Obituary of Jeannette Smolders
SMOLDERS (TOURANGEAU), Marie, Jeannette
April 29, 1928 – September 21, 2022
Jeannette Smolders died peacefully at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance on
September 21, 2022.
Born in Windsor Ontario 94 years ago and raised in Tilbury, she was the daughter
of the late Albert Tourangeau and the late Elizabeth Tourangeau (Giroux).
Beloved wife of the late Frank Smolders JR. from R. R. # 3 Ridgetown.
Dear sister of the late Carl Tourangeau (surviving wife Eva); late brother Leo
Tourangeau (surviving wife Rose Ann); late sister Mary McCarron; late sister
Marion McCarron and late brother-in-law Jim McCarron, as well as brother
Leonard Tourangeau (late wife Helen).
Sister-in-law of Anna Jushkevich (husband David); brothers-in-law of Leo Smolders
(wife Joanne), and the late Joe Smolders (surviving wife Janet).
Jeannette will also be fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews and
Jeannette worked at the Loblaws grocery store in Chatham, as Head Cashier for
several years before she married in 1973. Jeannette and Frank farmed in
Ridgetown for many years and they were longstanding members of St. Michael’s
Jeannette moved to Grand Retirement Village in Chatham in 2010, where she
enjoyed playing cards with her fellow retirees. Jeannette’s car knew its way to
the Dresden raceway casino.
Visitation at Reaume Funeral Home, 6 Canal St. W., Tilbury, Ontario, Saturday
September 24 th from 9:00 am to 10:30 am, followed by a Funeral Mass at St.
Peter’s Catholic Church in Jeannette’s Creek at 11:00 am. (5425 Tecumseh Line,
Tilbury, ON, N0P 2L0). Attendees can meet at the funeral home before 10:30 am
for a subsequent procession to the church.
Graveside service will be held on Monday, September 26 th at 10:30 am in
Evergreen Cemetery, 470 Talbot St E, Blenheim, Ontario.
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