Obituaries April 5, 2024

Obituaries April 5, 2024

Andrew Forbes

Andrew Forbes peacefully passed away on April 10, 2024, at the age of 68, in his hometown of Montreal, Quebec. His battle with cancer in recent years showed his courage in facing life challenges with a smile, never complaining, and displaying strength to the very end.

For those fortunate enough to know Andrew, knew him as a long-haul hardworking trucker, with an extensive passion for trucking, enjoying his travels across North America spanning over 45 years. He expanded that passion, into co-partnering with Flatliner Transport Inc. from where he retired. He was known for his “cool as a cucumber” approach, in all circumstances, and quickly befriended those who came to know him, notwithstanding being fondly known as Flatliner’s very own “Macgyver”.


Andrew fondly known as Uncle Bunny, was born to Aston & Esther Forbes in Kingston, Jamaica. Andrew’s legacy is his family, he was deeply committed to his family, always willing and able to lend a helping hand whenever and wherever required.

Andrew is survived by his beautiful wife, Delsie. He was a father of two: Rochelle and Devon, and a granddaughter, Laniyah. He was also a father figure to many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews. He also leaves behind his 5 siblings: Beverly, Joyce(Clinton), Blanche, Violet(Owen) & Horace(Sandra). He will be dearly missed by countless cousins, extended family and close friends.


Funeral details below. Funeral service can be viewed Live streamed on the Rideau Funeral Home & Cemetery website, at the following link under the name of Andrew Forbes. Celebration of Life reception to follow.The family wishes to thank the St. Mary’s Hospital, Nova West Island, CLSC, and Teresa Dellar Palliative Care for the kind heartedness, and compassion of their nursing staff. We would like to extend our appreciation for the countless support, and special care received by his family.

The family has requested, that in lieu of flowers, please consider donating to NOVA WEST ISLAND (

Basil Lenox Fenton

September 17,1954 – April 7, 2019

Five years went by so quickly.

In our hearts a memory is kept, of ones we loved and will never forget.

Greatly loved.

Deeply missed.


Your loving wife Lorna Fenton, family and friends.



Mavis Eugene Smith

It is with profound sadness that we share the passing of beloved mother and grandmother, Mavis Eugene Smith, who died on March 17, 2024, at the age of 97.
Born in Crosskeys, Manchester, Jamaica, Mavis immigrated to Montreal in 1960. A woman of many interests and talents, she worked in the health care field and had her own seamstress and tailoring, and baking businesses. She was a lover of travel, reading and writing. She was open-minded and curious, working at significant cultural events like Expo 67. Most of all she valued connection with her family, friends and members of her community. She was a mother figure to many and a compassionate ear to neighbours and acquaintances.
She was a champion of higher education and life-long learner, often taking courses and certifications outside of work hours. The Mavis Smith Scholarship for Afro-Caribbean Students was established in her honour at Concordia University in 2021 to help increase accessibility to higher education for Caribbean youth.
She retired in 1992 to take care of her grandchildren full-time, who she adored, and continued to travel annually to Jamaica to visit and care for her parents until their passing.
She is preceded by her mother Eliza, father Louis, sisters Rachel, Gerilyn, Hazel, and Wilhel, brothers Lester, John, James, Neville, Victor, Astley, cousins Ethlyn, Beryl, Sam.
She is survived by daughter Melody, granddaughter Olivia, grandson Sebastian Wyllie, brother Hopeton, sister Nelly, cousins Thelma, Pearl, Alfred, and their families, and many other loving relatives of the Smith and Hutchinson families in the Caribbean, the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
She was a loving mother, doting grandmother, committed friend, trailblazer, entrepreneur, proud Jamaican and proud Canadian. She will be greatly missed.

The family would like to say a heartfelt thank you to the internal medicine team and palliative care team at the Verdun Hospital in Montréal, for the care, dignity, and compassion they showed Mavis in her final weeks. They are eternally ftgrcxdv grateful.
A private celebration of life was held on April 3rd.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks that donations be made in her memory to the Verdun Hospital
Or the MUHC Cedars Cancer Centre



Lord Paul
Jan. 15, 1948 – April 2, 2000

We are always thinking of you.
You will never be forgotten.
We love you

From your Family and Friends


In Loving Memory of

Mrs.Carole Elaine Brackett (nee Clarke)
June 19th, 1955 – March 20th, 2024

Carole Elaine Brackett (nee Clarke) surrounded by love, departed this world on March 20th, 2024, at the age of 68. She was born in Westmoreland Jamaica on June 19th, 1955 she then migrated to Canada in 1982. Carole is survived by her devoted husband Desmond, her children Feron, Ricardo, and Camille, her stepdaughter Stacey, grandchildren Latifa and Jasiah, and great-grandson Armoni. She was a cherished daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend. Her absence leaves a profound void in the hearts of many people.
Carole was a beacon of love and warmth in both her family and her community. She embraced life with contagious joy, finding pleasure in simple moments shared with loved ones. Her passion for music, dancing, basketball, culinary delights, hosting gatherings, and tending to her garden reflected her vibrant spirit and zest for life. Carole’s faith was an integral part of her life, as she was a cherished member of Ste-Genevieve United Church and previously a member of Saint Paul Anglican Church.
In her professional life, Carole was dedicated, working for the same company for 30 years before retiring. Her commitment to excellence and her unwavering work ethic were evident to all who knew her.

A viewing to honor Carole’s life will be held at Rideau Funeral Home, 4239 Sources Blvd, Dollard-Des Ormeaux, Quebec H9B 2A6, on Thursday, April 11th, 2024, from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. Additional viewing hours will take place on Friday, April 12th, from 11 am to 12 pm, followed by a Funeral Service at noon. A repass will follow the service, providing an opportunity for loved ones to share memories and find solace in each other’s company.
Though she may no longer walk among us, her spirit lives on in the hearts of all who were touched by her love, kindness, and grace. Her memory will forever be a source of comfort and inspiration.