I never knew how much siblings meant to me until they're gone.Now having lost my last remaining brother (one of three) they are not only my brothers but part of me.
Reading these memorials-looking through pictures or watching old home videos bring comfort along with tears
Thank you dear brother for being there for me so many times and the loving priviledge of being an Aunt to your daughters and son. Theresa also sends her love and sympathy.
I continue to re-read these wonderful messages and remembrances of the man "who didn't wait for heaven to be an angel" (Thank you Joan!). I appreciate the loving words more than I can say. Missing my dad, the 'legacy maker', but ever thankful for the memories and the life model to follow. Love Barb
To my dear cousins: I am sorry I could not make it to Uncle Gene's funeral. I have good memories visiting the house on Front Rd and remember your dad as being very much a family man and being proud of you all. My sincerest condolences from Richard and I.
Michele, My sincere condolences to you and to your family.Thoughts and prayers are with you.
I would like to express my deepest thanks and appreciation for all the expressions of sympathy, condolences, prayers and thoughts our family received on the passing of our father. He had a good run, and as he said 'was past his expiry date.'. I think the greatest testament to his character is the legacy he left with a family that is so close, loving, caring and compassionate. We were so very blessed to have had him as a father, and for so long. The blessings continue with the family he left behind, and the closeness we share. It is not an accident, but a result of his lessons, his example, and his love. We will not forget. We will always forgive. We are family. Thank you Dad...
Michelle....I feel your loss....thinking of you and wishing everyone my deepest smypathy. So sorry. Annie
Sandy, So sorry to read about Gene. My prayers are for you & your family at this sad tlme. Love Reta
Sandy, please know I am thinking of you at this very sorrowful time. Love you.
Michele, your dad had a wonderful life, and he raised a wonderful daughter (I'm sure the rest of your siblings are okay, too!). You're never far from my thoughts these days.
My sincere condolences to you and to your family, Elaine. This is a difficult time but I am know that you will draw strength from friends and family. My thoughts are with you.
Dear Elaine, Mike and all the Menard family, our most sincere condolences to you all during this difficult time. Our thoughts are with you. Elaine, we know how very special your Dad was to you. We're right beside you. With great affection, All the Members of the Corporate Team, CIC Legal Services
I never knew a kinder man. I will miss our card games. No one could play as well as Gene. My condolences goes to Sandy and all the Menard family. We have all been blessed to have known him.
Dear Patty and all your family,
We are so saddened to learn of the passing of your father and children's grandfather. Please know we are thinking of you with love and hope this will be of some small comfort to you.
With love and sympathy,
Ross and Jane
Dear Sandy and families..Remebering the fun times in New Orleans so many yrs ago and keeping you in thoughts and prayers at this sad time..oo Barb and Paul VanWatteghem
Elaine,Mike,Matthew and Laura,very sorry for the loss of your Father,Father-in-law,and Grandpa.Thinking of you xoxoxo's
So sorry to hear about your husband. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Dearest family, I only had the pleasure of spending very brief times with this wonderful man, but I loved him from the very first. He reminded me so much of my own dad. Gentle, kind, so very wise; not waiting for his passing to become an angel, but being one among us.....I have not had the pleasure of meeting all of you, but knowing your dad I know what a loss this is for all of you and you have my sympathy and my thoughts will be with you, especially you Patty. Please know that I am thinking of you and David and my little people and wish you courage and strength through this awful time. Our loss is heaven's gain for sure...Love Joan
Circumstances did not allow for myself and my daughter, Ottilie Alma Porter to be there with you in your time of grief. Although we only met you on a couple occasions, your kindness and love for life did not escape us. I will always cherish my memories of playing cards with Gene and am truly grateful for the honor of having met him. Since I heard the news, I have searched my daughter's face, looking for traces of the man I know to be there. I am always struck by the beauty in knowing that we are all immortal through the lives of our descendants. Sending all our love and strength to you. xoxo
My thoughts and prayers are will you and your family as you celebrate the life of the father you loved so much.
Dr Mary Gorman
David has just called with the news of your fathers death.
Ray andI I are thinking of you at this difficult time..
Our sympathy to your family.
Sincere sympathy to you Jeanne on the loss of your dear brother whom I know you loved very much. Your friends and neighbours in Blind River, R&W
Sandra you had a great husband and Patti,Elaine and the rest you had a very fine dad.He was my friend and although your loss is greater than mine it is still a loss to me.He is at rest now and because of his life we all know this is a peaceful place.
There are no words to express how sorry we are to hear about the death of your father. During this difficult time, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Our love and sympathy to you and your family.
"While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil"
Paula, Morey, Marion, Florence and Tammy
Deepest condolences Elaine on the passing of your father. Peace dear friend. (st. anne's high)
You were an awesome father in law
Dear Sandy and family,
We are so sorry to hear of Gene's passing. He was a good neighbour and friend. Please accept our sincere sympathies. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. May he rest in peace.
Anna, Ian and Sara Loft
The one thing I remember most about your dad/husband is the times he brought us food from the church when I was kid growing up. Many thanks again R.I.P Mr Menard
Dear Patty, Sorry hear about your father's passing. Chris and I send our condolences to you and the family.
We feel blessed for having had the honour and the privilege to have shared laughter and memories with this sweet man as our step-father & step-father-in-law. Fare thee well Gene, may you rest in peace now in the arms of our Lord in Heaven. Sending comforting thoughts and cyberhugs to all of Gene's family and friends. XX00