Tag Archives: October 6 2021

OBITUARY: Timothy Francis O’CONNOR

OBITUARY: Timothy Francis O’CONNOR

Timothy Francis O’Connor died suddenly on Sept. 16, 2021 at l’Enfant-Jésus Hospital in Quebec City. Born and raised in Quebec City, he was the son of Stephen and Veronica O’Connor.

Funeral services in his memory will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct.16 at St. Patrick’s Church, 1145 Ave. De Salaberry, Quebec City.

The youngest of eleven siblings, he is survived by his sister Teresa Dubois and his nine nephews and nieces, as well as his grand-nephews and -nieces with whom he shared his wit, wisdom and love over the years.

He was a lifelong educator, teaching at St. Patrick’s High School and becoming principal of St. Vincent Elementary School from 1963 to 1987. Over the decades, he was a member of St. Patrick’s Church choir and council. He also served as president of Saint Brigid’s Home from 1987 to 1990. His passion during retirement was experimenting as an amateur botanist and gardener.

For further information: ATHOS

Phone: 418 871-2372 Fax: 418 767-2309 Email: gsreception@athos.ca

OBITUARY: Linda HOBBS (1957-2021)

OBITUARY: Linda HOBBS (1957-2021)

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Linda Hobbs Gendron on August 23, 2021, at the age of 63 in her home in Quebec City, surrounded by her beloved family, after a long and courageous battle. She was the daughter of the late Madeleine Boulet and the late Edward Hobbs. Dedicated daughter, wife, mother, sister, aunt and devoted friend, she will be greatly missed by all.

The family honoured her memory privately in an intimate gathering.

She is survived by her husband Paul and her children Taylor, Trevor and Tara as well as her brother and sisters Jennifer (Jean Robert), Diane (Richard Oliver) and Steven (Sheryl Hobbs); her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Mark (Shirley McKusky) and Robert (Suzanne Morin); her nieces and nephews Erin Oliver, Michael Oliver, David Oliver, Marisa Robert, Justin Robert, Tristan Hobbs, Shannon Hobbs, Lyna Gendron, Debbie Gendron, Louis Gendron and Philippe Gendron, as well as their partners and children.

She was preceded in death by her brother Richard and her brother-in-law Ross. We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all the dear friends who helped Linda through this difficult illness.

Condolences may be shared with family at Harmonia.ca. In lieu of giving flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Saint Brigid’s Home Foundation, 1250 Chemin Sainte-Foy, Québec (QC) G1S 2M6, (418) 684-5333, amisdujhsb.ca/en/donate; or the Canadian Cancer Society, 1040 Avenue Belvédère, suite 214, Québec (QC) G1S 3G3, 1-800-939-3333, support.cancer.ca.

For information: Harmonia • Phone: 418 681-9797

To send a personalized sympathy message: info@harmonia.ca. Please indicate the name of the deceased and your message will be forwarded via email to the family as soon as possible.

Community Calendar of Events

Community Calendar of Events

Compiled by Shirley Nadeau

Oct. 7 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. – Les Violons du Roy concert at the Palais Montcalm. Guest conductor and harpsichordist Matthew Hall has concocted a program highlighting the huge impact that Italian baroque music had during the 18th century, especially in Germany, where it inspired some of the most celebrated composers of the day. A must for baroque music fans. For tickets and to see the rest of the orchestra’s upcoming season in Quebec City, visit violonsduroy.com.

Oct. 9 and 10 – ComicCon takes place at the Quebec City Convention Centre (1000 Boulevard René-Lévesque Est) with guests of honour Georges St-Pierre (UFC, Winter Soldier) and John De Lancie (Star Trek). For more information and tickets, visit comicconquebec.com/en.

Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m. – Morrin Centre So the Story Goes storytelling series – Indigenous Storytelling. This activity (held via Zoom) will include a short presentation by Dene author and storyteller Richard Van Camp, followed by a workshop during which he will present the basis of his art and will guide the participants in applying their new knowledge in a practical way. Learn more or register for the event at morrin.org/en/event/so-the-story-goes-indigenousstorytelling.

Oct. 13 and 14 at 7:30 p.m. – Join the Morrin Centre’s new Pixels & Pages online book club. Interested in discussing literature with other book lovers? Missing connecting over books in the library? Please bring some book suggestions (two-three) to the meeting. To learn more, visit morrin.org/en/pixels-pages-club-de-lecture-en-ligne.

Oct. 15 (9 a.m.-7 p.m.) and 16 (9 a.m-2 p.m.) – SNACS Fall Book Sale will be held in the gymnasium of Quebec High School, 945 Avenue Belvédère (corner of Boulevard René-Lévesque). All books $3. Cash, credit or debit cards accepted. Donations, including English and French books, CDs and puzzles, may be dropped off at the main entrance of the school Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. until Oct. 15.

Oct. 20-23 and 27-31 from 7-11 p.m. Errances: 1916 le second brasier at Église Saint-Charles-de-Limoilou, 500 8e Avenue. Rediscover the haunting history of Église SaintCharles-de-Limoilou with a spooky guided walk produced by Machine de Cirque which combines history, fiction, theatre and circus arts. This event is not wheelchair accessible and not recommended for children under 12. Tickets must be reserved online in advance at machinedecirque.com. Tickets are $20 each and include a free drink at Microbrasserie La Souche.

Oct. 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 and 30 at 7:30 p.m. – Quebec Art Company presents the musical HAIR at St. Patrick’s High School auditorium, 79 Rue de Maisonneuve. Tickets ($25) will be available soon at quebecartcompany.com.

Oct. 23, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. – Members’ Day 2021 at the Morrin Centre. The Morrin Centre will celebrate the support of its members with a day filled with Halloween-themed activities! Join us virtually or in person to enjoy games, stories, tastings and contests. Learn more or register for the activities at morrin.org/en/event/members-day2021.

Oct. 23, 26, 28 and 30 at 7:30 p.m. – The Opéra de Québec presents L’Elisir d’amore by Gaetano Donizetti at the Grand Théâtre de Québec. This two-act opera buffa features five exceptionally talented local soloists: Catherine Saint-Arnaud (Adina), Julien Dran (Nemorino), Hugo Laporte (Belcore), Julien Véronèse (Dulcamara) and Lucie Saint-Martin (Giannetta). For more information and to reserve tickets, visit operadequebec.com.

Oct. 30 at 5:00 p.m. – Festival de l’Halloween at the Moulin des Jésuites in Charlesbourg. The Moulin des Jesuites (7960, Boul. Henri-Bourassa) is the starting point for a 1.6-kilometre haunted walk with decorations, performing scarecrows, a festive ambiance, candy and … more candy! Free parking is available nearby along Rue du Moulin-desJésuites or at the Paul-Aimé-Paiement library. The activity is free but space is limited and reservations are required. Reserve online at moulindesjesuites.org/activite/festivalde-lhalloween.

Voice of English-speaking Québec (VEQ) offers Out and About activities for English speakers (ages 50 and up) including free transportation, and many other events including virtual visits, tours for newcomers, Baby Chat, Café au Lait Crew, info sessions on jobs with the federal public service and a virtual prenatal course. Visit veq.ca/our-community/upcoming-events for details or call VEQ at 418-683-2366.

We’re All In This Together is a bi-weekly web series designed especially for seniors by the English Language Arts Network (ELAN). Each of the 18 episodes features entertainment, activities and conversations designed to connect with those in need of support and empathy, with a gentle reminder that we are, indeed, all in this together. Episodes released so far can be found on YouTube (search for “We’re All In This Together Senior Web Series”) and Facebook (search for “WereAllInThisTogetherQuebec”) and are available for all to enjoy.

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PUBLIC NOTICE: Champlain Regional College board seeks parent representative

PUBLIC NOTICE: Champlain Regional College board seeks parent representative

Press release

A CEGEP Champlain – St. Lawrence Parents Assembly is called for Thursday, October 14, 2021, at 5:00 pm. It will take place, in person, in the CEGEP Champlain – St. Lawrence Auditorium (room 250), 790, Néree-Tremblay, Québec, QC, G1V 4K2. The purpose of the meeting is to elect a parent representative to the Champlain Regional College Board of Governors. If you are a parent of a currently enrolled student who is interested in serving on the Champlain Regional College Board of Governors, we ask that you contact Thomas Mills at tmills@crcmail.net. Only parents who have children currently enrolled at the College are eligible to participate in the election. Important: please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the format of the event is subject to change.