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Ghislaine Ilaqua
April 19, 1936 - January 17, 2014
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<div itemprop="description">Marie Yvonne Ghislaine Ilaqua <br /> <br />Ghislaine (nee Beaudoin) passed away peacefully, after a short battle with cancer, at St. Michaels Hospital Toronto on Friday January 17, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. She was soulmate, best friend and loving wife of 54 years to Salvatore (Sam) Ilaqua. Loving mother to Caroline and Eric. Cherished grandmother to Saida, Kristen, Sam, Alex, Tyler, Emma and Brandon. <br />Loving sister-in-law to Giovanna and John Andreoli. Daughter of Jeanne and Henri Beaudoin (both deceased).Beloved sister to Jeannine (Bessette), Simone (Thibeault), Guy, Monique (deceased), Antonio (deceased). Cherished mother-in-law to Joanne (Suter) and Ron Baldwin. Loving daughter-in-law to Mrs. Concetta Ilaqua, Loving aunt to Elena, Jacques, Marc, Richard. <br /> <br />Ghislaine was born in Sainte Tharcisius, Quebec on April 19, 1936. She taught school in a one-room schoolhouse in Amqui, Quebec for a few years before moving to Montreal in 1954 where she met her soulmate, Sam. They moved to Toronto in 1972. <br /> <br />She enjoyed golfing with Sam and friends at York Downs Golf &amp; Country Club in Unionville Ontario and spending wonderful winter seasons at Worthington Country Club in Bonita Springs, Florida where she had a nack for humouring her golfing partners with her candid commentaries. <br /> <br />Ghislaine lit up so many lives with her smile and her wit and love for her family as well as life itself. She will be fondly remembered by everyone who was fortunate enough to know her. She will be forever in our hearts. <br /> <br />Friends will be received at the Highland Funeral Home &ndash; Markham Chapel, 10 Cachet Woods Court, Markham, Ontario L6C 3G1 on Tuesday January 21, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday January 22, 2014 from 10 to 11 a.m. followed by a chapel service. <br /> <br />Entombment will be at Highland Memory Gardens Mausoleum, 33 Memory Gardens Lane, North York, ON M2H 3K4. <br /> <br />A memorial service and reception will be held in Montreal at a later date. <br /> <br />In lieu of flowers donations to Canadian Cancer Society would be welcomed <br /> <br />Please join us for a memorial reception at the home of Caroline Ilaqua and Ron Baldwin <br />Wednesday January 22, 2014 <br />Time: 2:00pm &ndash; 6:00pm <br />Location: 15 Haig Ave, Toronto, ON <br />Directions: <br />Take HWY 404 south and exit to HWY 401 East <br />Head East on HWY 401 and exit at Warden Ave <br />Make a left ( heading South ) onto Warden Ave and continue approx 10 minutes to Kingston Road <br />Turn right onto Kingston Road and then turn left onto Haig Ave <br />which will be the first street on your left <br />Drive down the street to #15 <br /> <br />Please call Caroline at 416-826-8809 for any assistance. <br />Thank-you! <br /></div>