Marguerite Valiquette

June 5th, 2021

Marguerite Valiquette passed away Saturday June 5 in Richmond B.C. at the age of 94.  She spent the last weeks of her life surrounded by the large family she loved so much and so well.

Marguerite is predeceased by her husband of 64 years, Arthur Paul Valiquette, by her grandson, Jaden Kerr, and by her siblings Marie, Isabel, James and Robert.  She is survived by her 7 children – Michele, Michael (Linda), Joanne (Ira), Teresa (James), Darlene, Daniel (Lori), and Ronna-Lee (Dave); her 20 grandchildren, and her 20 great-grandchildren. Marguerite also leaves her sister Alice Ellis, her sisters-in-law Margaret Synnott and Shirley Valiquette and many nieces and nephews. 

Marguerite was born in Euphrasia, Grey County, Ontario on December 3, 1926, the second daughter of Margaret Ferry and Otto Foy, and grew up with her 5 brothers and sisters on the family farm near Markdale.  Marguerite studied nursing at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Guelph Ontario, graduating as an RN in 1950.  A year later Marguerite married Art and embarked on the grand partnership that would endure more than six decades.  They went west; they grew a family there, they danced, and they danced some more. They became intrepid travelers – criss-crossing the country, and the province, multiple times, often with children and grandchildren in tow.  Later they cruised.

Marguerite laughed readily, often at herself and her misadventures.  She was truly interested in others, loved conversation, and was adept at the arts of both the quick comeback and the long and winding phone call.  We will miss her so very, very deeply.

Private service June 18th at 11 am. St. Joseph the Worker Church, Richmond, B.C. Condolences can be left at Livestream information available from Mike at; In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to S.O.S. Children’s Society of British Columbia, CNIB or charity of your choice.

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So very sorry to hear of Marguerite’s passing, my fondest memories are living on Desmond and having all of these wonderful neighbours and friends. My sincerest condolences to the family.

So sorry to hear Marguerite passed away but she will be with Art dancing laughing and having a good time. They were one of the best neighbours anyone could ask for and we always had such a great time.

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