Obituary of Doris Marie Casaubon
Casaubon, Doris Marie (nee Deschaine)
December 4, 1923 – July 8, 2022
Passed away peacefully in her home, surrounded by the love of her family, Friday July 8, 2022, in her 99th year.
Predeceased by her husband of 58 years Theophile (Dec.21st,2001) and great grandson Nathan July 9, 2009. Born in Ford City (Windsor) December 4, 1923. She taught school in Windsor and later in London as a Principal Relief.
Dearly loved mother of Gerry (Marilyn), Andre or Andy (Mary – June 26, 2019). Loving grandmother (Mémé) of Marc (Karen), Sean (Lisa), and Stephanie (Mark Eys).
Grand “Gigi” of Colin, Emma, and Ryan Casaubon, Simon and Baxter Casaubon, and Abby and Lena Eys. Dear aunt to nieces and nephews Josette (Bruce), Danny (Pam), Robbie Lacombe, Lynn from Sarnia. Sandra (Ron), Bradley of London. Ken (Glenda) Deschaine of Grand Prairie Alberta. Susan (B.C) (July 1, 2022). Dear sister of Ed Deschaine (2017) London, Lucille (Bé) LaCombe of Sarnia.
Also, aunt to many nieces and nephews from Verner Ontario. Benoit and Leo emailed often.
Doris was a devout Catholic and member of the CWL. On her arrival in London in the 60’s she became a volunteer for The London Symphony Orchestra. Over 50 years of volunteering. She was an active member with the Cercle Des Copains (French Club). Taught sewing for the P.U.C, Taught French to the London Judges, became a member of the Thistle Club Lawn Bowles and the Embroidery Guild
She was a Patron of the arts. Membership at the Grand and Petrolia Theatres.
Travelled with “Take a Break” for 30 years. Travelled to Europe, Florida, Nashville, Mexico, Vancouver, and Verner Ontario.
Spent summers in Trois Pistoles while husband Phil was director of Western’s summer school, made lifelong friendships and treasured memories.
Local Artist work was displayed in her home and her house celebrated Christmas, spring, Easter, or Halloween theme at all times.
During covid all these cards, small gifts, and trinkets became more cherished. Playing bridge during the day and with French friends on Monday nights was passionate pastime.
Mom enjoyed crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, her favourite T.V shows, Murdoch Mysteries and “25 words or Less”.
She hosted French and English book clubs, was a voracious reader, intelligent, and constantly learning.
Mom enjoyed a party and was a gracious host for many birthdays. Baking cakes was her specialty.
Many friends drove Mom to a variety of activities. They enjoyed each other’s companionship. Mom had many passions in her life, and she lived her life to the fullest.
Thank you to all her family, especially niece Sandra, and her friends and neighbours for helping her through these last few years.
Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, London, Ontario Friday July 22 from 2:00 – 4:00, and 6:00 - 8:00. Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Family Parish, 777 Valetta Street, London, Ontario, Saturday July 23 at 10 o'clock. Private interment in St. Peter's Cemetery, London, Ontario at a later date.