1937 – 2020
It is with heavy heart that we announce the passing of our beautiful mother, Monique Hanna at the age of 83, peacefully in her sleep on August 30th 2020. She touched many lives with her wonderful sense of style and humour, classy and fun, silly and crazy, enjoying life to the fullest, there was never a dull moment when Mom was around. She taught us how to live for today, she loved to reminisce about the past and treasured our childhood memories.
Mom was surrounded by love and cherished by her extended family and dearest friends. Throughout her illness, she chose to live and laugh. She joked with her caregivers daily, affectionately naming them her “ninja angels” as she got used to their masked faces. In the end, as her energy faded, she could still light up the room with her smile when she heard our voices and we held her hand. Her beloved music carried her, floating away on a boat, as she had always dreamed.
Mom, you are forever in our hearts, your presence will always be felt and get us through each day.
Loving Mom to Richard (Thuy) and Suzanne. Adoring grandmother “Nani” to Shane and Tia. Dearest Auntie to Laila and Mo (Rania,Rayan,Dean). Beloved partner of Jude. Forever family to the Duquettes. May she take her angel wings and rest peacefully now alongside her sons, Bob and Roger. Special thanks for all the care and compassion that Monique received at the West Island Palliative Care Residence.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the https://residencesoinspalliatifs.com/en/
Family will receive condolences at Voluntas (4695 blvd St-Jean, DDO H9H 2A7) on Wednesday September 9, 2020 from 9:30am to 11am. A celebration of Monique’s life will follow at 11am (with limited places, by reservation). In consideration of everyone’s health and well-being, we will keep the in-person visits a little shorter, and don’t be shy to bring along your favorite teddy bear for comfort hugs. The memorial will be videotaped and available to watch later, for those who wish to view the service safely from home, details to follow.
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Michelle and OskarSeptember 2, 2020 at 4:11 pm
We send our condolences to Suzy and Tia and the rest of the family. Monique will be remembered in our hearts. She brought a lot of joy to us and all who knew her. She will be greatly missed. With sympathy, Michelle and Oskar
Selma AranySeptember 2, 2020 at 4:45 pm
Please reserve my spot
Mary ClarkSeptember 3, 2020 at 3:34 pm
My sincere sympathy to you, Susie, Tia and the rest of the family. Your mother will be missed – such a lively and friendly lady. She loved all those she was close to – a friend of many, citizen of the world (for the international connections she delighting in describing. For the service next Wed., I plan to attend and will bring Caya and Emma, space permitting.
KATHLEEN&MELIK KASPARIANSeptember 4, 2020 at 6:56 pm
our sincere sympathy to you. SUZY ,TIA her wings are ready to fly she will be greatly missed will pass by to give my last respect but will not be able to stay for her celebration of life
Kevin and Cathy CanavanSeptember 4, 2020 at 7:04 pm
Our condolences to you and the family! While our time with Monique was in our young years we both never forgot her kind heart and beautiful soul. May she Rest In Peace!
Alain MowadSeptember 4, 2020 at 7:40 pm
Really sorry for your loss. Monique was a beautiful person and will be missed. May she rest in peace. Love and hugs from the Mowads.
Marlene ChapmanSeptember 8, 2020 at 3:23 pm
We didn’t know your mom , Suzy but it sounds like she was a lovely lady you’ll miss terribly. Our sincere condolences. Mike and Marlene
CathySeptember 10, 2020 at 8:23 pm
Suzy, that was the most beautiful service I have ever seen. I am sure she would have loved it! Boy, I wish I had the opportunity to have spent time with her in my adult years. She was such a bright star! My heart goes out to you and Rick and your lovely families for your great loss! ❤️
Simone and Sidney CohenSeptember 10, 2020 at 8:50 pm
We were very saddened to learn of Monique ‘s ordeal and her passing away.She will remain in our thoughts.Our deepest sympathy.
Liesel AlbinoJanuary 3, 2021 at 5:36 pm
My deepest sympathy to your family. Even though it has been many years I never forgot your mother’s kindness towards me and I wish you all peace in the face of all your sorrows. I have always held my memories close to my heart