25 août 2019


Michael Tessier 1964-2019
In loving memory of Mike Tessier
February 17, 1964 – August 14, 2019
Mike passed peacefully in his home in Sudbury, on August 14 surrounded by loved ones. He was a devoted husband and prince charming to Carol (Labelle) with seven memorable years of marriage. An adoring father to Sophie (Mark) and cherished grand papa to Sasha and Bryson. He will be sadly missed by his sister, brothers, in-laws, nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends.
Even during his tough battle with cancer, Mike managed to keep and amazing sense of humour, just like a comedian on stage. He fought hard and courageously until his last breath.
A celebration of life will be held in honour of Mike on September 7th at 2 p.m. at his residence. For more information please email miketessier99@hotmail.com.
Donations to Pet Save Sudbury in Mike’s name in honor of his beloved canine companion Lilly who will truly miss him.
(Arrangements entrusted to Sudbury Park Lawn Cremation Service)


18 août 2019

Nancy TESSIER (née Brothers)

Friday August 16th 2019
Quietly entered into rest at the Belleville General Hospital on Friday, August 16th, 2019. Nancy Tessier (nee Brothers) of Kenron Estates died at the age of 76. She was the daughter of the late Cecil & Jean Brothers (nee Weegar) and the cherished wife of Dick. Nancy was the loving mother of Michael (Wendy) of West Lorne, dearest grandmother of Erek, Jaclyn, Jeremy, Jason, Jenifer, Stephen and Timothy and great-grandmother of Payslie, Titan, Keegan, Madison, Connor, Keira, Olivia, Sophia, Kylee, Gabriel, Annabelle, Easton, Natalya and Thea. Nancy is survived by her sisters Caroline Cunningham (Tom), Martha MacDonald (late Patrick), Joan Brothers-Ramsdell and Kathy Mayville. She is predeceased by her brothers Richard Brothers and Robert Brothers. Nancy will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews.
A Service in Celebration of Nancy’s Life and Liturgy of the Word will be held at the John R. Bush Funeral Home, 80 Highland Avenue, Belleville (613-968-5588) on Saturday, August 24th, 2019 at 1 p.m. with visitation for ½ hour prior to services. Rev. Father Richard Whalen officiating. Private family inurnment at Belleville Cemetery at a later date. If desired, donations can be directed to the Alzheimer’s Society and would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences at: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com


Andrée Tessier 1951-2019
À l’Institut de Cardiologie de Montréal, le 14 août 2019,
à l’âge de 68 ans, est décédée madame Andrée Tessier,
épouse de feu Pierre Dupuis, demeurant à St-Félix-de-Valois.

Elle laisse dans le deuil ses enfants :
Marie-Ève (Sylvain Houle),
Pierre-Marc (Cassidie Woolman),
ses petits-enfants : Maryanne, Nathan, Mélie-Éva, Raphaël, Pierre-Olivier, Malia,
sa sœur,ses frère, beaux-frères et belles-sœurs :
René Tessier (Réjeanne Bordeleau),
Johanne Tessier (Gilles Bergeron),
Luc Tessier (Michel Richer),
Jean Jr Coutu (Mélanie Lemieux),
Gilles Latour,
Sylvie Bellemare,
Micheline Dupuis,
Marcelle Dupuis,
Mario Dupuis (Johanne Duval),
ainsi que plusieurs neveux, nièces, autres parents et amis.

La famille vous accueillera le samedi 24 août 2019 de 10h à 14h30,
au salon F. Thériault Inc., 4391 rue Principale, St-Félix-de-Valois.

source www.domainefuneraire.com/avis-de-deces/Andree-TESSIER-285513

11 août 2019


ST-JEAN, Denise
(née Tessier)
Peacefully at Extendicare Starwood on August 2, 2019 at the age of 75 years. Daughter of the late Delphis and Violet Tessier. Beloved wife and best friend of Ed St-Jean. Loving mother of Marc (Suzanne) and Dan (Leah). Cherished nana of Caroline, Matt, Andréanne, Catherine, Pascale, Amélie, Mackenzie and Keaton. Survived by her brother Denis (Wendy). A special thank you to the amazing staff at Extendicare Starwood for their exceptional care and support. Friends may pay respects at theKelly Funeral Home - Carling Chapel
2313 Carling Ave. Ottawa ON
K2B 7G3 613-828-2313
on Friday, August 9, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. John the Apostle Church on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Family Support Group at Extendicare Starwood or the Dementia Society would be appreciated. Condolences and sharing of memories at www.kellyfh.ca
Published on August 7, 2019

Jean Ferrat - On ne voit pas le temps passer


Shirley Lavigne 1940-2019
KINGSLEY, Shirley (née Lavigne) - Mrs. Shirley Kingsley at the Cornwall Community Hospital on Monday August 5, 2019 at the age of 79 years. Beloved wife of the late Roger Kingsley. Loving mother of Denise Givogue (Yvan) of Truesdale, MO, Richard “Rick” Kingsley (Line) of Nepean, ON and Soeur Nicole Kingsley (s.s.m.n.) of Ottawa, ON. Sadly missed by her grandchildren Kristel Hladky (J.R.) of Lenexa, KS, Emilie Woodmansee (Logan) of Wentzville, MO, Kelsey and Erik Kingsley of Nepean, ON and great-grandchildren Isabelle, Zoe, J.P., Kate, Ellie and one on the way.  Dear sister of Suzanne Leblanc (Robert) of Lefaivre, ON and sister-in-law of Paul Kingsley (Hélène) of Repentigny, QC, Ernest Kingsley (Monique) of Hanmer, ON and Thérèse Ross (Camille) of Mindemoya, ON. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by one infant child, her brothers-in-law Alphonse Kingsley (Jeannine), Laurent Kingsley (Sara) and sisters-in-law Lilianne Gauthier (late Robert) and Simone Boudreau. The family would like to thank the staff of the Janet Macdonnell Pavilion, second floor, for their care and compassion.  Resting at the Wilson Funeral Home – Boulerice Centre, 218 Montreal Road, Cornwall, where visitation will be held on Thursday August 8, 2019 from 2-4 and 7-9PM, and again on Friday August 9, 2019 from 9-10:15AM. The Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at St. Félix de Valois Roman Catholic Church, 620 Glengarry Boulevard, Cornwall, on Friday August 9, 2019 at 11:00 AM. Cremation to follow with interment at Notre-Dame Cemetery at a later date. If so desired, contributions in her memory to the Cornwall Community Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.  Online messages of condolence may be made in the obituary section of:  www.wilsonfuneralhome.ca

7 août 2019


René Tessier 1931-2019
Au CHRDL, le 4 aout 2019, à l’âge de 88 ans,
est décédé monsieur René Tessier,
époux de feu Normande Racine,
de Ste-Émélie-de-l’Énergie.

Il laisse dans le deuil ses enfants :
Normand (Claudette Melançon),
Jocelyn (Sylvie Thériault),
Madeleine (Luc St-Georges),
Serge (Louise Roy),
Laurraine (Denis Melançon),
Luc (Francine Beausoleil).
Louis (Carole Chaussé),
de nombreux petits-enfants et arrière-petits-enfants,
ses frères, sœurs, beaux-frères, belles-sœurs,
son amie Nicole Paquette,
ainsi que plusieurs neveux, nièces, autres parents et amis.

Des dons à la fondation de l’Alzheimer seraient appréciés.
Des formulaires seront disponibles au salon.

La famille vous accueillera le vendredi 9 aout 2019 dès 10h
au salon F. Thériault 1040, Louis-Cyr, St-Jean-de-Matha.
Les funérailles auront lieu le même jour à 14h en l’église de St-Damien.
Monsieur Tessier sera inhumé au cimetière de St-Damien.

F. Thériault inc. Résidences Funéraires

4 août 2019


John Walker 1922-2015
WALKER, John Allan
March 10, 1922 to October 25, 2015
John passed away peacefully with his loving wife and family members by his side. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Lise (nee Tessier), his cousin Mary Colman, his children Bill, Louise (Steve), Allan, Michele, Suzanne (Jim), Madeleine, and his grandchildren, Marina, Tom, Emilie, Nicole, Joelle, Jack, Isabelle, and Sophie. John was born in Vancouver and lived here most of his life. He attended Lord Kitchener Elementary, then Lord Byng Secondary, from which he graduated in 1939. He proudly served his country in World War II as part of the 429 (Bison) Squadron of the RCAF. After the war, John attended the University of British Columbia and earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree. He spent some time in Toronto where he met his true love Lise and they married in 1956, then returned to Vancouver to start a family. John had a great work ethic and worked very hard all of his life to give his family amazing opportunities, and he enjoyed a long and successful business career. We would like to thank Dr. Will Johnston, good friend and neighbour, for his compassionate and outstanding care and John's caregiver Emy Talite for her dedication. With gratitude, we thank the staff at UBC Hospital and the staff at St. John Hospice. A Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 2:00 p.m., at St. Helen's Anglican Church, 4405 W 8th Avenue, Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Parkinson Society of British Columbia, Royal Canadian Legion, or a charity of your choice.
Walkey & Company Funeral Directors 604 738-0006
Published on October 31, 2015

Lucien Charles TESSIER

Lucien Tessier 1943-1968
United State Marine Corps Captain. He was pilot of a helicopter that crashed offshore of North Vietnam. Also aboard was pilot Capt Bill W Deetz; crew members Sgt Kenneth P Ehnis, Lcpl Benjamin F Johnson and Sgt Francis San Nicolas Torre. Four passengers also aboard were Capt Barton J Uplinger, medics HM2 Robert J Bridges, Tsgt Sylvester Mc Cullough and wounded soldier Pfc Robert Emmett Tyner.

Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
Saint Louis
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Section 81 Site 308-310

Created by: Robert
Record added: Oct 22, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16283711
Lucien Charles Tessier

  Home of Record:  Manchester, NH
  Date of birth:   12/23/1943

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  Service:         United States Marine Corps
  Grade at loss:   O3
  Rank:            Captain
  ID No:           092299
  MOS:             7564: PILOT HMH/M/L/A (I)
  Length Service:  04
  Unit:            HMH-463, MAG-16, 1ST MAW, III MAF

  Start Tour:      05/23/1967
  Incident Date:   02/19/1968
  Casualty Date:   02/19/1968
  Age at Loss:     24
  Location:        Quang Nam Province, South Vietnam
  Remains:         Body recovered
  Repatriated:     06/21/1968 (Returned to US soil)
  Casualty Type:   Non-hostile, died while missing
  Casualty Reason: Helicopter - Crew
  Casualty Detail: Air loss or crash over land

URL: www.VirtualWall.org/dt/TessierLC01a.htm

ON THE WALL        Panel 40E Line 32

Special to the Union Leader

Manchester native Lucien Tessier captained the Boston College track and field team in 1964-65. (COURTESY)

Manchester native Lucien Tessier leans at the wire to win a sprint for Boston College in a dual meet against Dartmouth College at White Stadium in Boston’s Franklin Park. (COURTESY)

Manchester native Lucien Tessier in his U.S. Marine Corps dress blues. (COURTESY)
Lucien Tessier, a Manchester native who captained the Boston College track and field team in 1964-65, seemed born to run, but his ambition was to fly.

According to his sister, Priscille De Sena, “His loves were the Marine Corps, flying and Boston College.”

Tessier was a sprinter and a Golden Gloves boxer during his years at Manchester's Bishop Bradley High School. He was a “red chip” athlete, not a scholarship recruit but the kind of self-made star of whom BC fans are especially appreciative.

As a Marine Corps helicopter pilot, he became a hero, ultimately giving his life for his country in Vietnam.

One of 29 Boston College graduates who died in the line of duty during the Vietnam War, Tessier will be inducted into the Boston College's Varsity Club Hall of Fame Friday night.

“We would go on family trips, and as soon as the car stopped, he'd be out and running,” recalled De Sena, who attended St. Joseph's High in Manchester and followed her brother to BC, where she graduated in 1967. “It was part of his makeup. He just loved to run. Later on, as a teenager, he'd put on his shoes and he'd be out jogging every day, in the rain, good weather, bad weather. He had to run.”

But he dreamed of flying.

As a boy, his sister said, Tessier built and flew gas-powered model airplanes with their father, Robert, and the two often drove to the airport just to watch planes take off and land. Lucien's longtime ambition, she said, was to become a pilot.

When he got to Boston College in the fall of 1961, Tessier walked onto the track team, earned a roster spot and proceeded to transform himself into a top-notch, three-season college athlete.

Phil Jutras, a distance runner and a scholarship winner out of Manchester Central High, roomed with Tessier at Boston College.

“Lou was a developing sprinter, one of the top three or four guys in the state of New Hampshire, but he wasn't first,” Jutras said, recalling their high school days. “From high school to his junior year of college, he probably improved by six-tenths of a second (in the 100-yard dash). That's a huge amount in the 100. And it was all due to hard work. He was an extremely focused guy. Not a big ego. He took track seriously, but he didn't take himself very seriously.”

Tessier's speed and agility also earned him an invitation to try out as a running back or receiver for coach Jim Miller's football team at BC, but he declined the offer and ran cross country during the fall to stay in shape for the shorter events in the winter and spring seasons.

His primary events in outdoor track were the 100 and the 220. Five times during his career he won both races in dual meets. He captured the 100 at the Greater Boston Championships and won the New Englands with a time of 9.7 seconds, a BC school record. Indoors, he won the 60-yard dash at the UConn Relays in 6.4 seconds, and he tied the school record in the 50-yard dash at Brown with a time of 5.4 seconds.

Boston College teammate Paul Delaney remembers Tessier as a true team player in a sport typically associated with individual achievement.

“He doubled or tripled in all the meets, indoor and outdoor. He could do the sprint, the hurdles, a leg in the relays and the quarter in the mile relay,” Delaney said. “Whatever the team needed, he would do. He was always up, a gung-ho Marine, and he was always ready to go out and get some points for the team.”

Tessier's performance in the dual meet at rival Holy Cross during his junior year clinched his team captaincy. He won the 100 and the 220, and anchored the relay. As the meet's end approached, the Eagles trailed the Crusaders by a few points and were running short of athletes. Tessier volunteered to compete in the hurdles, an event he'd never run. He nabbed a third place, and BC eked out a victory. The team elected him captain for the coming season during a restaurant stop on the way home.

“That was four events in one day. But one of the unusual things about Lucien, and why the guys picked him as captain, was the interest he took in everybody,” said Jutras.

“When a track meet starts, people get caught up in their own event. I'd be pacing up and down, thinking about what I'm going to do, not paying attention to anyone else. Not Lucien. He was always around, talking with everybody — down at the high jump pit, the discus, the pole vault. He was very approachable.”

Tessier's speed made him a perfect leadoff runner for the indoor 4x440-yard relay team. He would grab the lead and hold off challengers, who found it almost impossible to pass him on the short, tightly banked wooden tracks. The Eagles won the 4x440 at both the New York A.C. Games and the Millrose Games at Madison Square Garden in Tessier's senior year.

A French major in the Boston College School of Education, Tessier graduated in 1965. According to his sister, he planned to teach or become an airline pilot. But military service came first, and he prepared for it by enrolling in the Marine Corps Platoon Leaders Course at BC, one of the country's largest PLC programs at the time. Tessier was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Corps and trained to fly the massive CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopters.

Training in the Corps is always difficult, but for Tessier it wasn't all work. He was one of the lucky officers who got to don dress whites and escort beauty queens on their runaways. Because he spoke perfect French, he squired Miss France in the Miss Universe competition.

While in flight training at El Toro, Calif., Tessier escorted Caylene Walt, Miss Orange County in the Miss America competition. They fell in love and planned their wedding for June of 1968.

But the war in Vietnam escalated with the Tet Offensive in January of that year, and Tessier's helicopter crashed into a mountain in North Vietnam with eight men aboard on Feb. 19, 1968. Capt. Tessier and his companions were listed as missing in action for several months before the crash site was discovered.

Delaney, who graduated a year after Tessier and served in the Army, paid his former track captain a visit at Da Nang in South Vietnam just a week before Tessier's last mission. The memory of that trip — and of the man he visited — remains vivid.

“Lucien Tessier lived his life with intensity and commitment to Boston College, the USMC and his country,” Delaney said. “He was truly a man one would never forget.”


Lionel Tessier 1927-2019
TESSIER, Lionel Prosper – At the Cornwall Community Hospital on Friday August 2, 2019. He was 92. Loving partner for 58 years of Tom Thompson. Sadly missed by 2 brothers, Marcel Tessier (Raymonde) and Jean Tessier (Jovette) and 2 sisters, Theresa Belanger (late Armand), Jacqueline Emard (late Claude). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Prosper and Pearl (Martel) Tessier, his brothers Bernard Tessier (late Susan), Roger Tessier (in infancy) and his sister Agnes Lavictoire (late Paul). Cremation services entrusted to the M. John Sullivan Funeral Home, 341 Pitt Street (across from city hall) Cornwall. Family and friends are requested to assemble at St. Peters Catholic Church on Saturday August 10, 2019 at 10am for Funeral Mass. Committal to follow at Notre Dame Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, Memorial Donations to Hospice Cornwall would be appreciated by the family.