Jeanne d’Arc Carmichael (née Fiset)

August 21, 1931- March 11, 2009

It is with great sadness that the family announces the sudden passing of Jeanne d’Arc on March 11, 2009. She died peacefully with her family by her side at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, BC. Jeanne d’Arc was a devoted wife, a proud mother and grandmother, and a loyal friend. Born in Quebec City to Elzéar and Julia Fiset, (née Bossé), Jeanne d’Arc was a graduate of Laval University, School of Nursing. She leaves behind to mourn but also to celebrate her life, her husband of 54 years Doug, her children Denise (René) Lattmann of Coquitlam, BC, Susan (Robert) Harason of Oakville, ON, and Robert (Jennifer) Carmichael of Richmond, BC; her grandchildren, Brendan, Alison and Emily Harason and Anabeth Carmichael. She is survived by sisters Jacqueline and Rachel Fiset, and brother Raymond (Paulette) all of Quebec, André (Barbara) of Portage La Prairie, MB, along with many nieces and nephews. Jeanne d’Arc was an active member of Christ the King Catholic Woman’s League, the Thursday Golden Age Bowling League and the “Never to be Missed” Monday night bingo in Comox. She was generous in spirit, had an infectious laugh and a wonderful dry sense of humour. She loved to knit, a talent which she passed on to her granddaughters. She liked to play Scrabble, do word searches and puzzles, bake and to try new recipes. For several years, Jeanne d’Arc was a canvasser for the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Canadian Cancer Society. She was also a regular benefactor for a variety of charities. The family wishes to thank the nurses and doctors at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Comox and the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria for their prompt and attentive care. A Mass of Christian Burial took place on Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at Christ the King Church in Courtenay, B.C. Donations may be made in Jeanne d’Arc’s name to the St. Joseph Hospital Foundation, Comox, BC.

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