Vivian Alarie

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Vivian Alice Alarie (nee Arnal) on Wednesday December 1, 2021 at Chatham Kent Hospice with family by her side. Vivian was born in Manitoba in 1950 to the late Ernest and Marie Arnal. She married her sweetheart, Roger, in 1970 and moved with him to Chatham, Ontario. They were blessed with two children, Tara (Calvin Holmes) and Ryan. Vivian later joined Roger at their drywall company, Ravata, and enjoyed 42 years of working alongside each other with hard work and dedication. She was fiercely loyal to her children and one of her greatest joys was her grandson, Niko. She was also close with her sisters, Lucille Boulanger (Roger) and Gayle Melnic (Maurice).Roger and Vivian had great friends, particularly Doug and Donna Houle and Brent and Connie Erickson.  Vivian will be missed, loved and the memories of her cherished forever.

92 Comments on “Vivian Alarie”

  1. Tara, Calvin, & Niko,

    Sending our condolences to you! So sorry to hear of the loss of your mom and our grandmother.
    We are thinking of you all and keeping you in our prayers!

    Mike, Laura, Carson, & Adelyn Taylor

  2. We are so sad to hear the passing of your mom Tara. I know she leaves a huge hole in so many lives but also so many great memories to hold close to your hearts. Your mom brought light to a room upon her entrance and you share that same sparkling personality. Please know we will keep you, Calvin, Niko and your dad and brother in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. So sorry to see this. So very sad for you all to endure such a great loss. Deepest condolences to you and all of the family. May you all find strength in each other, in faith and in wonderful memories.

    1. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Vivian. I have found memories of her and how she would light up the room with her smile and energy. I remember spending time with this side of the family when I was younger and Vivian always made me feel so special and always seemed genuinely interested and so caring. My heart hurts for her family. Sending love from the Guy Arnal family in Winnipeg.

  4. A wonderful lady with a bright and vivacious personality who touched many people. You will be missed greatly.
    My condolences go out to you Roger
    Ryan, Tara and Nico.
    Also to her sisters Lucile and Gayle

  5. Roger, Ryan, Tara and families,

    Our sincere condolences, may your memories of the life you shared bring you comfort now and always…

    John & Liz Bard (Neighbour’s)

  6. I’m so Sorry to have heard about this. For years Vivian was like my second mom. All those times I would run over like I owned the place, to play with Ryan in the basement. She had a great sense of humour and was such a big personality. I haven’t seen her in a while, but I’ll miss her.

    My condolances to you all, Roger, Tara (and Calvin, and Niko) , and Ryan. I wish I could be there for you in person.

    My family also sends their condolances.

    Andrew Haggith

  7. Roger, Roberta and I wish to send our sincere condolences to you and your family on the sudden loss of Vivian.

  8. Roger, Roberta and I wish to send our sincere condolences to you and your family on the sudden loss of Vivian.

  9. So sorry Roger, Tara and Ryan for the loss of your wife and mom. She was such a fun-loving lady and loved life so much! Hugs to all!

  10. Dear Roger and family. Deepest sympathy and prayers in the passing of your loved one.

  11. We’re so very sorry about your loss . From Doreen and Gary Warwick and all the staff at Tropical Paradise. We will miss her

  12. Roger; Jen and I are so sad to read of Vivians passing. As neighbors we shared some great and hilarious times with Vivian. Her contagious laughter will be missed. God Bless. Love Jennifer and Bill.

  13. Roger and family. We are sincerely sorry for your loss of Vivian. We have memories of many good times with her, we enjoyed her great sense of humour and we will truly miss her.
    Wayne & Marie.

  14. I have no words to express My deepest condolences. Vivian was a one of a kind lady with so much love to give. She was so fun to be around and treated us all as family. We loved her deeply and will miss her greatly. All our love to you all ❤️

  15. Our deepest sympathy to you Roger and family.
    Vivian’s sense of humour and infectious laugh was a gift to us all. She will forever be remembered and deeply missed.

  16. Roger, Tara, Calvin, Niko, and Ryan.
    Mary Margaret and I were deeply saddened to hear about the loss of Vivian. We have fond memories of her infectious smile, laughter and wonderful personality. We have many wonderful memories of Vivian and our time living next to you on Madera crescent. We offer our condolences to your entire family.

  17. Roger Tara Ryan I am so Sorry To hear this Sad news on the loss Of Vivian My deepest Condolences Lots of great memories , your in my thoughts And prayers Keep strong together ..Arlette & family

  18. I am so saddened to hear of Vivian’s passing. I have such great memories of her visits to the bank from years gone by. We had so many great conversations about her family and how proud she was. I can hear her laughter today.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you Roger and all of the family who were the light of her life. ❤️

  19. Tara and family…. I am so sorry for your loss. The loss of a parent is so very hard. May all the beautiful memories you shared bring you comfort during this difficult time. Sending you big hugs❤️

  20. My deepest sympathy Roger and family! Vivian was one of my favorite people I’ve met through Vertec! Enjoyed every visit and conversation with het! She had a smile that could light up a room! Always a sweet and genuine lady! She will be missed!! Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers!

  21. Tara, we are so sad to hear the passing of your mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Norb and Janice

  22. Deepest sympathies to Roger, Tara and Ryan.
    Vivian was a beautiful person and will be missed by many who loved her.

    Thoughts and prayers for the family.
    Sincerely Sherry Quenneville

  23. Roger, Tara, and Ryan,
    We are so sorry at the loss of Vivian. We all have very fond childhood memories of Viv and times together. She was a strong presence in any life she touched and she will be missed.
    Sheri, Greg, Kayla and Katherine Sparling

  24. Roger, We are so sorry to hear about Vivian . she was a great lady and her passsing has touched our hearts. She willed
    be missed by many including us. We will miss her cheerful voice.
    Ken and Debbie Smith


  25. Roger, Tara, Ryan & Niko,
    It was an absolute joy to get to know a little tiny piece of this beautiful woman. She spoke so highly of you all, and loved you all immensely. I am so sorry to read this news. I have been thinking about you all. (Hugs)

  26. Roger and family
    So sorry to hear the loss of Vivian.she was a lovely lady and we just loved her.Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
    Linda and Grant

  27. So very sorry for your loss Roger and family. Sending our deepest sympathies. Lorey and Rolly Gervais

  28. Roger, Tara and Ryan & Family,
    We are saddened by the news of Vivian’s passing. Sending our sincere condolences to all of you. Thinking of you.

    Jean Sylvain and Suzanne Lapointe
    St-Georges, Québec

  29. So sorry for your loss. I have many childhood memories of Mrs. Alarie! Keeping your family in my prayers.

  30. Roger Tara Ryan we are so sorry.To hear this sad news on the lost of Vivian hour deepest condolences, you are in hour thought and prayers keep strong.
    Clement Yolande

  31. The Alarie and Arnal families, our most sincere condolences on Vivian’s passing.
    She leaves a big hole in our hearts too. But our fantastic memories live on forever.

  32. Roger
    You have our deepest Sympathy. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. She touched so many of us with
    her infectious laugh.
    Dennis and Mary Ann Houle

    1. Roger and family, please accept our sincere condolences for your loss. We pray that you will find peace in this most difficult time. Brian and Debbie Arnal.

  33. Very sorry for your loss Roger, Ryan, Tara, Calvin and Nico. Tante Viv was such a great person and I feel lucky to have known her.
    Keeping you all in our thoughts and sending lots of love,
    Lena, Marc and Morgan

  34. Roger & family!
    I am very sorry for your extreme loss. Vivian was a great lady and will be missed by many! My thoughts are with you all.

  35. Roger and family: It is with great sorrow to hear of Vivian’s passing , she was always so friendly and full of life .

  36. Our deepest sympathies to you Roger and family. Such a fun, beautiful lady. Will remember those times!
    Rest In Peace Vivian

  37. Our deepest sympathy for your loss Tara, Calvin, Niko and Roger. Vivian was an amazing lady, always ready with a great smile and always willing to help out! She will be missed! Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers

  38. The Graves Family (Dan, Tammy, Cole & Brett)
    To Roger & family: We are so deeply saddened for the loss of Vivian. ” To know her was to love her. ” Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time.

  39. Roger & family, May your wonderful memories be with you and comfort you at this time.

  40. Tara, Calvin, Niko, Roger and Ryan
    Heartfelt sympathies at the loss of your mom, wife, Mémé. May the wonderful memories that you hold dear to your heart be a constant reminder of the love you shared. She was a rare gem! Please know we are holding you very close in thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.

    Anita and Jim xo

  41. Roger and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Our deepest condolences.

    John & Sherry Gobert

  42. Tara,
    I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time.

  43. So sorry for your loss Tara, Calvin, Niko, Ryan and Roger
    Losing a mother is one of the deepest sorrows a heart can know. But her goodness, her caring ways and love of family will live on and will always be with you.
    May that love surround you now and bring you peace and comfort.

  44. Roger and Families. So sorry to hear of Vivian’s passing. We are sending our prayers. Charlie and Sylvia McDonell

  45. Roger and Family. Vivian was so very loved, not only by her family but by everyone who met her. She had a way of making a person smile and feel good by just being with her. She had a true inner beauty as well as outer. She was so very special and my heart goes out to you.

  46. Sending my deepest sympathy to your entire family on the loss of a beautiful woman – inside and out. Thinking of you all with a caring heart. Sincerely, Jane Erickson

  47. Roger and family, We are so deeply sorry to hear of Vivian’s passing. She was such a sweet, funny person with such a zest for life and lived it to the fullest!

  48. Dear Roger, Tara and Ryan and family. We are so heartbroken to hear about beautiful Vivian’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We send you all our heartfelt condolences on your loss.
    Sincerely, Martha and Andrew, Dylan and Evan.

  49. Dear Roger, Ryan and Tara
    My heart goes out to you all. How can we have lost our Viv – she was such a bright light. I’m so sorry,
    Denise Hrastovec

    1. Uncle Roger, Ryan, Tara, Calvin, and Niko, I am so sorry for your loss. Tante Viv was an amazing person and we will cherish the memories we have of her.

      Sending love and hugs your way,
      Lise and Aspen

  50. Dear Roger and family:
    We are so sorry to hear of Vivian’s passing, she was such a lovely lady, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Scott and Paulette Tasker (Arnal)

  51. Roger and family. We are so very sorry to hear about Vivian’s passing. She was always warm, friendly, and completely genuine. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

    Joe and Mary Beth Rush

  52. Roger and family,
    So sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved wife, mother, and grandmother. Our deepest condolences go out to all. Love from Ma tante Lucile and your cousins.

  53. Roger and family. So sorry about Vivian. What a beautiful woman. We will always remember that infectious laugh and her beautiful smile. What an amazing example of a devoted wife and mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Larry and Janice Meyerink

  54. Our sincerest condolences to Vivian’s family. She was such a very nice lady and will be missed by all.
    Mary and Larry Tuck

  55. Our deepest and most heartfelt condolences to you Roger and to your immediate and extended family. Wishing you comfort and peace to face the days ahead! Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers!
    “Those we love don’t walk away, they walk beside us, unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear”

  56. Our deepest condolences to you Roger and family. Such fond memories of her always
    Diane and Orval Bernardin

  57. Dear Roger & family: Vivian was such a generous, understanding, compassionate, funny, brave woman. She touched so many lives with her amazing attitude & fortitude. What a wonderful woman. We are so very sorry for your loss.
    Theresa & Bernard Rivard

  58. Roger, so sorry to hear of the loss of Vivian. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

  59. Roger we are very sorry to hear this sad news about Vivian . She was such a vibrant personality … so full of life and laughs. Sending you , Tara , Ryan and all your family our deepest condolences and prayers for comfort and strength.
    Bob & Rene Borrowman

  60. Roger and family, our sincere condolences for your loss. She was a lovely woman.
    Al and Carolyn Birkby

  61. Roger, our condolences on Vivian’s passing. We are praying that you may find strength in the days ahead.

  62. Tara, Ryan and Roger ~ I am deeply saddened to hear of Vivian’s passing. She was always really dear to me and has always held a special spot in my heart, and she will forever. I will remember and cherish the wonderful memory of her, her laughter and sense of humour and all the crazy things we did., as well as her love for Tara and Ryan.

  63. Roger and family, sincere sympathies at this most difficult time. Vivian was a wonderful person taken too soon.
    Peter and Carmen Kaloyanis (Pete Kelly)

  64. Dear Roger and family, we just found out now about your loss, so sorry to hear. Our hearts are with you during this most difficult time! Grant and Sandy McGregor

  65. So sorry to hear of your loss.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with Vivians entire family.
    Frank and Carol VanDeHogen

  66. So sorry to hear of Vivian’s passing. We met many years ago when our daughters became friends at Geo P Vanier school. Vivian will be sadly missed by everyone. Deepest sympathy to the family.
    John and Diane Prodenchuk

  67. Dear Roger and family, so sorry to hear of your loss !!
    Thinking of you at this time.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Tracey, Stefan and Kristen.
    [ 3 Madera]

  68. Roger and Family,
    My deepest sympathies to you all. Vivian will be deeply missed. May you have peace in your beautiful memories.

    Michelle Kloostra & family

  69. Roger and family, just found out about Vivian’s passing. So sorry for your loss.

    Andy and Grace Blokzyl

  70. À la famille! Nous venons juste d’apprendre le décès de Vivian! Toutes nos sympathies à vous tous! Nous garderons un bon souvenir de cette charmante dame! Avec amitié, Nicole et Jean Beauvais!

  71. Our sincerest condolences Roger and family
    May God be with you and may all of your special memories keep her forever near to your hearts

  72. Words cannot express our great sadness at Vivian’s passing. Our deepest sympathy to Roger, Tara ,Ryan and all the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. You all meant so much to her. She will be missed by many. Whenever we ran into her when she was out and about, we could count on a warm hug and her beautiful smile. Penny talks about the many long phone calls discussing life’s ups and downs. She was always greatful for the upsin life and her family and friends.Penny and Vivian even shared the same birth day June 21. May your many happy memories comfort you at this most dificult time. Penny and Wayne

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