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Therese Portelance

Therese Portelance

Friday, April 11th, 1913 Tuesday, January 1st, 2019

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Therese Portelance (nee Brassard) age 105 passed away peacefully on Tuesday January 1, 2019. Therese was born April 11, 1913 in Sudbury Ontario to Oliver and Adelma Brassard. She grew up with two sisters and two brothers.
Her parents saw to it that she was educated and she graduated grade 12 in 1931. This was uncommon in that time for a woman. She married Dolphis Portelance in 1934. They raised five children and operated different businesses throughout their lives together. Together they operated a corner store in Current River a motel in Geraldton , a mining operation, and water well drilling business.
Mom was a devoted wife and mother and was involved with the Women’s Catholic League when she was younger and was a member of the Corpus Christi church. She was predeceased by her husband Dolphis and her daughter Lillian.
She is survived by sister Aurore (Bea) age 102 , her daughter Pauline Bolwell, her sons and their spouses Robert and Mona, James and Sheila, and David and Bonnie Portelance. Her five grandchildren Farley and Nicole Bolwell, Shelley Helget, Mark and Andrea Portelance, and her six great grandchildren, Olivia, Anna and Lucas Bolwell, Ciara and Matthew Heiden and Paige Helget.
A special thanks to Tina and support staff at St Joseph care group at Cook apartment’s for allowing her to keep her independence in her own apartment.
Cremation has taken place. A private family burial service will be held in the future.
Donations in honor of Therese may be made to St Joseph’s Care Group c/o Support Services program. Arrangements are in care of the Sargent & Son Funeral Directors, 21 N. Court Street. On-line condolences may be made at

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Annie Quirielle Ah Loy

Expressing my condolences to all the family. My family and I will say a special prayer for this dear lady. I have fond memories of the Portelance family. Mrs. Portelance was always such a gracious lady. She is now in heaven with her husband Dolphis and loved ones. I remember her daughter Pauline who was my teacher. What a sweetheart. We lived on Rona street in the 60's, and it was such a treat to have her visit. Thinking of you all. God Bless you. Annie Quirielle Ah Loy (Chilliwack. BC)
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Barb Stroud-Chaput

Mr. and Mrs. Portelance for years when we lived on Leslie Avenue back in the 60s. She was always so nice to all of us kids. Our thoughts are with all her family at this sad time. Barb Stroud-Chaput
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Wendy Gordon

To the Portelance family, so sorry to hear of the passing of your precious mum. I will never forget reading her memoir at Bob and Mona's that she wrote many years ago. What a very long and most interesting life she led! Soar with the Angels Therese! Wendy & Rod
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