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Raymonde Kehoe (nee Cayer)

August 26, 1938

July 21, 2023

We are deeply saddened to announce that our mother, Raymonde Cayer Kehoe, passed away peacefully on July 21, 2023, at the age of 84 at the Ottawa General Hospital. She was the beloved wife of the late Harold Kehoe for 61 years until his passing on June 11, 2022. Raymonde was a loving mother to Gregory, Bridget, and Kendra. She was the daughter of the late Wilfred Cayer and the late Marcelle Petit. Raymonde also leaves behind her sisters-in-law Lorraine and Sr. Rita GSIC, as well as her brothers-in-law Lewis and John. She was predeceased by her brothers Richard, Carol, Claude, and her brothers/sisters-in-law Vincent, Eileen, Elmer, Gerald, James, Theresa, and Wilfred. She will be greatly missed by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Raymonde was born in Hull, Quebec, as the oldest of four children in a French Catholic family. She cherished spending summers at the family cottage at McGregor Lake, where she excelled as a water skier. Raymonde was an extraordinary woman who upheld strong principles and devoted herself wholeheartedly to her immediate and extended family. As a caring mother, she always made time for her children and provided invaluable advice, guidance, and support, particularly during her husband’s illness and eventual passing in 2022. She radiated elegance, love, and genuine interest in others. Raymonde had a zest for life, a deep faith, and a compassionate nature. She enjoyed playing bridge, cooking delicious meals, and delving into books. Volunteering and helping others were among her passions, and she was a zealous advocate for her family and community. Though she may have been petite in stature, she possessed immense strength. Her resilience shone through as she gracefully faced life’s challenges. We will deeply miss Raymonde.

A Funeral Mass in honor of Raymonde will be held on Thursday, August 3, at 11 a.m. at St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church, located at 300 rue de l’Abbé-Murray Street, in Gatineau. Condolences can be offered to the family from 10:15 a.m. at the church. A private burial service will be held at Notre-Dame Cemetery in Hull. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Association pulmonaire du Québec or a charity of choice. We express our gratitude to Mom’s medical specialists in Gatineau and Montréal for their exceptional care. We are also immensely thankful to the Ottawa General Hospital, where she received excellent care from multiple medical teams during her final week of life.

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