Irene and I grew up together on Belmore Street and we had such a love of fun and music, starting fan clubs and collecting bees in the field behind her parents home. She was vibrant and I'm sure has left a huge handprint in this world. Condolences to Johnny, the twinnies Lynn and Denise and Pete.
Ms Arseneault, you were an inspiration to all your students at Sacred Heart. You taught us more then any book could ever teach us. It's hard to believe you are gone. I cannot imagine SH without you.
Until we meet again ...
Irene... you have been so kind to me and my belgian family. Three times you opened your heart and home for us for some days. The last time, you welcomed me and my children in Canada again and that was a nice start in a difficult period. I won't forget that. I liked you!
Tony, I wish you lots of strenght and hope! Thanks for making us get to know curling.
Ann, Martijn and Ella (and before: Peter)
I am truly saddened by the news of Irene's passing.
I went to the Villa Maria with Irene (class of '73) and always remember her beautiful smile and love of life. Thank you Irene
for "Layla" and "Aquarius"
My sincere condolences to the Family.
Cousin Irene, taken much too soon. Distance kept us apart, but not forgotten! My memories of when we played together as children are some of my fondest! May we meet again some day!
I was very sad to hear of Irene's death. I remember, very clearly,her charm, vivacity, and good will as a student of ours at Concordia University. I always enjoyed being in her presence. My condolences to the family and her friends.
I graduated from SHSM in 2002 and I remember my first ever drama class so clearly. Throughout the term, Ms. Arseneault helped me get to know myself both as a person and as a working actor today. I am grateful to her for her kindness and generosity. She was an exceptional artist. My heart and prayers go out to her family and friends that they may find comfort in knowing that, although it was taken away much too soon, she lived life to the fullest and touched so many along the way. God bless.
Almost 20 yrs since I graduated from SHSM and every time I step into a theatre I think of "Ms. Arseneault". I hope it comforts you to know that she deeply touched and inspired so very many people. Ms. Arseneault will be remembered as a very strong and great woman, and a most wonderful teacher. May she rest in peace.
Dear Tony, Merissa, Thomas, Andrea, Denise, Lynne, Johnny, Pete
Words cannot express the sorrowfulness that I feel on Irene's passing. I have spent so many wonderful times with the families that I will cherish these memories forever. She will be missed so much by all.
To all of the family, my sincerest condolences! Irene was a very special and gracious woman. I will remember her fondly.
Dear Tony, Merissa, Thomas, Andrea, Denise, Lynne, Johnny,Pete
Irene had a very special way of appreciating people and life. Her energy was contagious and selfless. She always found a way to have fun with any project or idea. I so appreciate knowing her. I will keep that forever.
My deepest sympathies go out to all of you.
Love Mich xo
Mes plus sincères condoléances à toi, Lynne, et à toute ta famille.
I have no words to express the sadness I felt when I heard the news about your mom. Although I did not see her often our paths crossed a few times. The last time was last year in Mexico when I got to spend more time and got to know her a little better. I will always remember Irene for her warmth with that bright smile she so often had for everyone. She was always willing to help whenever needed. She will be missed in this world but she will always be your guiding light. Our sincere condolences to you and your family.
Brittany Kelsey and Vanessa
Dear Tony, Merissa, Thomas, Denise, Lynne, Pete, Jean and extended family,
I'm so sorry to hear the news about Irene's passing. Please accept my sincerest condolences. I remember so many good times with Irene and all the joy she brought to so many people.
Thank you so much for your help with my french
Je suis sincèrement touchée par la perte de ton épouse, Tony... Mes plus sincères condoléances à toi et toute votre famille.
Dear Tony and family,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss.
With deepest sympathy,
Just heard the sad news of Irene's passing, my heartfelt condolences to you Tony and your family, may the wonderful memories you have of your years together give you comfort now that she has found peace.
Dear Tony, Jean and all of Irene's family,
Terribly sorry to hear of your loss and indeed to never have met Irene who, by all accounts here, was a genuine treasure to have known and shared happy times with.
My sincerest condolences to all.
Ms. Arsenault was my drama teacher at Villa Maria twenty-five years ago, and learning from her, and benefiting from her creative spirit, was a privilege and a pleasure. My heartfelt condolences go out to her family and friends.
I will always remember the sparkle in her eyes, the warmth of her smile, her devilish laugh and her joie de vivre. My thoughts and prayers are with Tony, Merissa, Thomas, Andrea and the Arsenault family. God Bless.
Tony and family
Remember us among the many who are thinking of you during this difficult time with sympathy too deep for words to say. We can only imagine your sorrow by Irene's passing. Please know that are loving thoughts are with you; may you and your family feel comfort from the cherished memories of love from Irene. We will remember the happy always smiling fellow curler.
Farewell, Irene, you will be very misssed by so many. Your laugh, your energy and your lovely approach to life inspired us all and we are richer for have been blessed by knowing you. My deepest heartfelt condolences to all your family and friends. xo
To the whole family, please accept our sincere condolences at this very sorrowful time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Leanor & Gerry
To the whole family,please accept my condolences.|Great memories of your family household on |Belmore ave.
Anthony & family, our prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Irene, you taught our daughter, Katie, beyond the classroom walls. You passed along to her that you should always stand up for what is right.
It was a true pleasure to have met you.
Rest In Peace,
Irene's positive energy, wit and passion will always stay with us. My sincere sympathies to her family. She will be greatly missed.
To the dear Arsenault family & Irene's husband & children
Barry & I were so saddned to hear of the loss of dear Irene......may the great memories of the time you shared with her get you all through this difficult time.....she's up in heaven with your Mom & Dad,our dear friends.
I am deeply saddened by the news of Irene's passing. Although it's been many, many years, the bond and friendship I had with the Arseneault family will always be very special to me. Johnny, Denise, Lynne and Pete - my deepest condolences to all of you.
Dear Anth, Thomas, Marissa, Andrea and Irene's siblings, Johnny, Lynn, Denise and Peter.
My family is so deeply saddened to have lost such a beautiful person as Irene. My sister-in-law was a fabulous inspiration to us all.
I have great memories of going for a walks with Irene plus the dogs, Patch and Ellie down to Sandy Beach in Hudson as well as the Bird Santuary. We really had great walks which of course the dogs enjoyed.
Irene was such a bubbly, happy person and she will be missed immensely by all forever.
Brenda, Terry, Patricia & Jeremy
Tony, Tom and girls, we are so sorry to hear about Irene's passing. What a wonderful woman she was and how she loved her family. We are all thinking about you. Bill, Susan, Matthew and Ryan Mitchell.
My sincerest condolences to all who loved Irene. I remember her as a fun loving, joyful soul.
Please accept my sincere condolences for the sudden loss of Irene last week.
I was lucky enough to work with Irene for a few years at SHSM. Not only was she a great person, she was also a gifted Drama teacher. She had an amazing sense of humor and was always straightforward and honest. In short, Irene was a person who I admired greatly and who will be deeply missed.
May happy memories help your family get through this tough time.
I was so saddened to hear of Irene's passing. I have such fond childhood memories of her up at the farm and Blue Sea Lake. Please accept my deepest condolences.
Sincere sympathies to Jean,Pierre, Lynn,Denise,Tony,Merissa and Thomas.I will remember the fun times with you cousin Irene.
Dear Anthony, Thomas, Marissa, Andrea and family,
We are deeply saddened to have lost a beautiful and loving family member. Her warm smile and enthusiasm for life will always be remembered. We send you all lots of love and strength during your journey of grief.
Christopher & Vanessa
Irene was a beautiful soul and person. I will always remember Irene's genuine smile and laughter. I know that she will always be a part of so many lives, including my own. I am sad that she has died and glad that I knew her.
Tony, Merissa, Thomas and Andrea,
Irene truly touched and impacted the lives of so many, be they former students , actors, or friends.She will be greatly missed. Our sincerest sympathies to all.
Maureen Brown & Alain Vandecruys
Deepest sympathy goes out to my cousins Jean, Pierre, Lynn et Denise, as well as Tony, Merissa and Thomas.I will always remember the fun times with Irene.She was always a very happy and bubbly person. I still can't believe she is gone. RIP my dear Irene.
To the whole family, Irene was such a sweet person, loving ,vibrant and fun. It has been many years but the memories of our times spent seem only a little while back. She will remain in spirit with all of us. My sincere condolences, I wish I could be there.
Dear Anthony & Irene's immediate and extended family,
I had seen notices on Facebook about Irene's death, and she seemed familiar to me, but it didn't register who she was until I read her obituary today. We are so sorry for your loss and want you to know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
My deepest condolences, Tony. Irene was a great person.
Dear Arseneault family. Tori told me of Irene's passing. I hadn't seen her since she directed a show at Centaur many years ago when I worked there. Remembering her laugh.Please know that you are all in our my thoughts.
Fellow Belmoreite, Stephen Beauregard
My sincere condolences to Irene's family and friends. I hadn't seen Irene in many, many years but I will always remember her as a very beautiful person.
Jean & family,
I wish to convey my heartfelt sympathy in your time of grief. May Irene's memory provide you with the strength to deal with your loss.
My sister-in-law, Irene, was a vibrant and significant addition to our family. She left us much too soon. Our light has been dimmed. Please accept my condolences.
Our sincerest condolences at this most sorrowful time.
To Irene's family, I offer you my deepest sympathies. I didn't know Irene well, but I did know what a force of nature she was. May she rest in peace.
Deepest and sincerest condolences Tony and family.
Marc Amsden and Kate Marley
Ms. Arsenault will forever be remembered. She touched everyone whose life she crossed. Marissa, all my thoughts are with you.
Irene always had an open door for us, and an open mind and heart. She touched my life and countless others and taught me so much about joy, art, and family, and she raised one of my favourite people in the whole world. It's unimaginable that she's gone. Love to all of her family and all those who love her.
I am so sorry for your loss. Although I had not seen Irene for years, she is a shining memory from our Thé Arts days, and in my mind's eye she is always wearing a big smile and full of positive energy. Please accept my sincere condolences.
Dearest Andrea and family..so so sorry to hear about your step-mom's passing. Your old teacher, caroline(Edinburgh)
I have no words to express how sorry I am for your loss. You are all in my thoughts, and I am wishing you love and strength. x
What a wonderful person was Irene; always a pleasure to run into for her wit, humour, and calm presence.
So sorry to hear of Irene's passing. I worked with her on a musical production and the experience was awe inspiring, she brought us to great success with the show. She will be greatly missed. I send my sincere condolences to her family during this time.
The news came of Irene's passing and still we were in disbelief. How could such a vibrant woman be stolen from us so suddenly in the prime of her life? Words can not describe our shock and sadness. Our thoughts now go to Tony, Thomas, Merissa, Andrea and her family. Please accept our sincerest condolences. Irene was truly one of God's most courageous angels.