It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Hélène Mombourquette (nee Tittley) on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at the age of 65 years at the Ottawa General Hospital, following complications after a very recent cancer diagnosis.
She is survived by her adoring husband Paul, of 34 years, and her beloved son Mathieu (Samantha). She also leaves to mourn her siblings Bob (Céline), Luc, Céline and Michelle (Michel) and her brothers and sisters in law Tim (Jenny), Danny, Cynthia and Robin, as well as her many nieces, nephews and Godchildren.
Hélène is predeceased by her parents Marcel and Cécile (nee Montion) Tittley, and brothers Denis and Gilles, as well as her in-laws Paul and Terry Mombourquette. Hélène will be remembered for her devotion to her many friends, notably the Fab 5. Hélène was a highly respected Labour Relations expert and spent 36 years in the Public Service before retiring in 2011, followed by another 10 years as a consultant. She was generous with her time and knowledge and will be remembered by many colleagues.
Hélène enjoyed playing golf, reading, listening to music, as well as travelling with her family and friends. In addition to being an excellent mother and wife, she adored cooking, tending to her many flowers and plants, and caring for her four legged princess Maggie. Hélène lived life to its absolute fullest. Renowned for her fashion sense, she brightened everyone’s day with her contagious smile, and her positive outlook on life. She will be remembered for her endless kindness and generosity towards others. She will forever be in our hearts and memories.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to the doctors and nurses who cared for Hélène at the Heart Institute and the Ottawa General Hospital, in particular Dr. G.A. Nicholas and the oncology team, for the outstanding medical care and compassion. A special thank you to the Ottawa Fire Department, our extended family, for their kindness, generosity and support during this difficult time.
In memory of Hélène donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society (www.cancer.ca).
Due to the current restrictions, a memorial service and a celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date.
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