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Born:May 12, 1937
Died:November 10, 2005
Montreal, Canada

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To an Exceptional Mother, whom I loved, cherished, respected and admired. Maman, you were one of the most important people in my life. You offered me advice, support and love when I needed you the most. You raised me with only the best values that came so naturally to you.  You were a "beautiful soul for whom the world was a garden of treasures, who loved unconditionally and who delighted in bringing joy and happiness to others". You devoted your life to bringing joy and happiness to your kids. I know realize that you must have been an Angel, this could only explain the fact that you never hurt any living being, no matter how cruel they may have listened to your heart and loved everyone. My only wish is that I can follow in your footsteps and have the strength to carry on and pass on to my children the values that you installed in your own children.
You were the bravest women I ever knew. You're brave front when you struggled with pain from the horrible disease (that eventually took your life) was proof of that.
Today, all I have left are our memories together. These memories have now become a fundamental treasure in my life.
"In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same.
It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone,
For part of us went with you, the day God called you home.
You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide,
And though we cannot see you, you are always at our side."

I will always remember you, my dear Maman, with fond memories of an exceptional lady. For it not been for your dedication to your children and the well-being of your family as your main focus of life, the 4 children that you raised would not be the successful and loving individuals as you were. Je te laisse avec un passage d'un livre de prière juif:
"At the rising sun and at its going down we remember her.
At the blowing of the wind and in the chill of winter we remember her.
At the opening of the buds and in the rebirth of spring we remember her.
At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of summer we remember her
At the rustling of the leaves and in the beauty of the autumn we remember her.
At the beginning of the year and when it ends we remember her.
As long as we live, she too will live, for she is now a part of us. As we remember her.
When we are weary and in need of strength we remember her.
When we are lost and sick at heart we remember her.
When we have decisions that are difficult to make we remember her.
When we have joy we crave to share we remember her.
When we have achievements that are based on hers we remember her.
For as long as we live, she too will live,
For she is now a part of us, as we remember her.
In loving memory of my mother, deep in my heart, you will always stay, loved and remembered everyday.
Ta fille qui t'aime et t'adore, Valou
Je pense à toi a tous moments de la journée. Michael et Jeremy, même si leurs moments avec toi ont été court, il vont toujours savoir que leur chère Mami Jacqueline été toute une Grande Dame. Si Dieu le veut, je garderais toujours la promesse que je t'ai fais...


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