Pauline Cormier (Hachey)
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our loving mother Pauline Cormier Hachey (nee Lalonde) on July 30, 2021 at 85 years old. Pauline was born on January 15, 1936 in Swastika Ontario. She was the youngest of four children. She is survived by her brother Henri Lalonde.
Our mother Pauline, will be lovingly remembered and never forgotten by her children, Diane Hachey (Jim Leduchowski), Daniel Hachey (Beverly Donio), Darlene Hachey, Angele Hachey, Roger Hachey (Kathryn Donylyk). Also survived by her four grandchildren, Dena Lynn Hachey, Tyson Villa, Noah Hachey and John Bilmer. Pre-deceased by her sons John and Donald and husbands Leonard Hachey and Gerry Cormier.
Pauline was a proud mother of seven children and her door was always open for anyone who was in need. She was always willing to share whatever she had and would help people who were in distress. Sometimes, she was taken advantage of but she never complained and it never deterred her from her quest to help others. She always said: “if I have something and someone needs it more than me, then they can have it.”
Pauline wasn’t afraid to try new things. She dabbled in carpentry and did many house renovations. Her children would affectionately call her the “foreman.”
Pauline was also entrepreneur. She owned and operated the “Bel View Restaurant” now called Popeye’s for many years.
She loved to sing while doing housework and would sing along her favorite old country music. She also used to yodle and was quite good at it.
Her favorite time of year was Christmas. She sang Christmas songs as she decorated during the holidays. There was always a spread of traditional food and drink and her door was open to everyone. She even got a letter from the mayor one year for spreading the Christmas spirit with all her beautiful decorations and lights outside. Her love of Christmas was infectious and later she donated much of her decorations and Christmas village to her daughter Darlene’s school library. She would travel to Thunder Bay for many years to help set up the library. Pauline knew that not all children had these things for the holidays, and felt good about providing it for them.
More than anything, Pauline loved her children. She was a good listener and did her best to support them any way she could.
She was resourceful and found unconventional ways to solve problems and challenges.
Pauline had many longtime friends and was fiercely loyal to them. She would defend them and stand by them. She wasn’t afraid to speak her mind, especially when she saw injustice.
Cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The John Owen Evans Long Term Care.
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John Owen Evans Residence
500 Hogarth Avenue W., Geraldton, Ontario,
Tel: (807) 854-1862 ext. #260