In Memory of



Obituary for Lynnsay Villeneuve

April 8, 1949 – February 12, 2024

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Lynnsay Cheryl Villeneuve, age 74, on Monday, February 12, 2024, at Brockville General Hospital, after a short but courageous battle with cancer.

Lynnsay was born on April 8, 1949, in Belleville, Ontario, and was the daughter of the late Douglas and Doris (Johnson) Campbell. Lynnsay was also predeceased by husband, Bryan Villeneuve, and granddaughter, Paige Villeneuve.

Lynnsay has shared the past fifteen years with her partner, Ralph “RJ” Wheeler and is survived by her son, Douglas (Allie), her grandson Jacob; her former daughter-in-law Daphne, and her granddaughters, Kaylee, Brittany and great granddaughter, Sophie; Catherine, her mom, Judy, and great granddaughter, Emilia. She is survived by her favourite (and only) brother, Brian (Diane), niece Danielle (Perry), great nieces, Brianna and Charlotte, and great-great nieces, Olivia and Victoria (NL); niece Melanie (Cory), and great nephew and great niece, Wil and Cali. She is also survived by her Aunt Ruth Carefoot (AB) and many cousins in Alberta and Ontario.

Lynnsay’s life spanned countries and adventures, courtesy of her dad’s career with the RCAF – from Ontario to Alberta to England, Belgium, and France – finally settling in Brockville. Here, she was a notable businesswoman for many years. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Lynnsay loved going to Florida each winter. She loved meeting new people and always brought that infectious smile to those whose paths she crossed. Lynnsay was a kind, thoughtful, compassionate, and selfless woman. She had the capacity to be the conduit, to bring people together, to enhance relationships. Her many friends can attest to those wonderful characteristics and they can be found from Ontario to Florida. She loved the wild birds and watched them for years from her various backyards. Recently she was asked, ‘Have you seen any cardinals?’ She replied, ‘Yes, and that means the angels are near.” She enjoyed watching golf and had a variety of hobbies over the years including gardening, ceramics, and sewing.

Lynnsay made it abundantly clear over the past several months - celebrate my life, laugh, smile, tell the stories, and NO TEARS.

Cremation has taken place. A service of celebration will take place at a later date. Donations in Lynnsay’s memory can be made to Brockville District Hospital Foundation Palliative Care.

Messages of condolences or tributes/stories can be sent on the memory wall above.

At the funeral of a friend
He referred to the dates on the tombstone
From the beginning…to the end
He noted that first came the date of birth
And spoke the following date with tears,
But he said what mattered most of all
Was the dash between those years
For that dash represents all the time
That they spent alive on earth.
And now only those who loved them
Know what that little line is worth
For it matters not, how much we own,
The cars…the house…the cash.
What matters is how we live and love
And how we spend our dash.
So, think about this long and hard.
Are there things you’d like to change?
For you never know how much time is left
That can still be rearranged.
If we could just slow down enough
To consider what’s true and real
And always try to understand
The way other people feel.
And be less quick to anger
And show appreciation more
And love the people in our lives
Like we’ve never loved before.
If we treat each other with respect
And more often wear a smile,
Remembering this special dash
Might only last a little while
So, when your eulogy is being read
With your life’s actions to rehash…
Would you be proud of the things they say
About how you spent YOUR dash?

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