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Constance Marie Theresa Gelinas nee Normandin

January 8, 2013

Constance Marie Theresa Gelinas
nee Normandin

CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO, CANADA- It is with a heavy heart that we announce the unexpected passing of Connie (Constance Marie Theresa) Gelinas nee Normandin, originally from Woonsocket, Rhode Island, on December 24th, 2012 at 10:24pm in her 87th year at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada.
She was blessed to be surrounded by her loving family until the very end of her life.
Connie was a loving wife and mother and is survived by her husband and best friend of 64 years, Charles Gelinas. Connie and Charlie grew up, met, and married in the French Canadian community in Woonsocket. She attended St. Clare High School, and he attended Mount St. Charles Academy.
They are survived by three loving daughters: Laurel Gelinas (Dr. Joanne F. Liutkus) of Cambridge, Ontario, Patrice DeTusa (Louie) of LaBelle, Florida, Dr. Danielle Gelinas (Jeanie Flanagan) of Toronto, Ontario; an only grandchild Kristen Walker nee Smith (Eric Walker) and three amazing great grandchildren Jordan, Brendan and Abigail Walker, all of LaBelle, Florida. Connie is predeceased by her father Leopold Normandin of Woonsocket, Rhode Island, who died in the Spanish Influenza epidemic when Connie was an infant, and mother Delia Rondeau of Magog, Quebec, as well as a brother, Robert Normandin also of Rhode Island.
Connie and Charlie moved to Cambridge, Ontario 11 years ago and were happy to return to the country of their ancestors. Throughout her life, Connie was an artist who enjoyed creating through sewing, quilting and pottery. Her handiwork adorns the homes of all those she knew and loved. She was a woman of great faith and conviction. She will be remembered for her quick wit, her sense of humor and amazing memory, especially for math and numbers.
A private mass was held at St. Clement's Roman Catholic Church on December 28th 2012. Cremation has taken place, and Connie will be placed in her niche at Mount View Cemetary in Cambridge, Ontario in early 2013. Thank you to all our family and friends who called, emailed and/or traveled long distances to be with us at our time of need. Your loving kindness is forever appreciated. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation to the Micheal J Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, the American Heart Association or a charity of your choice. She will be missed...

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