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DANCAUSE, Kathleen (Teen)
In the quiet serenity of Carefor Hospice, Teen passed away just after midnight in the early hours of Friday, November 2, 2012. Her family, for the last few days, had gathered together to share time with her and to say their goodbyes. She is survived by her devoted and caring husband, Hubert (Hugh) A.V. Dancause, and by all seven loving children who live not far away from her lovely home on Joyce St in Cornwall. Julianne Lindstrom (Elmet) of Toronto; Paul (Valerie), Ottawa; John (Debbie), Ottawa; Kathy Panchuk (Jim), Perth; Merrily (Marc LaFrance), Ottawa; Carol Would (Marty), Martintown; Susan, Ottawa. Cherished Nana to 10 grandchildren. She is predeceased by her parents, Cyril and Eileen (Hannigan) Williams; her sisters, Mart Culliton, Anne Williams; brother Jack Williams; sister-in-law Vivian Murphy, and brothers-in-law, Ted Tomka, Jack McGowan, and Raymond Murphy. She is survived by her sister Joan McGowan, sisters-in-law Joan Williams, Elaine Tomka, and brother-in-law Ray Culliton, as well as many nieces and nephews. Teen obtained her Associate of the Ontario College of Art in Toronto. Community work involved teaching and promoting art. She taught at St Lawrence College, Cornwall campus for 15 years: drawing, painting, art history, landscape and design. She was a founding member of the Cornwall Arts Development Committee and won their award for promoting art in the community. She helped found the Cornwall Regional Art Gallery. In the 1970's, two of her designs were chosen by the former Canadian Association for the Mentally Retarded for their national Christmas card selection. She received the Hadassah-Wizo Organization Honour Award in 1989. Her favorite locales to paint were Upper Canada Village, the rocky seacoast of Maine, and the various countries to which they travelled. For many years she taught classes for the Cornwall Art Association. She was involved with the Encore Seniors program at St Lawrence College conducting workshops in Art History and Appreciation. She was an active member of the local University Women's Club leading their Art Appreciation Group. She was a long time member of the 9 Holers at the Cornwall Golf and Country Club. Over the years, she travelled widely with her husband and saw Them All, except the Arctics. Her love of the Maine coast had her returning to her family vacationland in Biddeford Pool for well over 40 years. Resting at Lahaie and Sullivan Cornwall Funeral Homes, West Branch, 20 Seventh Street West (613-932-8482) from 2 p.m. Wednesday . Funeral Thursday, November 8, 2012 for Mass of Christian Burial in St Francis De Sales Parish at 11 a.m. Interment, Notre Dame Cemetery. The family will be in attendance Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., and Thursday from 9 a.m. until time of Funeral. As expressions of sympathy, Memorial Donations to Cornwall Hospice would be greatly appreciated by the family. 1507 Second St. W, Cornwall, Ontario, K6J 1J5, www.cornwallhospice.com. Reception to follow at the Cornwall Canadian Legion, Cumberland St. Messages of Condolence may be left at www.lahaiesullivan.ca
Published in The Ottawa Citizen on Nov. 5, 2012