Munger Cosgrove, Armande “Mandy”
September 8, 2020

Armande Munger Cosgrove

“Nous ne voulons pas offenser qui que ce soit,  mais notre grammaire française n’est pas digne de notre mère.”

Armande “Mandy” Munger Cosgrove born in Alma to Alicia Girard and Edmond Munger died in Pointe-Claire on September 8, 2020 at 92 years of age. She was predeceased by her parents, husband Alvin Thomas Cosgrove (September 1985), grand-daughter Marie-France Côté (December 1985), son Danny (January 1997), brother Rosaire (July 2008) and daughter Sandra (February 2013). Those left behind are eldest son Craig (Francesca Petta), Russell, Anne, grandchildren Michèle, Kevin (Kaitey O’Connor), Jessica Potvin (Rémy Bégué), Scott (Elizabeth Ramey), Danielle, Anne-Julie (Jean-Alexandre Côté), Chelsea Younker (Travis Halford), seven great-grandchildren, sister-in-law Michelle and many nieces and nephews. Mandy had various circles of friends given her myriad interests.  Friends came in later years from line dancing, tai chi, Spanish lessons, neighbors, family friends from back home and even her buddy Jackie from childhood boarding school dans la Beauce. In the early seventies Mom took yoga classes but apparently invariably would fall asleep. Her friends would laugh and say: “C’est son seul temps pour se reposer.”  Mom and Dad made quite an entrepreneurial team. They even had a restaurant/motel named Danny after their latest born at the time. Being a seasoned cook, Mandy always sought occasion for a get together involving food. When she could, Mom lived life to the fullest and her curious intelligent mind kept her interested in everything and everyone! Her smile came easily and oh, so often. Mandy was the quintessential Reine au foyer. Bedding was ironed, collars starched and béchamels stirred just right to accompany her vol-au-vents.  All our friends were welcome in our home.  Some even stopped in whether we kids were there or not! Mom always made time to share a cup of tea.

Cremation has taken place and a private mass and burial will be held at a later date. Should one wish to make a donation Alzheimer, Dementia and Glaucoma research were close to her heart. Best way to honor Mandy, visit an elderly person, share a smile, perhaps even a laugh, and by God, hug ’em. AMEN

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Voluntas.

 

Funeral Mass and burial

To be confirmed

24 responses

  1. Ides Gagnon

    September 13, 2020 at 10:49 am

    Ides Gagnon

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    • Louise dion

      September 14, 2020 at 1:07 pm

      Toutes nos sympathies . La famille de Colombe et Albert Dion

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  2. Ludger Côté

    September 13, 2020 at 4:05 pm

    toutes nos condoléances à la famille, Particulièrement à mon frère Pierre et ses filles: Michèle et Anne-Julie. Qu madame repose en paix.

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    • Michele E. Cote

      September 14, 2020 at 9:10 am

      Merci Oncle Ludger

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  3. Joyce Cosgrove

    September 13, 2020 at 6:02 pm

    Aunty Mandy is remembered by all who knew her for her loving kindness. The pictures of her are a touching reminder of her beauty and youth. May she rest in peace.

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  4. Martin et Maryse

    September 14, 2020 at 11:29 am

    Toutes nos pensées sont avec vous durant cette période de deuil. Nous pensons à votre famille

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  5. Barbara Gauthier

    September 14, 2020 at 12:52 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of her passing . She was a wonderful human being and mother always putting others first. She never wanted to inconvenience anyone and was always a such giver . You could always be assured of her helping hand and ready smile . She will be missed .
    I offer my sincerest condolences to the family at this time .

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  6. Denise and Doris Noël

    September 14, 2020 at 1:16 pm

    Your mom was loved by everyone who knew her. We are so sorry for your loss and extend our deepest sympathy.

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  7. Monica Weber

    September 14, 2020 at 5:03 pm

    My Sincere Condolences to her family! Always a Classy Lady with a heart of gold!

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  8. Sandy Hollands

    September 14, 2020 at 7:10 pm

    My sincere condolences to the family

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  9. Terry and Albert Shea

    September 14, 2020 at 11:05 pm

    We are so sorry to hear of Mandy’s passing. We remember her from the years she was our neighbour on Mill Street. Our condolences to all the family!

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  10. Terry and Albert Shea

    September 14, 2020 at 11:07 pm

    We remember Mandy when she and Alvin were our neighbours on Mill Street. Our condolences to all the family! She will be missed.

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  11. Cecelia Vanier

    September 15, 2020 at 4:11 pm

    Mandy was a delightful woman who emanated warmth and hospitality. I only met her a few times but the way she affected everyone around her makes her unforgettable. I’m sorry for your loss, Anne. My condolences to the entire family.

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  12. Debbie Fitzpatrick

    September 15, 2020 at 11:37 pm

    Sorry for your loss, deepest sympathies to the family

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  13. Claude Dion (Fils de Albert et Colombe)

    September 16, 2020 at 10:12 am

    Mes sympaties les plus sincères à tous. Je n’ai que de bon souvenir de votre mère!

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  14. JANET MACAULAY

    September 17, 2020 at 7:32 am

    Although I never met Mandy, I have had the pleasure of listening to others’ stories of their moments with this special lady. Daughter Anne hardly lets a day pass without sharing a sweet anecdote of the mother she adored, and family friends & acquaintances all have Mandy memories they love to share with others. These chronicles of Mandy’s life demonstrate the zest, fun-loving and giving nature of this exceptional woman. My condolences to the entire family. May she rest in peace.

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  15. Jacques Dion

    September 17, 2020 at 2:11 pm

    Toujours souriante et positive. Une de mes tantes preferees ! Sinceres condoleances !

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  16. anne cosgrove

    September 18, 2020 at 11:33 pm

    Your words are helping us through this time of loss and bringing back happy memories. Thanks to ALL of you :0) Sachez que vos commentaries chaleureux allègent notre peine et nous rappelle de bons souvenirs . Du fonds du coeur merci :0)

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  17. Shirley Wiebe

    September 20, 2020 at 12:41 pm

    Mandy will always be remembered as a generous, kind and loving lady. We certainly had some good laughs together. Oh and her vol-au-vent and potage, Superb! Sending love and condolences to the Cosgrove Family.

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  18. Geneviève et Alexandre

    September 22, 2020 at 10:35 pm

    Toutes nos sympathies à Anne-Julie, Michelle, Pierre, Jean-Alex et à toute la famille.

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  19. Wendy Lannaman

    September 24, 2020 at 8:54 pm

    My heartfelt condolences to you Anne and the rest of your family.

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  20. Josée Dionne

    September 27, 2020 at 6:16 pm

    To Anne : Je trouve vraiment plate que tu aies enlevé mon commentaire qui était non pourtant si gentil…

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    • Anne Cosgrove

      October 1, 2020 at 11:04 am

      Josée, je viens de voir ton commentaire. Je n’est aucune idée de ce qui est arrivé…Voluntas s’excuse du “glitch.” C’est eux et non la famille qui gère leur site. Nous sommes heureux que tu t’aies essayée à nouveau :0)

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  21. Josée Dionne

    September 28, 2020 at 2:01 pm

    Voici un 2e essai :
    25 septembre 2020 : Craig, Russell, Anne : Je viens d’apprendre ce soir que votre belle Maman est décédée, c’est une nouvelle bien triste…
    Ma Tante Mandy était aimée de tous, vous pouvez être fiers de votre Maman, elle était une personne aimante et enjouée, sincère et toujours
    de bonne humeur, toujours prête à nous recevoir.
    Je vous envoie mes sympathies sincères, je ne vous vois pas souvent mais je penses à vous.
    Prenez bien soin de vous, votre cousine, Josée (Dionne)

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