1939 - 2013
On February 20th, 2013 at 10:55 p.m., Marie Monique Rolande Allain, aged 73, passed away after a courageous and lengthy battle with cancer. Her last days were shared with family by her bedside at the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital. Monique was born on March 26, 1939, in Montreal, Quebec, the daughter of the late Hervé Allain and Lucienne Lefebvre. Cherished wife of Harold Spence and adored mother of Rodney and Raymond. A loving and special grandmother to Brandon, Ryan and Sofia. Survived by her loving sister and brothers, Colette, Robert and the late Richard. Also fondly remembered and loved by all members of the Allain and Spence families, their extended families, as well as her countless friends. Monique was an incredibly loving, compassionate and warm human being; her love showed no boundaries. These special qualities resounded in the hearts of everybody that came in contact with her... she was an angel amongst us. She loved life to the fullest and made us all see how sacred and beautiful it was, no matter what the circumstances, good or bad. She will be dearly missed by one and all but because of her impact and legacy...never forgotten. May she now rest peacefully in heaven and remain forever in our hearts. In honour of Monique, if desired, please donate to the Canadian Cancer Society in the hope that we can help others survive and beat this terrible disease. Cremation has taken place. Please join us in a communal celebration of Monique's life on Saturday, March 2nd, 2013 at BAY GARDENS FUNERAL HOME, 1010 Botanical Drive (across from Bayview Cemetery, Crematory & Mausoleum), BURLINGTON (905.527.0405). Visitation will be held at 1 p.m., followed by funeral service in the Bay Gardens Chapel at 2 p.m.
Published in The Gazette on Feb. 23, 2013