On the eve of the winter solstice as the snow was gently falling, while surrounded by the love of her family our beautiful mother left this world to begin her next journey. It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our dear mother, Adrienne Marie Stockham (Landry) on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at her residence, Pinecrest Home for The Aged in Kenora, Ontario.
Adrienne was born on May 23, 1933 in St. Norbert, Manitoba, a French-Canadian community where she spent her early years immersed in French language and traditions. She was very proud of her French heritage. A short time after the death of her father (1937), the family moved to Kenora, Ontario.
Adrienne leaves behind, to cherish her memory; her loving children, Dwight (Sheryl) from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Blake (Karen) Kenora, Rachelle (Lyle) Kenora, David (Trish) Kenora, Renita (Darren) Kenora, and Sylvia (Stephen) Surrey, British Columbia. She also leaves behind her brother-in-law Butch Stockham (Judy), and sister-in-law Marilyn Penner-Landry (Fort Frances).
She was blessed with 13 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren that brought so much joy to her life and whom she adored, they are Josh, Trevor, Kyle, Matt, Caleb, Nicole, Jared, Ben, Gabrielle, Nathanial, Jaeden, Avery, Jessica, Penelope, Sloane, Ethan, Willow, Lilly, London and Rylan.
Adrienne also had six very special nieces and nephews who loved her dearly, the Landry children, Cheryl, Paul, Marc, Peter, Giles and Odette and their families – special great nieces and nephews Chris, Jen, Adrienne, Austin and Julia.
Adrienne was predeceased by her parents, Adolphe and Leontine Landry; her husband of 57 years James Stockham, brother Gus Landry, sister-in-law Shirley Landry, father-in-law Ivor Stockham and mother-in-law Irene Stockham, niece Michelle Hardy and nephew Forrest May.
Adrienne was a stay at home Mom, she raised her children and extended family in Keewatin, a community in which she loved. She was proud to be from Keewatin and truly loved the support and connections of a small town that watched out for each other.
Adrienne was a member of the St. Louis Roman Catholic Church and the Sacred Heart Catholic Women’s League. She also enjoyed spending time with members of the T.O.P.S. club in Keewatin where she made many friends who were dear to her.
Mom was truly happy in her home in Keewatin. Her home was a gathering place for family and friends where many had the pleasure of sitting around the Stockham kitchen table to enjoy a meal that she had just prepared. Her greatest pleasure was making sure that everyone was fed and happy. She was known for her culinary expertise and there wasn’t a meal that she could not cook to perfection. Anyone who had the pleasure of visiting her home could testify to the fact that you would be offered an amazing array of food choices and they weren’t likely to be leaving without eating something. Our Mom loved to see people enjoying her wonderful cooking and it went without saying that everyone was welcome in her home.
She had a sweet spot in her heart for animals and was so happy to have family bring in their pets for a visit while she lived at Pinecrest.
Adrienne was a very special lady, we all knew it and everyone that had the pleasure of meeting her soon realized that as well. She had a wonderful sense of humour, she sure loved to make people laugh. She was a loving, kind and gentle spirit, we cherished her for her unconditional love, never ending patience, and her unlimited supply of kindness and understanding. She was beautiful inside and out and she has given every one of us a lifetime of beautiful memories that will never leave. She is in our hearts forever more.
Adrienne's family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Wiebe and all of the staff at Pinecrest Home for The Aged for the care Adrienne received at their hands during her stay there. Adrienne lived at Pinecrest for 8 years and over this time many of the staff became her friends whom she deeply cared for.
There will be a Catholic Church service to honor and celebrate Adrienne's life on Friday, the 4th of January, 2019 at 11:00 am at St Louis Roman Catholic Church in Keewatin, Ontario. Donations to a charity in Adrienne’s memory may be sent to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Canadian Hearing Society and It’s a Dogs Life.
Rest in Peace Mom, until we meet again.
We will miss you and always love you.
“a mother holds her children’s hands for a while, their hearts forever”
Online condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Alcock Funeral Home & Cremation Services (Highway 17 West Keewatin) in care of arrangements, 547-6000.