Virginia Sauve

Sauve, Virginia Joy .Peacefully and on her own terms at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Saturday, August 25, Virginia Joy Sauve, nee Tunks, returned to the arms of the Eternal Father. Predeceased by her mother Ruby Burrell, spouses, Carl May (1983) Andre Sauve (2005) and son Lee (2004). Survived by son, Daniel (Amy) May, and stepchildren, Danielle Sauve-Gordon (Mike), Serge Sauve, Pierre (Brenda) Sauve, grandchildren Brandon May, Anne-Marie Gordon-Sieders (Eric), Andrew Gordon (Jessica), Daniel Sauve (Bonnie), Michael Sauve (Katelynd), step sisters Phyllis Warmerdam (Art), Marjory Parkins and special friend Derek Watson. Heartfelt thanks to Dr. Maddison and dedicated staff at Hospice. Memorial contributions may be sent directly to St. Joseph’s Hospice , 475 Christina Street North, Sarnia. Cremation has taken place and interment will follow at a later date in Oil Springs Cemetery. Online condolences are welcome at

10 Comments on “Virginia Sauve”

  1. I have lots and lots of wonderful memories of all the good times we shared as I grew up and later we had a loving were always kind and loving to me and I will always love you and will miss you forever..You are forever loved and never forgotten
    LOVE Laurie

  2. Dear Dan & Family,

    So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Cherish your memories and take care.

    Paula (Matheson) & Kevin Hoskin

  3. RIP Aunt Virginia. I have a lot of memories from my younger years that will be cherished for ever.

  4. Sorry to hear of Virginia’s passing. Thinking of you all. The family of the late Gordon Burrell (Virginia’s half brother)

  5. I am so sorry to hear of Virginia’s passing. The Good Lord had entrusted Virginia with my friendship for a number of years. We first met at a Christian women’s group, then I walked through the RCIA program with Virginia. She entered into the Catholic faith and came to St. Philip’s church regularly to Saturday evening Mass with her husband Andre. After Andre’s passing, my friendship with Virginia was not quite as prevalent. She found new male companionship; however, we still tried to keep in touch with each other. Virginia’s mom, Ruby Burrell, was a sweetheart and I was happy to have had some visits with her as well in the past. Rest in Peace Virginia. I know that life was not easy for you. Your faith helped you to survive. Love from your friend, MaryBeth.

  6. My condolences marjory and Phyllis brought back a lot of memories I remember Virginia as a teenager going to aunt Rubies long before uncle Norman was in the picture

  7. Marjory and Phyllis my condolences reading this brought back a lot of good memories I remember Virginia as a teenager in Tupperville at Aunt Rubies even before Uncle Norman was in the picture thinking of you KATHY

  8. To the family and friends of Virginia Sauve my sincere condolences.
    I met with Virginia every week while she lived at Albany Retirement home and also her short stay at the hospital. She was quiet but beautiful, I could sense she lived some difficult times. Throughout our short conversations she was always able to smile and she was at peace, in her mind, in her heart and in her soul. With our every visit we prayed together, she received Holy Communion and I would give her God’s Blessing.
    It was an honour for me to visit with her and get to know her for she was very inspiring in every way.
    May you rest in the Lord’s peace Virginia in His Heavenly Kingdom.
    Deacon Rudy Terpstra

  9. I have many fond memories of my loving Aunt Virginia – sometimes it was just the two of us, but many times it was also with Uncle Carl, Dan, Lee, Uncle Andy and, of course, Grandma Ruby and Mom – all people she loved dearly and who loved her. She was the same sweet Aunt Virginia just two weeks ago when I saw her one last time in Petrolia, and I am so grateful for that memory as well. I send my love to all those who loved her and will miss her.

  10. Dan and family,

    I’m so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I have many fond memories of Virginia dating back to the late ’70s! She became friends with my mom and visited her often in Sarnia up until her passing, five years ago. Sending my deepest condolences.

    Sherri (Harkins) Leclair

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