Marion Haramis (née Villeneuve)

Published March 4, 2024

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Lahaie and Sullivan Cornwall Funeral Homes – West Branch

20 Seventh Street West
Cornwall, Ontario, K6J 2X7

Marion Haramis (née Villeneuve)

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our family matriarch on Saturday, February 24, 2024, at the age of 98, surrounded by her adoring family, at Cornwall Hospice, previously of Chateau Cornwall. Predeceased by her loving husband of 68 years Nicholas (Nick) Haramis and by her son Rudy (late Karen Seller) and grandchildren Nel and Brody Haramis.   Also predeceased by her parents Domina and Helena Villeneuve (née Cleary) and by her siblings Reverend Cleary Villeneuve S.F.M., Dr. Bernard Villeneuve, Edmund Villeneuve, Monsignor Rudolph Villeneuve, Verna Hynes and first cousin/sibling Gwen Morris (née Cleary).  She was the cherished mother of surviving children Susan (Ross McIntosh), Judy (Norman Bailey), Nick Jr. (Joyce Wang), Michael (Lynne Aumont), Nancy (John Near), Peggy (Randy Pitts), Cathy (Jim Malyon), Patrick (Jo-Anne Mitchell) and Harry (Alice Wilson).  She will be sadly missed by 28 grandchildren and 47 great grandchildren. Mom was born in Maxville, on July 16, 1925.  From a young age she was known for her beautiful singing voice which was a talent she shared with others at various talent shows, competitions, sing songs and of course at weddings, funerals and masses.  As a child she had a natural caring quality which made a career in nursing a perfect fit for her and she graduated from St. Mary’s School of Nursing in Montreal in 1947.  One of her first patients was our father whom she nursed back to good health after a bout with pneumonia at the Renfrew hospital.  This was the beginning of a love story that lasted 68 years and will now continue for eternity. Mom had a wonderful sense of humor which made her a joy to be around.  She learned kindness and generosity from her parents and did her best to instill these qualities in her children.  She and Dad led by example and although they had ten children of their own, they could often be found volunteering for some worthy organization.  This led to them being named Cornwall’s Citizens of the Year for 2011. A devout Catholic, Mom was a lifetime member of the Catholic Women’s League and over the years she held many executive positions at both parish and diocesan levels.  She was also an active member of the Auxiliary to the Hotel Dieu Hospital for many years. Our family would like to thank the staff of Chateau Cornwall for the loving care Mom received for the last four years.  We are also grateful for the exceptional end of life care Mom received while at Cornwall Hospice. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Lahaie & Sullivan Cornwall Funeral Home – West Branch, 20 Seventh Street West where visitation will be held on Friday March 22nd, from 2-4pm, and 7-9pm.   The Mass of the Resurrection with Commendation and Farewell will be held on Saturday March 23rd at St. Francis de Sales Roman Catholic Church, 434 Second Street West, Cornwall at 10:00 am.  Rite of Committal at a later date in St. Andrew’s Parish Cemetery.  If so desired, contributions in Mom’s memory to Cornwall Hospice would be appreciated by the family.  Please also reach out, help and be kind to a person in need.