Estelle Catherine Ouellette ~June 18, 1932- November 8, 2021.
Estelle passed peacefully in her bed, with family by her side on Monday, November 8th, 2021 in her 89th year.
Estelle Ouellette was the beloved wife of the late Gerald Ouellette. Much loved mother of Jon Ouellette (Jaime Liwag), Jeff Ouellette (Shelley Ouellette), and Mike Ouellette (Toni Smith).
Cherished Nana of Kristin Kyle (Brad Kyle), Rachel Fugate (Lance Fugate), Cole Ouellette (Jesse Sawley), Lee Ouellette (Jenna Ouellette), Lane Ouellette, Justin Ouellette (Miriam Ouellette) and Scott Ouellette (Ashley Ouellette).
Great Nana of Sienna, Graden, Evey, Gavin, Silas, Jakob, Hunter, Acelynn and the late Isaac Mathieu.
Dear sister of Marilyn Hartleib (Charles Hartleib), late sister Elsie Collins (Dan Collins), late brother Leo Fregeau, and late brother Victor Fregeau (Jackie Fregeau).
Estelle was a gentle and kind woman. Born in Fort William, Ontario to Joseph Fregeau and Catherine (Laura) Fregeau. She married Gerald in 1953. A devoted couple, joined at the hip. Gerry and Estelle did everything together, from grocery shopping to yard work. They lovingly raised their 3 sons, splitting their time between town and Coney Island.
Known for her devotion to the Notre Dame Catholic church and active involvement with the Catholic Women’s League, Estelle was a valued member of her community. Always there to lend a hand, she could be found making decorations for community dinners, organizing seating charts, prepping for a pancake breakfast, hosting bridge nights or sneaking some fun in at the Kenora Golf and Country Club.
Estelle was a dedicated Matriarch of her family. She took pride in her efforts. She was meticulous, regardless of the task at hand. She could set the perfect table, whip up the tastiest gravy, remove absolutely any stain, and make the perfect bed. Estelle was always there to lend an ear and offer calm and sage advice. She was wildly reliable and loved her family unequivocally,
There was never a time that Estelle was not present. She preferred to live in the moment. This quality meant that she cherished the little things. It made her an incredible wife, mother, nana and friend. Always picking wildflowers and berries to bring inside, ironing sheets and napkins, trying to emulate bird sounds. Estelle had a penchant for simplicity.
She is and will forever more be missed by all.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the Catholic Women’s League or the District Hospital Foundation.
The Ouellette Family would like to extend our profound gratitude to the caring staff at Pinecrest Home for the Aged, who went above the call of duty to provide exceptional care to Estelle.
Memorial Website will be updated with Funeral Details. Due to current restrictions, this will be deferred until the summer months.