In Celebration of

Michel L'Espérance

August 25, 1951 -  January 17, 2023

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Michel L’Espérance at the age of 71, on January 17, 2023 at the Royal Victoria Hospital.
He died peacefully following a difficult year-long battle with cancer.

Beloved husband to Cheryl L’Espérance. Loving father, and father-in-law, to Paul & Justin L’Espérance, Lindsey Kruse L’Espérance and Emilie Aumond.

Dedicated grandfather to Reagan & Rhys L’Espérance. Caring son to Lucille Noël L’Espérance. Dear Brother, and Brother in Law, to Daniel & Diane L’Espérance, Louise L’Espérance and Susanne L’Espérance, and Brother in Law to Debra Richards.
Fondly remembered Uncle to his nieces and nephews.

Loving life-long friend to Raymond & Lesley Steventon.

Musician, composer, craftsman & chef, he inspired the best in those who knew him.

A man of intelligence, humour and wit, he made an impression wherever, and with whomever he met.
Forever a student, and always a teacher.
A man without pretence, he loved honestly and sincerely, and was loved genuinely and abundantly.

A unique spirit that lit up the world around him, he will be deeply missed by family and friends alike.

The family wishes to thank the CLSC nurses and doctors for their support and care over the past months.

A visitation has been arranged, and will take place on Friday,February 3 2023 at 1:00 -3:00 pm at the Belvedere cemetery and funeral complex .

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cedar Cancer Foundation and Nova Hudson.

Excerpt from “On the death of the beloved “ by John O’Donohue:

“Let us not look for you only in memory,
Where we would grow lonely without you.
You would want us to find you in presence,
Beside us when beauty brightens,
When kindness glows
And music echoes eternal tones.

May you continue to inspire us:
To enter each day with a generous heart.
To serve the call of courage and love
Until we see your beautiful face again
In that land where there is no separation,
Where all the tears will be wiped from our mind,
And where we will never lose you again”.

C'est avec une profonde tristesse que nous annonçons le décès de Michel L'Espérance agé de 71 ans, le 17 janvier, 2023 à l'Hôpital Royal Victoria.
Il est décédé paisiblement après une lutte difficile d'un an contre le cancer.

Époux bien-aimé de Cheryl L'Espérance. Père et beau-père aimant de Paul & Justin L'Espérance, Lindsey Kruse L'Espérance et Emilie Aumond.

Grand-père dévoué pour Reagan & Rhys L'Espérance. Fils attentionné de Lucille Noël L'Espérance. Frère et beau-frère aimé, pour Daniel & Diane L'Espérance ainsi que pour Louise L’Espérance et Susanne L'Espérance, beau-frère de Debra Richards.
Un oncle dont se souviennent affectueusement ses nièces et neveux.

Un ami de longue date de Raymond & Lesley Steventon.

Musicien, compositeur, artisan & chef, il a inspiré le meilleur dans ceux et celles qui l'ont connu.

Homme d'intelligence, d'humour et d'esprit vif, il a laissé sa marque partout où il allait et avec les gens qu'il rencontrait.
Étudiant et enseignant de toujours.
Homme sans faux-semblant, il a aimé avec honnêteté et sincérité, et a été aimé authentiquement et abondamment.

Un esprit unique qui a illuminé le monde autour de lui, il manquera profondément à sa famille et à ses amis.

La famille tient à remercier les infirmières et les médecins du CLSC pour leur soutien et leurs soins au cours des derniers mois.

Une visitation a été organisée et aura lieu le vendredi 3 février 2023 de 13h00 à 15h00 au cimetière et complexe funéraire Belvédère.

Au lieu de fleurs, des dons peuvent être faits à la Fondation du cancer des cèdres et à Nova Hudson.


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Carolynne Synnett (Family)

Entered January 26, 2023 from Barrie, Ontario

My sincerest condolences dear family and friends.

leona and Michel deLéséleuc (family)

Entered January 26, 2023 from mcmasterville

Our sincere condolences Cheryl . Michel will always be in our hearts and memories .

Lesley and Ray Steventon (Life long friends)

Entered January 27, 2023 from Downingtown, PA

Adieu dear friend until we meet again. There will be a spitfire and TR-6 washed and waxed ready to take us off for our next adventure!

Marsha Kalb 

Entered January 28, 2023

Dear Cheryl and family, I heard the very sad news about Michel. My deepest sympathies
I remember having lots of laughs with him at our Christmas parties. He sure was a very warm friendly man. My thoughts are with you at this very difficult time and I wish all of you strength and no more sorrow.
Fondly, Marsha


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