Michelle Rochon

With profound sadness we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother, sister, and friend Michelle Cecilia Yvonne Rochon. Born in Sarnia in 1951, Michelle lived the early years of her life in Bluewater and often shared her experiences of friendship, community, and reading books by the light of the stacks long past bedtime. In her youth, Michelle attended SCITS, loved roller skating, music, and spending time with friends. As an adult, life often offered Michelle opportunities to travel across the country and take in its beauty, but she always returned home to Sarnia. Our mom taught us, through her devotion to her family, and many years of volunteerism, that love is a verb that thrives when in action. Mom’s zest for life and passion for new experiences guaranteed that we would have a partner in whatever adventure we asked her to join us in. With playful humour, endless compassion, and remarkable resiliency, our mom ensured that we would grow to become smart, strong, independent women and we are forever grateful. When Michelle became a grandmother she felt that her grandchildren gave her the chance to be young and alive and thanked God for them always. As a grandmother, she had the wisdom of a teacher, the enthusiasm of a true friend, and the warmth of a mother. Michelle delighted in spending the summers outside and in the water with her grandchildren. She will be missed and cherished by them always. A star will be purchased in her name so that they know she is watching over them. Michelle will be lovingly remembered and deeply missed by her children Joy (Dayle Semple) Lynds, Lorie Lynds, Kelly (Dave) Parasynchuk; grandchildren Kayleigh (Kevin Gour) Lynds, Heather (Mitch Newman) Lynds, Evan (Sam Roy) Parasynchuk, David (Megan Champagne) Parasynchuk, Bradley Parasynchuk; great grandchildren Maverick & Spencer Lynds-Gour; and siblings Gary (Valerie) Rochon, Cheryl Rochon, Tracy (David) Elliott, Wendy (Lyle) Vye, Tina (Mike) Rose and their families. Michelle will also be remembered by special friends Sheila, Lorraine & Bob, Sherry, Joann & Larry, Terry and Trish. Special thanks to Dr. Crombeen, April, Dana, Courtney, Cheryl and the staff of Med-P at BWH for the exceptional care and attention paid to Michelle during her stay. We are deeply grateful for the support that allowed her to take her leave with dignity and grace. At Michelle’s request she will be honoured privately by family and friends at a later date. Online condolences are welcome at www.lifetransitions.ca

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