Maryann Gouliquer (nee Pollard), “Granny Fox,” 95, of Atikokan, Ont., passed away peacefully Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999 at the Atikokan General Hospital E.C.W.
She was born July 14, 1903 in Leroy, N.D. to the late Thomas and Mary Jane Pollard. Maryann had lived most of her life in Pinewood, Ont. but spent the last 10 years residing in Atikokan with her daughter, Stella Huntley.
She was a dedicated member of the Liberal party and loved a good debate. She also had served as the secretary of the school board for Nelles #1 and #2 Schools.
She was a well-educated woman who enjoyed reading, playing cards, doing puzzles, gardening, and visiting. She also was a member of St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church and a member of the C.W.L. for 75 years.
She was a truly dedicated family person, and had a great love for her family and her grandchildren.
Maryann was united in marriage to Joseph Gouliquer, who predeceased her in 1952. She also was predeceased by her second husband, Pierre (Pepe) Gouliquer, in 1961; her parents, Thomas and Mary Jane Pollard; and sons, Peter in 1954 and Arthur in 1989.
She is survived by five sons, Hector (Irene) of Ear Falls, Ont., Antoine of Pinewood, Ont., Lawrence (Olive) of Arbor Vitae, Ont., Theodore (Georgette) of Stratton, Ont., and Gerald (Mary) of Ear Falls, Ont.; two daughters, Irene Landry of Barwick, Ont., and Stella Huntley of Atikokan, Ont.; and one daughter-in-law, Mary Gouliquer of Arbor Vitae, Ont.
She also leaves behind 51 grandchildren; numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999 at 1 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in Atikokan. Father Ed Merchant O.M.I. officiated, with interment in Little Falls Cemetery in Atikokan.
Friends visited with the family Wednesday, Jan. 6, 1999 from 7 until 8 p.m. at Green Visitation Chapel in Atikokan. Prayers were held at 7 p.m. at the chapel.
The eulogy was given at the service by Lynne Gouliquer, granddaughter of Maryann. The St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church choir, led by Terry Rheault, performed the hymns for the service and the organist was Betty Kristjansen.
A luncheon was held at St. Patrick’s Church Hall following the service and was served by the Catholic Women’s League.
Pallbearers were her six grandsons, Albert Gouliquer, Brian Gouliquer, LaVerne Gouliquer, Ed Gouliquer, Orval Gouliquer, and Tom Landry.
In memoriam donations may be made to the Atikokan General Hospital Extended Care Wing, 120 Dorothy St., Atikokan, Ont., P0T 1C0, or to a charity of your choice.
I would rather have a little rose
From the garden of a friend,
Than have the choicest flowers
When my stay on earth shall end.
I would rather have the kindest words
And a smile that I can see,
Than flattery when my heart is still
And this life ceased to be.
I would rather have a loving smile
From the friends I know are true,
Than tears shed around my casket
When the world I bid adieu.