The death of Renée “Rena” Belliveau of Saint John, NB, occurred on Wednesday, September 19, 2012, after a long and happy life. She was born in West Saint John on June 2, 1927 and was a daughter of the late Andrew and Olive (Babineau) Cormier.
Renée was employed at many jobs notably the DVA Hospital and Woolworth’s from which she retired.
Survived by her brothers, Arthur Cormier of West Saint John, and Ronald Cormier of Bowmanville, ON. Many nieces and nephews also survive Renée. Although Renée did not have any of her own children she helped her sister raise her niece Catherine Melvin (Morin) for many years whom remained close to Renée, and her children Charles Frees-Melvin and Rosa Frees-Melvin that assisted Renée right to the end.
Renée is predeceased by her husband and love of her life Charles Belliveau; brothers, Joseph, Frederick, Lawrence, and Ralph sisters; Freda Cormier, Bella Felder, Eva Cormier, and Maria Morin.
Resting at Fitzpatrick’s Funeral Home, 100 Waterloo Street, Saint John (634-1965) with visiting on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will held on Saturday, September 22, 2012 from Our Lady of the Assumption Church at 10:00 AM. Interment to take place at Holy Cross Cemetery. For those who wish, remembrances may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice, would be appreciated.
This morning I woke up and found the obituary for my grandmother in the paper. Here it is:
Maria Theresa Morin
MORIN, Maria Theresa – It is with great sadness that the family announce the peaceful passing of Maria Theresa Morin at the Saint John Regional Hospital on Sunday June 29, 2008. Born 1935 in Saint John to the late Andrew and Olive (Babineau) Cormier. Maria worked in Housekeeping at The Saint John Regional Hospital for many years. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Maria is survived by sons David Morin (Angela) of Black River, Michael Morin, Rev. Lawrence Morin (Heather) both of Saint John, Kenneth Morin (Arnett) of Murriett, CA and Trevor Morin (Marlene) of Black River; daughters Sharon Morin of Montreal, QC, Cathy Melvin (Norman) of Saint John and Debbie Morin (Frank) of Black river; brothers Arthur (Audrey) of Saint John and Ronald (Donna) of Bowmanville, ON; sister Rena Belliveau of Saint John; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and many friends. Besides her parents, Maria was predeceased by her husband Lawrence; sons Mark and Eric; brothers Joseph, Frederick, Lawrence and Ralph; sisters Frieda, Bella and Eva and companion Wes Moore.
Resting at the Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Rd. (646-2424) on July 1st and 2nd, Tuesday and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from the Cathedral Of The Immaculate Conception, 91 Waterloo St. on Thursday July 3rd, 2008 at 12:05 p.m. Interment to follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Donations in Maria’s memory can be made to Mind Care NB or to the charity of the donor’s choice. To send a message of condolence or to sign the memorial register please visit www.fundyfuneralhome.com
Originally Printed in:
Saint John Telegraph Journal (February 19th, 2003)
|Belliveau Charles-In loving memory of Charles Joseph Belliveau who left us three very long years ago on February 19th 2000.
You touched and helped so many people who it has become impossible to forget you. Your hand was always extended to the children and your heart to the beauties of nature.
Wife Renee, Nephew Charles