Joan Courtemanche

Joan Courtemanche, 87, of Jacksonville, Florida passed away October 1, 2019.

She is formerly of Riverside, Rhode Island. She was a long time employee of Ann & Hope of Seekonk, Massachusetts.

She is preceded in death by her husband Raymond J Courtemanche and brother Robert Marcil.

She is survived by her daughter Kathleen (Lee) Adler, son Kenneth (Janice) R. Courtemanche, grandchildren Cheryl (Gary) A. Lagergren, Diane (Colin) Black, Ruth (Edward) N. LaBombard, Benjamin (Victoria) J. Adler, Jonathan (Amanda) D. Adler, 12 great grandchildren, brothers Paul (Diana) Marcil and Fred Marcil.

Arrangements are with Evergreen Funeral Home & Crematory 4535 Main St Jacksonville, Florida 32206 (904) 353-3649.

18 Comments

  • Kenneth Courtemanche Posted October 2, 2019 3:15 pm

    Mom, today is a dark day in my life. Last night you went home to be with your Lord and Savior. My heart is broken. Thankyou for the love and care you showed us as we were growing up. You are the most selfless person I’ve ever known. It’s always been about everyone else. You worked hard your whole life to provide for our needs many times denying your own. When we became adults with families of our own you were always there when times got tough. There isn’t enough space to tell you how much you mean to me. Know that not a day will go by that I don’t think about and miss you. I love you with all my heart. They say time heals all wounds. We’ll see about that but I not so sure. Rest in the Lord my sweet mom. Till we meet again.

  • Carla da silva Posted October 2, 2019 3:30 pm

    Rip Joanie , thinking of you guys ,
    So sorry for your loss , praying for the family
    Your friends Carlos and Carla

  • Jonathan Adler Posted October 2, 2019 3:55 pm

    I love you Grammy, and will miss you tremendously. You are a generational hero, and you will be in my heart and mind forever.

    I’ll see you in heaven. -Your J

  • Kathleen Adler Posted October 2, 2019 4:01 pm

    Mom was so loving and giving. She spent 19 months with us when we moved to Jacksonville,FL. She really enjoyed car rides, meals out, sitting on the porch, soaking up the heat and.spending time with her family. Mom loved to laugh and have fun. We will miss her so much. Everyone loved her, she was selfless. We love you mom.

  • Benjamin Adler Posted October 2, 2019 4:44 pm

    Grammy,

    You have been the best grandmother a person could ever ask for. I’m privileged to have called you my family and honored to be related to you. You were selfless, loving, and the best example of a person I have ever met. Recently gone, forever missed, eternally assured, and quickly reunited. I love you, I miss you, I will see you again, until I close my eyes on this earth for the last time and open them in Heaven for the first time. My love forever.

  • Katie Lagergren Posted October 2, 2019 5:15 pm

    I remember laying on my bedroom floor as a kid. Grandma would read Ashley and I a book, she’d tell us a story, or tell us jokes. She’d sit on the floor with us until we fell asleep. In the morning, we always drank orange juice with our breakfasts with her. She got me my favorite stuffed animal- a little tan bear which I named Sandy. I forgot if it was for my birthday, or for Christmas, but I remember running down the hall to show my mom the adorable new stuffed animal Grandma got me. To this day, I still sleep with Sandy, every single night. Thank you for the sweet memories. I love and miss you, rest in piece Grandma.

  • Janice Posted October 2, 2019 8:42 pm

    Mom….I loved the fact that I called you Joanie Baloney and then you’d always say you were full of spumoni and we’d laugh. We had a lot of good times together when you’d come up for the weekends and I’m thankful for the pictures I have to look back on.now.
    Thank you for having a son because I prayed for a good man to marry one day and God had chosen him to be my husband. You raised him well and for that I am so grateful..
    You loved your family so very much and it’s evident it was returned to you.
    So glad you made the move to Florida and was happy with your life there…you thrived due to the fact that you had such great care from Kathy and Lee.
    Praise God now you’re whole again….no stiff joints!
    I hope your mansion in Heaven isn’t turquoise! Haha
    Love Jan xo

  • Vick barnard Posted October 3, 2019 7:45 am

    Rest in peace. You were always smiling and happy. You brought joy to many. I pray strength and peace to your family. You are at peace. Till we meet again. The cat lady. Vicki

  • Donna Markol Posted October 3, 2019 11:38 am

    Kenny and Janice,
    I am sorry for the loss of your dear mom.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Love, Donna.

  • Grace Horton Posted October 3, 2019 11:51 am

    Dear Kenny and Janice I am so sorry for your loss. Your faith will help you get through the days ahead. Love to all of you.
    Cousin Grace

  • Cynthia Cardena Posted October 3, 2019 12:15 pm

    I am so sorry for the loss of this wonderful and gentle soul. Memories of Auntie Joan will always be in my heart. A quick smile and always moving….I think that’s a family trait which I am happy to have inherited :-). She was so lucky to have such a loving family to take care of her. We can all take comfort in the joy of one day being together again…..love to all

  • Sr. M&M Posted October 3, 2019 1:39 pm

    Well your mon and dad are joined together in a place without pain and suffering. It was our privilege to help Joanie live a fuller life while she was still here in Riverside. May you all rejoice in the wonderful life she lived and be happy she is without pain now. Our love and prayers are with you all! God bless, Everyone at the Sscred Heart Senior Center.

  • shirley borak Posted October 3, 2019 1:47 pm

    Dear Kenny & Janice so very sorry for the loss of your mom.Life is a gift from God. Our children, family, friends, neighbors, and strangers are all gifts to be savored. Although some days may be full of hardship and sadness, each breath, heartbeat, and thought illustrates the beautiful gift of life. Keep the positive memories alive and thank God for the blessings in your past, present, and future.

    “Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!”

    – 2 Corinthians 9:15

  • Paul G Marcil Posted October 3, 2019 4:26 pm

    sis,
    Thank you for giving me the opportunity to experience life. Were it not for your burning desire to have a another sibling to care for and love, I would not have been born. Thanks to my baby sister for letting me take her place to have a physical existence. I love you. Sis, you now have her back to love and care for. Thanks for always letting me know how much you loved me for my whole life. Thanks for all the letters you wrote me when I was away even though I didn’t write back very often. Thanks from all my Army buddies for all the care packages you sent. (We could have done without the Spam though). Thanks for being such a wonderful role model for a baby brother.
    Sis, you will always be in my heart. Please tell Mom, Dad and Bob I love them. I’m not that far behind you. Please save me a seat. See you soon.
    All my love. Your baby brother.
    Paul

  • Louise & Ed LaBombard Posted October 3, 2019 7:24 pm

    We are so happy that we were family friends Joanie. We were so blessed that your granddaughter Ruthie met our son Eddie and then they married. I loved being your pen pal for over 10 years and I looked forward to your newsy letters. Gigi, Ed & I will miss you but you are always in our hearts.

  • Diana Marcil Posted October 5, 2019 10:21 am

    Dear Joan, you are in such a wonderful place. . .we can only imagine! Surrounded in pure unconditional love, intense beauty, and all the abundance freely being offered to you. I can picture you sitting in a beautiful garden, lovingly prepared for you and not having to lift a finger! Everything you have ever dreamed about and more is yours now. Amazing, isn’t it? You must be having the time of your new life. Congratulations on a life well-lived and please remind us when we sometimes forget what awaits us. I know your brother Paul asked you to save us a spot. It’s going to be an incredible reunion. . .
    Love you Joan!

  • Joe F. Slater Posted October 7, 2019 6:05 pm

    Kathy,,
    Thank you for entrusting your mother with the City of Jacksonville Senior Companion Program. Her smile and enormous personality will for ever live in the hearts of the volunteers that came in contact with her. Your Mother (red) hair and her famous word “YEP”
    I thank you!

  • Diane Black Posted October 9, 2019 10:31 am

    Grandma leaves a life of selfless sacrifice & smiles through pain & hardship. With strength & love she tirelessly gave all for everyone. Heaven is a beautiful reward for a servant so loved by her Creator, a daughter so loved by her Father, a woman so loved by her Perfect Lord. She rests in Him, forever whole & complete.

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