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Jeannine Gignac

November 9, 2023

Our beloved mother Jeannine was not just a mother, she was our guiding star. On Thursday, November 9, 2023, surrounded by her children, she gracefully departed this earthly realm, leaving behind a legacy of love and light. She was the cornerstone of our family, the one who lit up our lives with her unwavering love, compassion and wisdom. She held us close during our darkest nights and guided us through the stormy seas of life. Her love was boundless, her support unending, and her embrace the safest place in the world. As children we were blessed to call her our mother, she taught us the power of kindness and the beauty of selflessness, and the strength of unity.

Predeceased by her husband Ovide, her granddaughter Caroline and son-in-law Jerry. Jeannine leaves behind her son Gilbert (Jennifer), her daughters Murielle (Gord), Denise (Jerry), her sons Daniel, Jerome (Jackie) and her daughter Nicole (Tod). Remembered by 13 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and 1great-great-grandchild. Also survived by her sister Gislaine and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at Northview Funeral Chapel, 1490 Highbury Avenue North, London on Monday, November 13, 2023 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at 11:00 a.m.

Memorial donations to a charity of your choice would be greatly acknowledged by the family.

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A donation has been made to Kidney Foundation.

~ Marie and Cathy Seitz

Denise and family, I’m very sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. By all accord she was a strong and vital woman and will be dearly missed.

~ Rob McNabb

A donation has been made to Canadian Cancer Society. Message from the donator: In memory of Jeannine Gignac. We will all miss you :(

~ Mary Ann Wilkins

Gord Murielle and family We are so sorry for your loss. Your Mom was a very special lady! May your memories comfort you at this difficult time. Love Kim,Dianne,family

~ Kim Brush

Jeannine was a wonderful person,who was the rock of the family. Always gracious,warm to whom she met. A great cook and well known for her pickles. Enjoyed life to the fullest. Condolences to the family. Will always be in your heart.

~ Gary and Leslie Milburn

A donation has been made to Down Syndrome Association of Hamilton.

~ Susan Andrews

A donation has been made to Down Syndrome Association of Hamilton.

~ Colleen, Robert and Sabrina DiFrancesco

Daniel and family…We were so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She will be missed by many, and so will all her baking and pickles. We were very fortunate to meet her on many occasions. We have made a donation in her honour to the Pointe au Baril Nursing Station.

~ Shawn and Muriel McKee

A donation has been made to Canadian cancer society. Message from the donator: With deepest sympathy to the Gignac family.

~ Noonan Shelley

God has another angel, so sorry for the loss of your beautiful mother. Hold her memory close to your hearts, she will be with you always.

~ Denise Bergeron

I met Jeannine while vacationing in Punta Cana, nearly 15 years ago. We became instant friends, and shared wonderful times during that trip. Jeannine was an amazing, graceful woman, so full of life, love and laughter. I will miss our phone calls, her wisdom, quick wit and our laughs. I am so fortunate to have met Jeannine, and to have had her friendship. My deepest condolences to the Gignac family. Cindy Elkin, friend from Manitoba

~ Cindy Elkin

To a lady who when you met her had a warm open heart and a joyous bubbly laugh. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you Jackie Jerome and all the family. Love to you all , Barbara & Stephen

~ Barbara & Stephen

Mes sincères condoléances à toute la famille Gignac. Je partage votre peine ainsi que Marie-Christine et Sébastien Petelle. Bon courage à tous. Sincèrement, Diane 101 - 7265 avenue de Beaufort, Anjou, PQ H1M 3W7

~ Diane Gagnon Petelle

Jeannine was a force. I believe her positive attitude and large, close family contributed to her living such a long and good life. Jeannine was always busy baking, entertaining family who dropped in for a visit or attending family milestone events. Family was very important to her and brought her great joy. After our choir days, I enjoyed periodic telephone chats with Jeannine to catch up on the latest news. We just had a choir reunion in Jeannine’s lovely backyard this past August. So happy we did! She will be missed by all. We were lucky to have known her! My sincere condolences to her family. Cherish your memories.

~ Mary Ann Wilkins

What a wonderful obituary - you certainly captured the essence of Jeanine. Jeanine was a member of the former St Patrick's folk choir for many years. We enjoyed singing with her, her friendship, her backyard choir gatherings and listening to the stories of her travels visiting her extended family. We were always in awe of her attitude towards life and her unending grit & determination in getting things done - I can only hope to be as spry as her when I'm 95 yrs old! To Jeanine's family ... please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of such an admirable woman who not soon be forgotten 💕.

~ Paula Wilkins

Condolences to all Mrs Gignac's family. Such a lovely lady who left you with so many memories. My prayers are with you.

~ Carol Anne McInnis-Martinson

It was an absolute pleasure to have known this woman. Such a happy spirited and very social lady who adored her family. Thank you for so many wonderful memories through the years. Rest easy Jeannine. Xo

~ Mike McPhee

Jeannine was a beautiful lady inside and out. She will be missed. We have many wonderful memories of time spent with her. Our deepest condolences to all the family. May Jeannine rest in peace. Sending our love and prayers 🙏❤️

~ Helen and Abby Gignac

Services for Jeannine Gignac

Visitation will be held at:
Northview Funeral Chapel
1490 Highbury Avenue North,
London, Ontario

November 13, 2023 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Visitation will be held at:
Northview Funeral Chapel
1490 Highbury Avenue North,
London, Ontario

November 13, 2023 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Funeral Service will be held at:
Northview Funeral Chapel
1490 Highbury Avenue North,
London, Ontario

November 14, 2023 11:00 am

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