It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Rachelle Hennessy of Legal, Alberta on January 24, 2011. She passed away at the age of 53 after a long and valiant battle with cancer.
Rachelle’s life was based on faith, family, and friends. A loving and devoted person, each day was spent helping out and providing for others. Rachelle’s passion for her family was reflected in how she lived each day and how she treated everyone around her. She was at her best organizing games at special gatherings, saying heartfelt words at just the right moment and for making sure everyone was included. Rachelle left this life as she had lived it, with strength, determination and gratitude towards God.
Special thanks to her lifelong angel Pat, her dear sister and caregiver Carmen, Dr. Shauna MacIver, Dr. Joy and the incredible staff at the Cross Cancer Institute, as well as her many close friends and all the people of the community who made her journey these last few years and months so comforting and rewarding.
Rachelle will be lovingly remembered by her children Phillip (Jolene), Lise (Adam), Martin, Marc and their father Colin, grandchildren Joel, Braden, Gabrielle, mother Germaine Nault, mother-in-law, Edna Hennessy; siblings: Michel, Denis, Richard, and Carmen as well as numerous relatives and friends. Rachelle was predeceased by her father Joseph in 1976.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Emile Catholic Church in Legal, AB on Wednesday January 26, 2011 at 1:00 pm with interment to follow in the Church Cemetery.