It is with deep sorrow and sadness that we announce the passing of a dear wife, mother, Grand-maman, and sister. Denise passed away on Saturday, December 17, 2011 at the age of 73 years. Left to cherish her memory: loving husband, Ronald Merta; devoted daughter, Anita (Robert) St-Georges; daughter-in-law, Jeannette Ulliac; grandchildren, Lisa, Véronique, David, Isabelle (Dustin) and Daniel.
Also mourning her loss: sister, Juliette Richard (Edmonton); sister-in-law, Alice Richard (Lac La Biche); brother-in-law, Roger Durocher (Lac La Biche) and numerous nephews and nieces.
Denise was predeceased by her first husband and father of her children, Laurent Ulliac (1982); son, Richard Ulliac (1997); father, Médard Richard (1972); mother, Anita (Durocher) Richard (1988); brothers: Paul Richard (1947) and Etienne Richard (1966) and sister, Marie (Richard) Durocher (2008).
A Prayer Service will he held on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. at Connelly-McKinley Funeral Home, 10011-114 Street, Edmonton with Reverend Raymond Guimond presiding.
Reverend Raymond Sévigny will celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, December 22 at 11:00 a.m. at Église St. Thomas D’Aquin Church, 8410-89 Street, Edmonton. Cremation will follow.
Donations in memory of Denise may be made to Roots for Change Foundation P.O. Box 92, St. Albert, AB T8N 1N2 or to Sign of Hope, 8815-99 St. Edmonton, AB T6E 3V3.