Denis Simon Pilon
Lieu de naissance : Grenville, Québec, Canada
Lieu de décès : New Waterford, Nouvelle Ecosse, Canada
Date de décès : 15 mars 2012
It is with broken hearts that we announce the peacefully passing of our husband, father, brother, grandfather and great-grandfather, Denis Pilon, on March 15, 2012, at home, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Grenville, Que., he was the son of the late Orphir and Agnes (Larocque) Pilon.
Denis was miner, a soldier, and a construction worker. He loved to work in his garden, to cook and to bake. Denis made the best pies in Cape Breton. Family was very important to him. He loved each and everyone equally.
Denis is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Cassie ( MacDonald) Pilon; his daughters, Barbara Gillis, Judy ( Russell) Fraser, Sheila MacEachern and Denise (Donald) Morrison, all of New Waterford; his sister, Simone Lalond, Ontario; his brother, Gerard, Ontario; his grandchildren, Tammy, Danette, Michael, Raymond, Brooklyn, Breagh and Joseph Denis.
Besides his parents he was predeceased by a son in infancy, Denis, a great-granddaughter, Rebecca MacKinnon, in infancy, a sister, Jane and brothers, Roger, George, Roland, Leon, Raymond, Wilfred, Orphir and Omar.
Visitation will take place on Sunday, March 18, 2012, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford, 862-7500. A funeral mass to celebrate Denis' life will be held Monday, March 19, 2012, at 10am in the Parish of Saint Leonard, Mount Carmel Avenue with Fr. Victor Ozoufuanya and Deacon Leo Penny officiating, followed by interment in Saint Michael’s Cemetery. A luncheon to follow at Saint Leonard's Parish Hall, Convent Street, New Waterford.
Donations can be made to Pallative Care or the Cancer Patient fund, Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
To send online condolences go to www.mclellanfuneralhome.com.
The family woild like to thank Dr. Ritter, Dr. Azer and Trish, Beth Latham and Pallative Care for their help in caring for Denis. A special thanks to his granddaughter Danette, for her special nursing care to papa over the last couple of days.