October 28, 1939 – September 28, 2012
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Monique Gervais, Born in Verdun, Quebec on October 28th 1939, as Monique Antoinette Brais. Daughter of Germaine Cabot of Dalhousie, New Brunswick and Lucien Brais of Verdun, Quebec; both deceased.
Loving wife for 52 wonderful years of Jacques Gervais and cherished mother of Marc and Michel “Mike” Gervais. After a brief battle with cancer, she passed away on Friday, September 28, 2012 at the Sarcee Hospice, Calgary, Alberta.
Monique will be greatly missed by her 3 grandchildren, Chantal, Jasmine and Genevieve Gervais, her 2 daughters-in-law Bettina Gervais and Dominique Laurin. She is predeceased by her 2 siblings Charles Brais, Claudette Brais and her surviving brother Andre Brais
Monique, Jacques and family moved out to Calgary in 1981. Once in Calgary Monique worked all of her career for SNC Lavalin where she made some of the best friendships… Once retired Monique and Jacques were avid campers taking advantage of all the beauty that Alberta has to offer. During her retirement years Monique was also known as the “Ding Dong Lady”, a name she gave herself throughout her Avon years, a hobby that she turned into a huge success.
Monique was a very giving and loving person, always the first to help others and giving more than she had. She always had words of encouragement, even for people she did not know. Monique requested that no services would be held for her. Perhaps in memory of Monique, we all could do a random act of kindness and ask that it could pay forward.
To honour Monique’s wishes no service will be held. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com . If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email firstname.lastname@example.org .
In living memory of Monique Gervais a tree will be planted Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences