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In Loving Memory


Pauline Lariviere

Born in Ottawa, Ontario

April 16, 1926

Died in Sarnia, Ontario

February 22, 2018

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 Pauline Laviriere              

               The family of Pauline Lariviere would like to make note of her passing on Thursday February 22, 2018 at the age of 91 in Stratford after a short illness.  She is survived by her daughter Val Lariviere, her grandsons Kaegan and Dylan Mundy, and Kaegan’s wife Tracy, daughter Brooke and sons Cohen and Harper.   She was predeceased by her loving husband Richard “Dick” Lariviere

               Pauline lived life on her own terms. She loved butterflies and birds and had a special place in her heart for small children.  She spent much of her life giving back through volunteer work.  In Sarnia she began volunteering in 1987 and was involved with the Car Seat Clinic, Sarnia Street Machines’ Fundraisers, 50/50 tickets curling, Pasta Fest, Mackinac Breakfast, Secret Santa Shop and other causes.  But by far her most heartfelt volunteering was swimming with the children of Pathway.

               She was also a cancer services activist asking the government in a public forum why the wait times were so desperately long.  A cancer survivor twice over, she knew intimately the costs to the patient and their loved ones of waiting many months for healing surgeries.

               At her request, there will be no funeral.  The family asks that you remember her in your own way and feel joy for a life well lived.

               The family also would like to thank all who work in the east Building, 3rd floor of the Stratford General Hospital.  Your compassion, kindness and attention made all the difference.

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It was a privilege to know Pauline for about twenty years when I was the supervisor of Volunteer Services at Pathways Health Centre for Children. Whenever there was something that needed to be done, Pauline made herself available. In addition, she also helped me as a volunteer selling carnations for the annual fundraising campaign for the Multiple Sclerosis Society. My condolences to the family. Pauline will be remembered for many years to come.

Annette Urban

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