Allaire, Dora Velma

ALLAIRE, Dora Velma

1938 - 2021

Dora Velma Allaire, age 83, passed away peacefully at Ville Marie Hospital in Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Quebec on September 22, 2021, after a long battle with cancer. She was surrounded by loved ones; her 5 remaining children, her last remaining sister as well as Family and Friends. Dora was born July 06, 1938, in Notre-Dame-du-Nord, Quebec. She met and soon married Raymond Allaire, whose love for one another sparked a 53-year marriage; a love that has been reunited once again along with her beloved daughter Audrey Allaire.

Dora loved life and sharing that love she did so effortlessly with those she opened her heart to, and some, like Ida, she would call a best friend. Dora's love and relentless care for her children, right up to the end, was unwavering. Even despite her efforts to teach her kids the Native tradition of making Bannock. We just could not get the right fluffy texture or taste as awesome as hers.

You would often find Dora enjoying doing crafts, embroidery, and doing Word Search puzzlers, to keep her mind sharp. She also stayed informed by catching up on local and worldwide news which often included news from P.E.I. on the east coast. Dora was a big fan of Hockey Night in Canada and she loved to watch and cheer on her favourite team, "The Montreal Canadians". Dora enjoyed celebrating birthdays and special occasions with those close to her. A particular cheerful time would be birthdays which she often shared and celebrated with her youngest child, Lorne.

In her later years, Dora began to realize deep within her heart, she would need to make a serious decision of her own; a decision she did not want to burden her kids with. After a lifetime of caring for others, she felt it was time for someone to take care of her. She announced to the family that she was ready to be placed into the loving care of a nursing home. Funny thing is, she could have chosen a home closer to the town she lived in for decades. Instead, she chose to go, "Full Circle" and relocate back to her hometown of Notre-Dame-du-Nord, Quebec.

Dora was preceded in death by her loving husband, Raymond Allaire and precious daughter Audrey Allaire, her parents: Mother-Rose Marie Gabrielle McKenzie (Masinikijik), Father: George Walter Vincent McKenzie, her siblings: Eddie, Andrew, Millie, Thomas, Leta and Ralph. Dora is also survived by her sister, Melva Commando from Notre-Dame-du-Nord, Quebec, her 5 Children: Brenda Parcher (Steve) from Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Leroy Allaire from Timmins, Ontario, Richard Allaire (Christine) from Ottawa, Ontario, Darren Allaire (Theresa) from Kirkland Lake, Ontario and Lorne Allaire from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island Her 8 Grandchildren: Lisa, Steve, Daniel, Melissa, Alex, Scott, Andrew and Jordan, her 8 Great Grandchildren: from Lisa you have Kaiden, Cianna, Tyesen, Kennedy and Haylee from Daniel you have Nicholas and Angele from Melissa you have Daphne.

Mom, you will be sorely missed but never forgotten and you leave us with a lifetime of memorable memories of the great times we all shared with you and will live on within us forever.

Bye for now Mom, we will see you soon in our prayers.

To all the Hospitals that our Mom has been to. We would like to take this time to thank the Ambulance staff, Doctors, and Nurses who provided exceptional care towards treating our Mom.

We Thank you

To the kind staff at Anishnabe Long-Term Care Centre. You have all went above and beyond to HELP make our Mom's transition into her new surroundings with ease and reassurance. Making her feel
comfortable in settling into her now, "HOME SWEET HOME".

We Thank you

We would also like to take this moment to acknowledge a very special person at Anishnabe Long-Term Care Centre, Twyla Lecterc. We know Twyla was very close in caring and looking out for our Mom. Twyla, we THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts, for all that you have done for our dear Mother. You are truly a GOD sent and we are very pleased with your professional caregiving; you are truly a diamond in the rough.

We give you a huge loving, THANK YOU!

For the heartfelt care from the hospital staff involved in preparing our Mom for her journey back home of Kirkland Lake. And to the driver, Glen who graciously accepted to transport our Mom.

We Thank you

We would also like to extend, in advance, our deepest gratitude to French Family Funeral Home staff, Holy Name Parish, FATHER Justin Dawson, his staff, and those who prepared a great celebration meal.

We Thank you

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that any donations be made to a cancer organization of your own choosing to Honor the Memory of, "Dora Velma Allaire". We very much appreciate your time in coming
out to join us. To say goodbye to Dora and sending her off to awaiting arms of, "HEAVEN" and her loved ones.

The Family wishes to express their sincere appreciation for the sympathy, comforting words, prayers, and all expressions of kindness and concern. May GOD continue to bless you.

We Thank you, Merci and Meegwetch

- The Allaire Family

HOLY NAME PARISH
37 Kirkland Street
Kirkland Lake, Ontario

Monday, October 4, 2021
Visitation: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Service: 11:00 am – 11:30 am
FATHER: Justin Dawson – Officiating
To follow Ceremony

Kirkland Lake Cemetery / aka Swastika Cemetery

Lunch after Ceremony
FRENCH FAMILY FUNERAL HOME
111 Burnside Drive
Kirkland Lake, Ontario

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Brenda, Lorne, Darren and families

My deepest condolences go out to you and your family. She was a beauty! ❤️

Erin Robazza, October 1, 2021

Lorne, Darren, Brenda and Leroy

Your mom was a real special lady. Lots of fond memories over the years with her from college days with Lorne, her 80th birthday ( and Lornes too ) a few years ago and up until our most recent visit in Notre Dame de Nord in September. Our thoughts and prayers for you all. Take care.

Mark, Heather and Rose, October 3, 2021

Allaire Family

Sorry I could not make it to service today. Just finished playing hockey, put on Dora's favorite team "Montreal Canadians" jersey and scored a goal in honor of her. Take care

Mark, October 4, 2021

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