Beautiful and beloved, Lucy passed away peacefully at the age of 59. She was a truly kind soul who brightened the lives of all who knew her. Her sharp wit and sense of humour brought us countless moments of happiness and laughter. As much as she was with us in those joyful moments, she was also there for us when times were tough, opening her home to anyone in need of a helping hand, a shoulder to cry on, or some words of encouragement. She was always ready with a cup of tea, a glass of wine, or a sweet treat to make us feel welcome and loved. Her kindness was not limited to people, as Lucy was forever on the lookout for abandoned cats and other creatures who seemed to have an instinct that guided them to her door.
Lucy was a devoted mother to her treasured daughter Jacqueline, who has always been an immense source of happiness and pride for her. Jackie has inherited her mother’s incredible sense of humour and affinity for multiple cats.
Lucy leaves behind the love of her life, her fiancé and best friend, Philippe Blais. Lue and Phil were true kindred spirits who shared a love of nature, animals, and not-so-fine white wine. Together, Lue, Phil and Jackie became a great team, always finding strength in each other. Throughout Lucy’s battle with cancer, they continued to find joy and peace in life’s simple pleasures, like watching the daily rush of birds feeding outside the window or being entertained by Lue’s uniquely charming dog, Jake, who had her wrapped around his fluffy paw.
Lucy is predeceased by her father, Thomas, and will be dearly missed by her mother, Veronica. As one of six children in a rambunctious Irish family, her siblings will forever hold onto many fond memories of growing up in Boucherville and a lifetime of wonderful moments together throughout the years. Lue’s passing leaves a deep void in the lives of her sisters Moira (Steve) and Cathy (Arthur), and her brothers John (Kelly), Patrick (Julie), and Michael (Tasia).
Forever the funny, accepting, and caring aunt, Lucy had an immense impact on the lives of her many nieces and nephews. She will be fondly remembered by aunts, uncles, and cousins, as well as her many loyal friends who have been an amazing source of support and strength for her.
Many thanks for the devoted care she received at the Glen, especially to Drs. Gilbert and Mandilaras, and her nurse Enza.
A celebration of Lucy’s life will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Ms. Elizabeth Lucy Regan to support DOvEE at the McGill University Health Centre. Donate online at http://muhcfoundation.com/, call 514-843-1543 x 34147 or mail your donation to the: MUHC Foundation 700-5100 de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal QC H4A 3T2.