In Loving Memory

of

Euclide "Eucie" Edward Forgues

Born in Casselman, Ontario

October 11, 1928

Died in Sarnia, Ontario

December 12, 2012

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Obituary Announcement

Euclide "Eucie" Edward Forgues

Forgues, Euclide Edward (Eucie) - Euclide left us from Twin Lakes Terrace Nursing Home on Wednesday December 12, 2012 to be with the Lord. He was the beloved husband of Roma (Laporte) for 59 years. Loving father of Marla Sue and her husband, George Kostis. Dear grandfather of Kelton Kostis and Shara, Aidan, Jade, and Briar Fitzgerald, and great-grandfather of Zander, Ashton, Heath and Rayna. Euclide was predeceased by his infant son, Wayne (1954), father, Albert (1976), mother, Emilia (1988), two brothers, Gerald (2000) and Rheal (2010), and also by his brother-in-law Darl Laporte. He is survived by his five sisters; Estelle (Rene Longtin) of Gananoque, Pauline of Rochester, New York, Georgette of Ottawa, Rita (Reo Sarault) of Casselman, and Lise (Marcel Racine) of Casselman, and his brother Roger of Cornwall. Survived by his brother-in-law Robert (Trudie) Laporte of Turtle Lake, Sask., and by his sisters-in-law, Dianne Laporte of Ottawa, and Betty Fleurie of Kirkland Lake. Euclide's main passion in life was contributing to the betterment of children, which he met through his professional career in education and his volunteer work with the Army Cadets, the Memory Project and the Rotary Foundation. Of his many accomplishments he obtained his PhD in Education and Multi Engine Private Pilot's Licence. After serving for 18 years as Director of Education in Hearst and Kirkland Lake, he retired to Sarnia, where he served as part time Superintendent for the French-language Boards in Lambton and Woodstock. He was instrumental in the development of the French-language programmes for these two boards. He was, at times, a guest lecturer at the University of Quebec in the Education Department, and a part-time instructor at Lambton College. He remained a trustee for the French-language School Board of Southwestern Ontario for six years. A long time Rotarian, he was made a lifetime member of the Rotary Club of Sarnia. While in Rotary in Kirkland Lake, he served as District Governor as well as the International President’s representative at a District Conference in Lima, Ohio. He was awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship for his work in Rotary and he became a Benefactor of Rotary International. Euclide was active with the Army Reserves where he served as an active officer retiring with a rank of Lt. Col. Euclide was a long time member of St. Thomas Aquinas Church where he was a Reader when fathers Beneteau and Charette were pastors. Euclide’s final request was that his friends and acquaintances perform acts of kindness in his memory toward those that are less fortunate, as he, himself, tried to do throughout his life. Friends will be received at St Thomas Aquinas Church (895 Champlain Road, Sarnia) for visitation on Tuesday December 18 at 10 o’clock am. Funeral Mass will follow at 11 o’clock am. Interment to follow at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. Remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family online in “Eucie’s Guestbook” at mccormackfunerals.com. Expressions of sympathy to either Rotary International or the Sarnia Foundation would be gratefully appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to McCORMACK FUNERAL HOME – STEWART CHAPEL, Sarnia.

Arrangements

Services

St Thomas Aquinas Church

(895 Champlain Road, Sarnia)

Tuesday December 18

at 10 o’clock am for visitation.

Funeral Mass will follow

at 11 o’clock am.

Disposition

Burial

Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery

Sarnia, Ontario

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Our deepest sympathies to Roma, Marla and rest of family.

Claude and Emé Gibouleau  claudegb@hotmail.fr

Duparquet  Quebec  Canada
Wednesday, January 2, 2013


Yesterday, for the first time I searched the names of friends on the internet. Eucie's name was one of the first, and I was much saddened to discover his obituary as I was looking forward to renewing contact with him.
When I arrived to teach at Winchester in the early 60's, Eucie was quick to offer his hand in friendship, took me to meet Roma, and introduced me to a wide range of social experiences which were instrumental in helping me to settle in a new job in a new country. I have always been very grateful to him for this.
I find it most pleasing to note from his obituary that Eucie continued to lead a life so full of social and academic achievements, and I am sure that there are many people whose lives will be the poorer for his loss - but who would hopefully treasure many happy memories of him as I do.

Yours very sincerely,

John Davies.

John Davies  jk.davies@plaseyton.com

Wrexham  Wrecsam  United
Sunday, December 23, 2012

We knew Euclide in Kirkland Lake through the 1609 Army Cadet Corps. He was a distinguished man and extremely kind and helpful with the cadets. Doug took his place as CO when he left Kirkland Lake and they were big shoes to fill. We are sure he will be missed by everyone who knew him.

Doug & Wendy van Vianen  vanv@shaw.ca

Summerland  B.C.  Canada
Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Working for Roma and Eucie way back in in the early 80"s in Kirkland Lake when they owned The Fashion Centre. Eucie was such a gentle man and always treated me with respect. They would have our Staff Xmas party at there home, Eucie will be the host of the party. My heart goes out to Roma & Marla and their Family with deep sympathy. Eucie will certainly be missed by all who knew and loved him. Thinking of you All in friendship.

Judy Gervais  jr2gervais@hotmail.com

Kirkland Lake  on  canada
Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Although I never knew Eucie, Aidan is like a Brother to me, therefore it is with a sad heart I send my condolences to the family. Aidan has shared many stories about his Grandfather, and what a wonderful man he was. He will live on in Aidan everyday.
Thinking of the entire family and all friends at this heart breaking time,

Sophie Clarke

Sophie Clarke  sof_06@hotmail.co.uk

Sarnia  ON  Canada
Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Mr. Forgues will be missed by all. He touched the lives a many people. I had the honor to work with him when I lived in Sarnia. Our deepest sympathies to the family.

Nicole McKinnell

Magog  Quebec  Canada
Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Remembered with Fondness, Gratitude and Respect

Betty Fleurie  betty_in_kl@yahoo.ca

Kirkland Lake  Ontario  
Monday, December 17, 2012

À la famille Forgues,
Nos sincères condoléances. Nous étions enseignants à Kirkland Lake et avons oeuvré comme enseignants au sein du conseil.
Nos pensées et nos prières vous accompagnent.

Phil et Pierrette Gervais  p_gervais@hotmail.com

Orléans  Ontario  Canada
Monday, December 17, 2012

Today and always, may loving memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength. Our deepest sympathy.

Sylvie, Richard, Charles

Sylvie Forgues-Martel  sfmartel@wdmh.on.ca

Marionville  Ontario  
Sunday, December 16, 2012

Merci à Mr Forgues qui a beaucoup aider à promouvoir l'éducation française catholique à Sarnia. Our deepest sympathy to the Forgues family. We cannot come to the funeral but will be thinking of you.
Ian and Madeleine Connor.

Madeleine Connor  Madeleineconnor@hotmail.com

Sarnia  On  Canada
Sunday, December 16, 2012

It is always hard to say good bye to a parent. But its not good bye, it is see you later.

Katherine & Bob Thomson  Bikerk8@gmail.com

Calgary   Alberta  Canada
Saturday, December 15, 2012

Marla, Mrs. Forgues and family;
My sincere sympathy to all the Forgues family. I had the pleasure of meeting your father through Rotary and was impressed by his kindness and dedication. May God's peace be with you.

Roger Mailloux

Petrolia  ON  
Saturday, December 15, 2012

Aidan, Roma and family, My son Paul Michael and Aidan were in
school together at St. Thomas Aquinas. I meet M.Forgues that first day of registration. From the start I knew he was a military man always so straight forward.
Roma and Eucie raised Aidan to become the wonderful caring man he is today. My Paul was very close to the family Eucie was like his grandpa too. Grammy you are also so special to our family. We are not blood but Paul, Scott and I will always be your family
Eucie will be missed by all.
Love, Carol

Carol Jutras

Sarnia  Ontario  Canada
Saturday, December 15, 2012

An exceptional person who will be dearly missed. We are so fortunate to be able to hold many fond memories in our hearts.

With Deepest Sympathies,
The Blaauw Family

Narda Blaauw  narda_blaauw@yahoo.ca

Toronto  Ontario  Canada
Friday, December 14, 2012

Roma and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sincerely,
Isabel Charbonneau and family

Isabel Charbonneau  denisecharbonneau@rogers.com

Ottawa  Ontario  Canada
Friday, December 14, 2012

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