November 15, 1929 – January 18, 2023
After a brief illness, Lois left us in her 94th year. The daughter of Louis Doucet and Ellen O’Connell, she was predeceased by her six older siblings. She was also predeceased by Maurice, her husband of almost 50 years. She is survived by her son Francis (Jan Ramsay) and granddaughters Mia and Caroline.
Lois’ long and happy marriage to Maurice included wonderful travel with dear friends. A loving and devoted mother, she later relished her role as grandmother to Mia and Caroline.
Throughout her lifetime Lois enjoyed rich friendships including in later years at the Cambridge.
Lois was by nature curious and open to learning. An avid reader, she enjoyed her books and her Globe and Mail. She explored new interests throughout her life but was particularly drawn to art. She enthusiastically enrolled in fine arts courses at Sir George Williams University. Most of all, Lois enjoyed painting and possessed a keen eye for colour.
The family is grateful to the dedicated nursing staff and doctors at the Lakeshore General Hospital for their attentive care.
A visitation will be held on January 25 from 2-4pm and from 7-9pm, at Voluntas, 4695 St-Jean Boulevard, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, H9H 2A7. A service will be held on January 26, at 11am, at St. Edmund of Canterbury Church, 105 Beaconsfield Boulevard, Beaconsfield, H9W 3Z8.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation.
Helen Ryan SuretteJanuary 20, 2023 at 8:33 pm
Dear Francis, My sincere condolences on the passing of your lovely mother Lois. My heart is with Yourself, Jan; Mia and Caroline as you mourn your loss. I always knew your om as kind and caring woman of faith and love…I know she is reunited with your lade father Maurice and with her God whom she served so generously before being invited into her eternal home and resting place.
Rest in Peace dear Lois.
Maura TiemanJanuary 21, 2023 at 12:40 pm
May your dear soul rest in peace Lois. I will miss you at dinner every night. My condolences to your grieving family. Affectionately, Maura Tieman.
Francis ScarpaleggiaFebruary 25, 2023 at 1:24 pm
Thank you, Maura. She loved breaking bread with you and the others. It was always the highlight of her day. I mentioned you in my eulogy in recognition of how much dinnertime with her friends meant to her. Francis
Victoria LockeJanuary 22, 2023 at 12:12 pm
Dear Francis, My sincere condolences to you and your family. Lois was a great friend to our family, to my late mom, in particular. She will be missed. I wish you comfort and courage at this difficult time. Vicky
Nicole QuinnJanuary 23, 2023 at 4:18 pm
Francis, my heartfelt condolences to you & your family. RIP Lois
Francis ScarpaleggiaFebruary 25, 2023 at 1:25 pm
Thank you very much. Your kind words and thoughtfulness are greatly appreciated.
Darroch & Gina (Maria) RobertsonJanuary 23, 2023 at 6:28 pm
We were very sad to hear of the passing of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Our deepest sympathy.
Francis ScarpaleggiaFebruary 25, 2023 at 1:29 pm
Thank you to you both both for your kind words and prayers in reaching out at this time of loss for me and my family. Your thoughtfulness is very much appreciated.
Brian Grassby and Joanna BennettJanuary 23, 2023 at 7:01 pm
Joanna and I want to express our deepest sympathies on the passing of your mom. You, Jan ,Mia and Caroline are in our thoughts and prayers. I have such fond memories of your mom and dad. Take care
Philip MagderJanuary 24, 2023 at 8:19 am
Dear Francis, please accept my deepest sympathies on the passing of your beloved mother
Kuppens family. Dirk, Dagmar, Kyle, and LaurenJanuary 24, 2023 at 5:49 pm
Dear Francis, Our sincere condolences to you, Jan, Mia, and Caroline. Our thoughts are with you.
Sue Fox, Keith & Kylie RichardsonJanuary 25, 2023 at 9:34 am
Our deepest sympathies to you, Jan and the girls. Thinking of you.
Francis ScarpaleggiaFebruary 25, 2023 at 1:33 pm
Thank you very much for reaching out. Your thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated at this time of loss for me and Jan and the girls.
Mohammed-Nur AlsaieqJanuary 25, 2023 at 5:28 pm
Dear Francis, My deepest condolences to you and your family. I wish you comfort and courage at this difficult time. May your mother Lois Rest in peace!
Francis ScarpaleggiaFebruary 25, 2023 at 1:35 pm
Thank you so much Mohammed. You message is much appreciated. I am touched by your thoughtfulness.
Mohamad JundiJanuary 25, 2023 at 8:28 pm
Dear Francis, in name of members of Canadien Muslim Forum I would like to present our sincere condolences to you and to your family may God rest her sole in peace.
Scott and Paula PhelanJanuary 26, 2023 at 10:44 am
Dear Francis. Please accept our deepest sympathy on the passing of your mum. Lois had a long and full life and may her memory be a blessing to you and your family.
Francis ScarpaleggiaFebruary 25, 2023 at 1:38 pm
Thank you to you both. I appreciate you reaching out. My mother was always very proud of her Irish roots. She is very much the source of my connection to the UIS.
Pamela McGovern (President of SPS)January 26, 2023 at 6:34 pm
On behalf of the St. Patrick’s Society of Montreal, I would like to extend our condolences.
Francis ScarpaleggiaFebruary 25, 2023 at 1:42 pm
Thank you, Pamela. I appreciate your thoughtfulness. The daughter of an Irish immigrant, Lois was very attached to her Irish roots. She would have been touched by your message. I believe her mother was married at the Basilica.