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Ghislaine "Jessie" Pigeon (Nee Goupil)

1945-2020

Obituary of Ghislaine "Jessie" Pigeon (Nee Goupil)

We are saddened to share that our beautiful, beloved Jessie passed away Tuesday, August 11, 2020 in her 75th year after a fiercely fought 9 ½ year battle with cancer. She leaves behind her soul mate and husband of 54 years, Yvon as well as her beloved children Marc (Tracey) Pigeon and Jackie Deschamps (Sam Wisbey). She will be sorely missed by her wonderful grandchildren who she was so so proud of; Joshua Deschamps, Alexis Deschamps, Jayson Pigeon, Austin Pigeon and Aimee Pigeon. She is also survived by her brother Pete (Cindy) Goupil and sister Lisette (Franco) Cassata. Jessie is predeceased by her parents Rosaire and Yvette Goupil.

Jessie was a beautiful soul, a kind and sweet woman adored by many. Her absence leaves an immense void in many hearts. A void soothed only by the lifetime of lasting memories and the legacy of kindness she leaves behind. Jessie loved working with people and was wonderful with them. She loved her job with Lifetime Vision Centre from which she retired 9½ years ago. She also enjoyed successful careers at the Welland Courthouse and with Ontario Lottery and Gaming. In recent years she lived life to the fullest, travelling and cruising with her beloved husband Yvon. Time with her family and fun adventures with her many friends were a must, always showing up with a smile that would light up any room.

A special thank you to the Juravinski Cancer Centre and Hospital for their excellent care that they provided through the past 9 years. Arrangements have been entrusted to Essentials Cremation and Burial Services (905-354-2133). Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will gather and celebrate Jessie’s life at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to the Juravinski Cancer Centre to honour Jessie. Online condolences may be shared on Jessie’s tribute page found at EssentialsNiagara.com.

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John and Rita Loeffen
2 years ago

We are very sorry to hear that Jessie passed away.She was a lovely lady and fun to be with.Please accept our condolences,John and Rita Loeffen

Linda & Raymond Breton
2 years ago

Jessie always had a beautiful smile that we will always remember. We know your love will always continue, even though you are parted. Words can’t take away the hurt you’re feeling, but we want you Yvon, Marc, Jackie and your families to know how much we care. Sending you love and strength in this time of loss. Our deepest sympathies.

Ronald Robert et Johanne
2 years ago

Yvon, Marc, Jackie et famille
Mes plus sincères condoléances à vous pour une perte d’une personne si chère, nos pensées sont  avec vous.
Ronald Robert et Johanne

Maurice & Heather Robert
2 years ago

Yvon & family I just learned of Jessie’s passing, my sincere condolences.
The tribute written about Jessie is beautiful, it takes me back as I remember her growing up. She certainly was breath of fresh air, she will be sadly missed.
Peace be with you all,
Love, Maurice & Heather.

Kam and Sophie Zaworski and Katharine Bodnarchuk
2 years ago

Our heartfelt condolences to you Yvon and your family. In the short time we have been neighbours we learned that Jesse had a beautiful aura around her. Her sense of humour, her kind and caring demeanour,, her strength and determination to live her life through all the health obstacles, and that great smile will always be remembered. May you take comfort in the memories.

Dolores G.
2 years ago

Yvon, Marc, Jackie and family

Heaven has gained the earth ANGEL we have lost. Jessie’s precious soul and her gentle heart overflowed with love, kindness and much gratitude; she exemplified the very best of human character and that of a life well lived! Though her loss at this time, feels immeasurable, the treasured and fond memories she leaves behind will live on in so many hearts forever.
Dolores G.

Tony and Sue Pasto
2 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Ivan and family. Tony and Sue

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Don Boyle and Kathy Ellis
2 years ago

What a perfect photo of Jessie!!! Her smile eyes and wonderful personality jumps off that photo.
Kathy Alexis and I send prayers and best wishes to you during this incredibly difficult time.
Love the Boyles

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Marian Carrier et Michel Lapointe
2 years ago

Nous ne pouvons être présents à vos côtés en ces tristes moments mais nos pensées vous accompagnent dans cette terrible épreuve.
Nos plus sincères condoléances.

Solange Carrier et famille
2 years ago

Yvon, Marc, Jackie et famille
Mes pensées vous accompagnent en ce temps difficile.
Mes plus sincères condoléances

Roger and Pierrette Pigeon
2 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Yvon and family, Pierre and Lisette, during these trying times

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Paul and Jane
2 years ago

We only knew Jessie a short while but recognized her warmth and kindness and saw this through Yvon’s attention to her. Deepest sympathy.

Kevin and Leslie Bailey
2 years ago

Yvon
Kevin and I would like to express our deepest sympathy to you and your family for the loss of dear Jessie.
I feel honoured to have worked closely with Jessie for many years. The day we hired her at LVC was one of the best decisions we ever made
Jessie, Tu seras toujours dans mon coeur.

Bruce Edwards
2 years ago

Ivan so sorry for your loss we loved her and you

Ron and Pam Poulin
2 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Jessie was a lovely person, I worked with her at Bradshaw. She will be truly missed.

Sue Dolan
2 years ago

My heartfelt condolences, Yvon, to you and your family. Jessie was such a treasure – one of those special women that was so genuine and caring yet full of mischief at the same time. I’ve never met anyone who could fill a whole shopping cart with clothes to try on yet leave the store without buying anything ;). She had a light, a sparkle that will live with us. 💕

J-C and Donna Lehoux
2 years ago

Dear Pete and Cindy, we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your sister. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. May all your wonderful memories help to keep her in your hearts forever.

Connie Doucette-Poll and Thérèse Guillemette
2 years ago

Connie Doucette (Jody & Jodi Cotter’s aunt) and Thérèse Guillemette (friends of Jessie’s back in the 50s & 60s) send our thoughts and prayers to the family.

Al and Cheryle Slattery
2 years ago

To Yvon, Marc, Jackie and family. Our most heartfelt condolences. Jessie was the sweetest, kindest and most amazing friend to us. Her infectious smile, her beautiful face and her ability to light up a room will be sadly missed. Our wonderful memories with her and Yvon will be cherished forever. We will miss her dearly and will carry her in our hearts forever. Rest In Peace beautiful angel. Until we meet again. Love, Al and Cheryle

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Denise and George Sutherland
2 years ago

We have lost a beautiful soul and a beautiful lady who was well loved by everyone who knew her. Our heartfelt condolences to Yvon and family. Having worked with Jesse and getting to know her was a gift.

Guy & Nellie Marleau
2 years ago

On behalf of the Marleau and Valcourt family, Guy and I offer our deepest sympathies to Yvon, Marc,, Jackie and their families. We are saddened to hear of Jessie’s passing. Even though our paths have not crossed for many years, there were many memories of years passed that will always be remembered and cherished.

Susan & Danny Pigeon
2 years ago

Yvon, Marc& Jackie :
We are so sorry to hear of Jessie’s passing, our thought & prayers are with you at this time. May she rest in peace.

Arlene & Vic Chevalier
2 years ago

Our deepest sympathies to Yvon, Marc, Jackie and family. Jessie was a ‘one of a kind’ classy loving lady and will be sadly missed by myself and all of her co workers from the Ontario Lottery Corporation.
We are grateful for our friendship with this strong brave lady and will cherish our memories forever. Rest In Peace dear Friend.

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Tia Taylor
2 years ago

My heart is broken and saddened at the loss of this incredibly beautiful woman whom I was blessed with her much cherished friendship.
My thoughts prayers and many many cherished memories are with our dearest friend Yvon and their beloved family 🙏🏻…

Irene and Randy Little
2 years ago

It was a great pleasure to have known Jessie a wonderful person indeed , our condolences to Yvon and the family, RIP

Marilyn Abbs
2 years ago

Marc and family, my condolences on the passing of your mom. Clearly she fought as best she could. May she be at peace and free from pain.

Theresa & Jerry Yeager
2 years ago

Yvonne & Family, Pete & Cindy, Lisette & Franco We send you our condolences. Jesse always had a smile never revealing how much pain she must have been in. Love

Denis
2 years ago

A good heart has stopped beating, a good soul ascended to heaven. We part with our beloved Jessie in pain. We will never forget her, her joy, her passion, and her love towards others. xoxox
Denis & Chris Pellerin

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