Tuesday June 23, 1964 to Thursday August 24, 2017
Pascale LeBlanc concluded a courageous battle against cancer when she died peacefully Thursday, surrounded by her family at the West Island Palliative Care Residence at the age of 53.
Pascale was a force of nature, which was evident to everyone that met her. Her courage was undoubtable, her spirit kind and giving, her love unconditional, her faith solid and passion for life tenacious. Pascale loved to laugh and had a sharp wit. She will be remembered as an incredibly dynamic woman who made an impression on everyone she met.
She was the beloved wife of Robert Keith Gillelan for 28 years, the loving mother of their daughter Vianne, daughter-in-law to Thomas Johnson Gillelan, a sister-in-law to Tom Gillelan (Christine), Janet Baillie (Scott), James Gillelan (Lynn), Anne Gillelan (Felix) and Margaret Boddy (Ivan) and a special cousin to the LeBlanc and Ritchotte families.
As graduate of the Université de Montréal, Pascale worked as a marketing and communications specialist in the high technology and the youth marketing sectors. She married the love of her life, Robert, and they traveled extensively before starting to raise a family. Family occasions and travel made her happiest. In addition to a great sense of style, she also enjoyed interior decorating, having Robert decorate and then redecorate, and then re-redecorate the house at a 3 to 6 month frequency.
On June 9, 2014 Pascale was told she had stage 4 BRCA1-related Pancreatic Cancer and 3 months to live. She proved them wrong and went on to make three years of memories with those she loved.
She will be greatly missed by her family and valued friends. A Celebration of Her Life will be held at Cedar Park United Church (204 Lakeview Ave, Pointe-Claire, QC H9S 4C5) on Friday, September 1, 2017 at 1 p.m. (13h00).
Pascale requested that condolences and memorial donations be made to West Island Palliative Care Residence, who made her final days comfortable, or Nova West Island who relieved so much stress for her family during her battle with Pancreatic Cancer.
Cedar Park United Church