lalonde families, please know how sorry we are to hear of your loss. Roxanne was a champion for our community and will be sadly missed. God bless.

    • Dean McAllistet Posted 2020-03-19 5:41 pm

      Howard, my deepest sympathies for your loss

    • Denise Posted 2020-03-19 5:37 pm

      Mes sincères sympathies à Pauline, Laurent, Christine
      C’est avec une grande tristesse que j’apprends le décès de votre belle Roxanne. Nos pensées sont avec vous tous ainsi qu’à son fils et époux. Denise et les filles Annie, Karine et Mélissa Lortie xo

    • Francoise Delorme Posted 2020-03-19 5:24 pm

      My deepest sympathies to Howard and Miguel and to the Lalonde family also. We will always remember that lovely Roxanne.

    • Rouba Rodriguez Posted 2020-03-19 5:18 pm

      This broke my heart. May she rest in Peace and may her memory be held in our hearts eternally.

    • Michèle et Jean St-Amour Posted 2020-03-19 5:16 pm

      Our sincere condolences to Howard and the family.

    • Louise et Gilles Guindon Hammond On Posted 2020-03-19 4:49 pm

      Cher Laurent et chère Pauline, nos plus sincères condoléances à vous ! Quelle tristesse, nous vous souhaitons beaucoup de courage en ce temps si difficile! Que tous les beaux souvenirs de votre chère Roxanne restent gravés dans vos coeur pour toujours!

    • Raymond Bradley Posted 2020-03-19 4:34 pm

      So sorry to hear that Roxanne passed away. Such a sweet and joyful person. Her spirit always livened our workplace. Great loss to family and friends. My thoughts and prayers are with you,

    • Victor & Lorraine Mckinley Posted 2020-03-19 4:28 pm

      Howard & family, so sad to hear the passing of Roxanne. She was so energetic and smiling all the time. She never showed her pain. She will be greatly missed. Our prayers are with you. Take care.

    • Claudette Lalonde Posted 2020-03-19 4:23 pm

      Mes plus sincères condoléabces à la famille Lalonde et Ryan mes pensées sont avec vous.

    • Sherry Sharpe Posted 2020-03-19 4:16 pm

      My sincere condolences to Roxanne’s family. She was an amazing person with an incredible love of life. She gave such energy and zest wherever she was and to all of those around her. We will miss her greatly.

    • Peter and Leslie Ann Shane Posted 2020-03-19 4:11 pm

      Our sincere condolences to Howard and family. Roxanne was such a beautiful person and very positive… A great loss.

    • Nicole et Claude Pichette Posted 2020-03-19 3:57 pm

      Nos plus sincère sympathie nous partageons votre chagrin en ces moments difficiles

    • Jacqueline Prévost Posted 2020-03-19 3:38 pm

      Mes plus sincères condoléances.

    • Ian & Ruth Proudfoot Posted 2020-03-19 3:36 pm

      Our sincere sympathy.

    • Serge Lalonde Posted 2020-03-19 2:34 pm

      Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille

    • Jean-Marc & Jacqueline Houle Posted 2020-03-19 2:26 pm

      Nos plus sincères condoléances à Howard ( son époux ), son fils Miguel, ses parents Laurent & Pauline , sa soeur Crystine ( Luc) et à la famille proche. Roxanne was a special woman

      with a big heart for everybody. We will miss her. RIP Roxanne, we love you. xo

    • Julie Brunet Posted 2020-03-19 2:09 pm

      Mes prières sont avec vous. Que son sourire et bonté restent gravés dans nos cœurs.

    • Rock Guindon Posted 2020-03-19 1:26 pm

      Bonjour ma Belle Soeur…
      J’aimerais vous offrir mes plus sincères condoléances. Tu as été un modèle examplaire d’amour et de soutien pour ta soeur. Courage et force dans ses moments pénibles.

    • Diane Tessier Laplante Posted 2020-03-19 1:23 pm

      Cher Pauline, Laurent, Miguel, Christine et Luc,
      To Howard,
      Mes sincères sympathies pour votre perte. ces moments difficiles vous rapprocheront encore plus forts. Mes Prières vous accompagnent.

    • Annick Gaudreau Posted 2020-03-19 12:36 pm

      Je tiens à vous offrir mes sympathies à toute la famille, plus spécialement à Chrystine et Milaine. Je pense à vous en ces moments difficiles, bon courage xox

    • Isabelle Daoust Posted 2020-03-19 12:31 pm

      My sincere condelances. Roxanne was a very special woman and I will miss her.

    • Jeannette Gratton Posted 2020-03-19 12:31 pm

      Mes sincères condoléance à Miguel et la famille … Rip Roxanne…

    • Monique Belanger Posted 2020-03-19 12:30 pm

      mes sincères sympathies a toute la familles mes penser son avec vous toutes et je vous aime et bon voyage cher cousine

    • Bernard et Denise ( Tassé) Lamarche Posted 2020-03-19 12:16 pm

      Chère Pauline et Laurent
      Nos sincères condoléances à vous et votre famille.Nos prières et pensées sont avec vous dans ces moments difficiles
      Bon courage.

    • Ginette Bouvier Posted 2020-03-19 12:13 pm

      Nos sympathies à toute la famille! Je pense à vous .

    • Christiane et Rémi Levac Posted 2020-03-19 12:09 pm

      Nos sympathies à toute la famille! On pense à vous dans ces moments difficiles!

    • Christiane et Rémi Levac Posted 2020-03-19 12:06 pm

      Ma chère amie, tu nous a quitté trop vite! Merci d’être passée dans nos vies! Avec toi, nous avons eu beaucoup de fous rires même au moment où il ne le fallait pas! Ton positivisme pour tout et ton énergie faisait ta force! J’espère que tu as trouvé tes anges gardiens et qu’ils sont aussi beaux que tu le disais! Tu vas nous manquer mais je suis sure que tu vas toujours être près de nous! Veille sur nous! Ce n’est qu’un au revoir!

    • Christine Shane Posted 2020-03-19 12:02 pm

      Condolences to Howard and all the Ryan/Lalonde family.

    • Lise Picard Posted 2020-03-19 11:59 am

      Toutes mes condoléances Howard et la famille!

    • Audrey-Anne Levac Posted 2020-03-19 11:44 am

      Mes sincères sympathies a tout la familles et amis. Je pence fort a vous dans ces dure moment. Une bonne persone partie bien trop vite. Bon voyage Roxane

    • Francine Gillespie Posted 2020-03-19 11:35 am

      Our deepest condolences to you all. Roxanne was a very strong willed person. She was such a roll model to everyone who knew her. She will be sadly missed. Love you always Roxanne.

    • Doug Shane Posted 2020-03-19 11:28 am

      Our deepest condolences to Cousin Howard and family.

    • Denyse Lalonde Posted 2020-03-19 10:47 am

      To Howard & extended family, We are so sorry to hear this sad news. Roxanne was a very strong person, very positive and what a role model for everyone in her life. She will be missed but not forgotten. Let me know if there is anything I can do.