Mariette Little, a resident of the village of Chesterville, passed away peacefully at Dundas Manor in Winchester on Mon., Jan. 19, 2015, surrounded by her loving children.
Mariette, born on Sept. 10, 1935, was the middle child of Marie Anne Fontaine and Alexander Gordon. Her older sister was Theresa (deceased), and the youngest is Suzette of Waterloo, Ont.
She was an active member of St. John’s parish in Gananoque, and also at St. Mary’s in Chesterville. While her husband, Irwin (Irv), worked at Ault Foods (Parmalat), she was a supply French teacher at various schools until her retirement.
Mariette and her husband, Irv, and their four children, Steve, Marty, Cathy, and Lisa, moved from Gananoque to Chesterville in 1976.
She was a devoted wife and mother who would support her children and grandchildren whenever she could. Mariette loved to sing, and was a woman of strong faith and determination. Her family always came first! She loved to bake, dance, play cards, and was well known for her strawberry and rhubarb pie.
She has gone to join her beloved husband, Irv, who passed away Jan. 30, 2000.
Mariette will be fondly remembered by her children, Steve (Kim) of Chesterville, Marty (Cathy) of Winchester, Cathy (Kerry) of Kanata, and Lisa of Winchester; her grandchildren, Andrea Little (Brad), Jennifer (Fraser) Reed, Shawn (Mariah) Little, Stacey (Kevin) De Jong, Bobby Little, Andrew Kennedy, and Lindsay Kennedy; and her great-grandchildren, Jake, Noah, Grace, Ethan, Evan, Lily, and Scarlett.
A very special thanks to Shannon, Katie, and Galiya for all their wonderful care over the years. Special thanks also to Julie, Rose, Lily, and Pauline, and all the wonderful staff at the manor. Their kindness and comfort were very much appreciated.
Friends may call at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home in Chesterville on Fri., Jan. 23 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary of the Presentation Catholic Church in Chesterville on Sat., Jan. 24 at 11 am.
Donations to the Alzheimer Society of Canada or the Dundas Manor Activity Fund would be greatly appreciated.
Online condolences may be made at www.marsdenmclaughlin.com