Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Barbara Ann Fourneaux Emond - February 7th, 1954 - May 29th, 2005

Taken from an email I received earlier today:

Greetings Brother Knight!

This is (removed for privacy). I would like to add my late mother's name to your prayerlist for the rest of souls. Here's a little info:

My mother's name is Barbara Ann Fourneaux Emond. She was born in Montreal(Quebec, Canada) on February 7th, 1954. She married a first time in 1973, as aresult of my unexpected coming. After two daughters and an almost ten yearmarriage, she divorced in 1982. Although she was never a church goer, I cannotsay for sure rather she was a Christian or not. She spoke not of God or religionin our house. However, in my eyes, she was still a saint. She was dedicated toher family, her community, she was loved by everyone she met. Always ready tolend a helping hand. She was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 2000, at the age of46. She remarried in 2003, with her partner of almost 20 years. After 5 years offighting, she died on May 29th, 2005, at the age of 51.

I am not sure what other info you wished for and hope this is ok. If youneed any other info, do not hesitate to e-mail me :) Thank you again for thiswonderful service. It is a fantastic idea.

Blessings to you,

(Barbara Ann Fourneaux Emond)

O most loving Father, in atonement and satisfaction for all our sins, we offer Thee the whole Passion of Thy most beloved Son, from the plaintive wail He uttered when laid upon the straw in the manger, through all the helplessness of His infancy, the privations of His boyhood, the adversities of His youth, the sufferings of His manhood, until that hour when He bowed His head upon the Cross and with a loud cry gave up His Spirit. And, in atonement and satisfaction for all our negligences, we offer Thee, O most loving Father, the most holy life and conversation of Thy Son, most perfect in His every thought, word, and action, from the hour when he came down from His lofty throne to the Virgin's womb, and thence came forth into our dreary wilderness, to the hour when He presented to Thy fatherly regard the glory of His conquering flesh. Amen.

Mary, Mother of God, pray for us, especially Babraba Ann Fourneaux Emond, that we may all obtain that most desired grace of final penitence.


Update: It was brought to my attention that Barbara had received the Sacrament of Extreme Unction while she was in a coma.

Also, Barbara's daughter has a Humanitarian/Education website HERE if you would like to check it out.

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