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Archives: In Memoriams

Turenne, Roland (Father)

Father Roland Turenne passed away peacefully in the early evening of Saturday, December 9, 2023, in the infirmary of the Résidence Notre-Dame de Richelieu. He had been suffering from heart failure for some time, due to his advanced age. He would have been one hundred years old in February 2024. He was the last FrenchCanadian …

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Jaschkó, Blaise (Father)

Fr. Balázs Jaschkó died peacefully in the Lord on November 5 at Rene Goupil House. He was in his 102nd year and in the 83rd year of his Jesuit life. Blaise was born on 3 February, 1922, in Kassa, as the ninth child. Two of his brothers also became Jesuits, and one of his sisters …

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Pungente, John J. (Father)

Fr. John Pungente died peacefully on December 6 at Rene Goupil House. He was in his 84th year and had been a Jesuit for 66 years. He was born in 1939 at Port Arthur, Ontario, but his early life was spent in Brandon, Manitoba, where his father was involved with a cinema theatre. He was …

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Matheson, John (Father)

Fr. Matheson died on 19 October at René Goupil House, Pickering, due to complications from Covid. He was 93 and had been a Jesuit for just over 72 years. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, on 3 July 1930, the son of Daniel Matheson and Katherine Scannell. When he was seven, his American mother …

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Desmarais, Paul A. (Brother)

Brother Paul Desmarais died on 16 August at Rene Goupil House. He was in his 78th year and had been a brother for 59 years. He was born at Pointe-aux-Roches, near Windsor, Ontario. Paul entered the novitiate at Guelph on 18 March 1964. After first vows in 1966, he began agricultural studies at the University …

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Brennan, Robert Charles (Father)

Fr. Rob Brennan, SJ passed peacefully on Saturday, September 2, at the Jesuit Infirmary, René Goupil House, in Pickering, ON. Fr. Brennan was 78 years old and about to celebrate his 53rd anniversary as a Jesuit. He entered the Jesuits on September 9, 1970, and was ordained a priest by Emmett Cardinal Carter on June …

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Masterson, John (Brother)

Brother John Masterson died peacefully in the Lord on 5 April at Rene Goupil House, Pickering. He was in his 93rd year and in the 69th year of his Jesuit life. John, the son of William Masterson and Eva O’Neil was born in Chesterville, Eastern Ontario. John entered the Society at Guelph on 14 February, …

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Saint-Arnaud, Jean-Guy (Father)

Father Jean-Guy Saint-Arnaud passed away on the morning of Friday, January 20, 2023at the Residence Notre-Dame de Richelieu, where he had been living since April 2020. He was 88 years old. He had been suffering from leukemia for several years. Jean-Guy was born on December 31, 1934, in Montreal. He did his high school and …

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Pion, Denis (Father)

Father Denis PION passed away on Friday, December 9, 2022 at the Residence Notre-Dame de Richelieu, where he had been living since 2009. He was 88 years old. His memory loss, which he suffered from in his early years at Richelieu, was greatly accentuated following a road accident that caused him a violent cranial shock. …

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Charbonneau, André (Father)

Father André CHARBONNEAU died on Sunday, December 4, 2022 at the Jesuit residence in Ouanaminthe (Haiti), surrounded by members of the novitiate community who had watched over his health and cared for him during the last weeks of his life. He was 93 yearsold. André was born on May 6, 1929, in Montreal. He did …

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