ALLARD, Geraldine Rita (nee Castanier) 75 years. Passed away on March 3, 2011 at Huron Lodge Home for Seniors. Beloved wife of over 54 years to Earl. Cherished Mom of Laurie (Bruce) Petrie, Sandy (Lawrence) Musyj, Nancy (Dave) Fox, Diane (Kari) Alhonen, Elaine (Tim) Toffolo, Rick, & Keith, Connie (Andrew) McCarty. Loving Meme of Melissa, Shannon; Jason, Tracy; Ryan, Matthew, Kevin, Renee, Nicole; Nathan, Stephanie, Alyssa; Melysse, & Logan. Predeceased by her parents Edward & Rosalie (nee Willick). Dear sister of Betty (the late Gerald) Dunn; Marjorie (John) Dunn; the late Ron (Gladys); James; Gene (Barb); the late Rosemary (Maurice) Bechard. Dear sister-in-law to Irene (the late Vince) Smith; the late Louis (Helen); the late Eileen; & the late Martin. Caring Godmother to Greg Allard & Kevin Dunn. She will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, family & friends. Geraldine tirelessly devoted many years as a strong advocate for those with intellectual disabilities. The family would like to express a heartfelt thank you to all of the staff at Huron Lodge and Richmond Terrace for the care and compassion shown to their mom. Visiting at the JAMES H. SUTTON FUNERAL HOME, 401 Sandwich St., South, Amherstburg (519-736-2134) on Sunday from 5-9 p.m., with Parish Prayers at 8:00 p.m. Funeral Monday, March 7, 2011 from the funeral home at 10:00 a.m. to St. John the Baptist Church for Mass at 10:30 a.m. Interment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. As your expression of sympathy donations to Alzheimer Society or St. John The Baptist Church Restoration Fund would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences & cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.jhsutton-funeral.ca
A tree will be planted in memory of Geraldine in the Sutton Heritage Forest. A dedication service will be held on Sunday, September 25th, 2011. All are welcome.