1912-2012 Agathe Thomson, at age 100, passed away peacefully on Christmas Eve , with her daughters by her side. Throughout the day, many of her family members had the opportunity to visit and say good-bye.
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Agathe was a caring and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She will be remembered for her kindness, her generosity, and her gentle humour. She was an accomplished cook and seamstress. She loved to read, sketch and paint. Her love of nature is one of the many gifts she passed on to her family; she truly believed that God created everything for a purpose and that we need to respect and care for our world. The home she created was always a loving, welcoming and secure refuge. She will be remembered for her zest for life and her determination to provide the best she could for her family.
Agathe's last years of life were spent at the P. D. Clark Centre where she received excellent care from the dedicated staff. The family is grateful for the care and support given over the years as Agathe struggled with dementia.
Agathe was predeceased by her husband, William Thomson, her daughter, Margaret Maki, and her grandson, Paul MacKenzie.
She will be missed but forever cherished by her four daughters and their spouses, Christine (Howie MacKenzie), Frances (Terry McGovern), Mary (Peter Hagen) and Sylvia (Bob Bougie), as well as 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
A Catholic mass and family gathering to celebrate Agathe's life will be held at a later date.
Published in The Ottawa Citizen on Dec. 29, 2012