We announce Agnes Dunk passed away peacefully at Joseph Creek Care Village (JCCV) on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 after her battle with dementia. We will all miss her infectious smile, good humour, and determination.
Agnes was born on April 14, 1924 in Vankleek Hill, ON to parents Arthur Gauthier and Margaret Clarke. Raised in Montreal, QC, Agnes married Earl Dunk in 1951. Earl suddenly died in 1965 leaving Agnes to raise her two sons on her own. During her 49 years as a single mother she worked fulltime as a realtor. She also found time to volunteer at the Montreal Association for the Blind (MAB) for 30 years, St. Matthias Meals on Wheels, and the Literacy Council of Châteauguay. Agnes’ passions were skiing, cycling, gardening, and personal fitness. She also participated in adult education courses at McGill University.
Agnes leaves to cherish her memory; her two sons Kevin (1956) and Tim (1964), brother Philip of Palm Springs, CA and close cousin Ray Blanchard of St. Lambert, QC.
Besides her husband and parents, she was predeceased by her siblings: Irene, Gerald, Dorothy, Alice, and close cousin George Blanchard.
Profound thanks to the JCCV Elizabeth Lake and Lakit neighbourhood staff for their wonderful care.
At Agnes’ request, there will be no formal funeral service at this time. In lieu of flowers, donations in Agnes’ memory may be made to MAB-Mackay Rehabilitation Centre (MMRC), 7000 – Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, QC, H4B 1R3 or https://fondation.mabmackay.ca/donate.php.