Culligan, Clara Elizabeth

CULLIGAN, Clara Elizabeth

1928 - 2019

It is with sadness, gratitude and love that family members wish to announce the death of Clara Elizabeth “Betty” (Culligan) Pilon, on October 5, 2019 at the age of 91. She passed away peacefully at home after a brief struggle with cancer, surrounded by her family.

Born on February 25th, 1928, and raised in Belledune, NB, Betty lived her adult life and raised her children in Dalhousie, NB, LaTuque, QC, and Gatineau, QC.

Her greatest pride came from her love of her husband, six daughters, five sons-in-law, thirteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. As matriarch, she took pleasure in hosting her family around her pool in the summer, and in preparing her famous Italian casserole. She was also well known for her quick wit, side-splitting jokes, homemade bread, curling and top-notch bridge and cribbage skills. She was a longtime member of the Gatineau Bridge Club and a former member of the Rideau Curling Club.

She will be greatly missed by her husband of 66 years, Reginald “Reg” Pilon, daughters, Debbie (Tim), Cindy (Guy), Wanda, Claudia (Benoît), Cheryl (Gary), Carrie (Steve), along with their children. She was predeceased by her parents Daniel II and Ethel (Cormier), siblings Vincent, Emmett, Angela, Berniece, Bert, Ray and Chester. She will be sadly missed by her brother Daniel III (Don), Norma Carrier and Ruth Farrell, along with four sisters-in-law and several nieces and nephews of whom she was very fond.

Her funeral service will be held at St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church in Gatineau on Friday October 11 at 11:00 am. The family will receive condolences from 10:15 at the church. A graveside service will be held in Belledune, NB at a later date.

The family would like to thank the Palliative Care team of the CLSC, especially nurse Linda Courbron.

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To Reg. and family,

We would like to offer the most sincere condolences to the family for the loss of you wife , mother, grand mother,
We keep a good souvenir of Betty; she was a very good bridge player! She enjoyed the game! We have missed her presence !
We offer our prayers and wish you courage in these difficult times.
Louise Zicat and members of the Gatineau bridge club

Louise Zicat, October 7, 2019

Debbie and Tim

Sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Please accept our sincere condolences to you and your entire family on the loss of your Mom. Evelyn and I will be thinking of all of you at this difficult time.

All the Best. John & Evelyn

John Clendenning, October 7, 2019

Debbie and family,

So sorry for your great loss,you have my deepest sympathy.Pat Doyle

Pat Doyle, October 7, 2019

Wanda and family

Dieter and I pass along our deepest condolences. May your great memories help to alleviate your pain at this difficult time!

Gérène Léger, October 7, 2019

Wanda and family

So sorry for your loss. Wishing you all peace and the comfort of the warm memories you
will all share. Monique

Monique Rouleau, October 7, 2019

The Pilon family

My deepest sympathy to the Pilon Family. I only knew your wife and mother, grandmother as Mrs. Pilon. Every Sunday at Mass at St. Aloysius she had a shy smile and a hello for myself and my husband. She will be missed.

Carol and Pierre Léonard , October 7, 2019

Debbie & Tim

So sorry for the loss of your mom, may you be comforted by family and friends at this difficult time.

Patsy Roy Turple, October 7, 2019

Debbie and family

Dean Debbie,
It is always hard to sa y good bye to our motter.
My greatest sympathy to You and all your family.❤️

Alice Hébert, October 7, 2019

The Pilon and Culligan families

Deepest condolances on your loss. Betty was a fine woman. She lived her life to the fullest.

Anne Marie Devereaux, October 8, 2019


A loved one has just left. How to express in simple words the great emotion and the infinite sadness that we feel in the depths of our heart. We offer you and the entire family our most sincere condolences.

Député Gilles LePage, October 8, 2019

Pilon Family

So very sorry to hear about your loss! Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Debbie Ferlatte MacMillan, October 8, 2019

The Pilon Family

My Condolences to your family on the loss of your Mom. My prayers and thoughts are with you all.

Margaret Ann (Mitts) Miller, October 8, 2019

Debbie, Cindy, Wanda and family

Our sincere sympathies for your loss. Betty's passing brings back a lot of childhood memories growing up on Montgomery street. Unfortunately I will not be able to make the graveside service but know that my thoughts are with Reggie and all the family.

Pat & Gwen Mazerolle, October 8, 2019

Mr Pilon the girls and their families

Hold on to your lovely memories ! I remember Mrs Pilon fondly when you lived on Montgomery st
Sympathy and hugs
Pam (Miller) and Ferdinand guitard

Pam, October 8, 2019

Debbie Tim and the Pilon family

I would like to offer my Condolences to the entire family.Betty was a good friend to our family.

Steven O'Neil, October 9, 2019

Wanda Pilon and family

Please know that we are thinking of you and your family as you journey through your loss. We send our sincere sympathy and condolences.
Mary & Barry Lemoine

Mary Lemoine, October 10, 2019

Debbie, Tim and all the Pilon family

Our sincere condolences to you all on the loss of mother, grandmother,and wife of Reggie! There is such an extreme void in your lives, but you have such wonderful memories of all the fun times you had with such a witty,funny, wonderful lady! May those memories give you comfort as you say goodbye to her today! Love to all from Frank and I.

Frank and Agatha Lawlor, October 11, 2019

Claudia Pilon

I am sorry to hear about the passing of your mother Claudia. My thoughts are with you and your family.
Deepest sympathies,
Cheryl Benoit-Cameron

Cheryl Benoit-Cameron, October 11, 2019

Friends and Family

On behalf of Reg, Debbie, Cindy, Wanda, Claudia, Cheryl and Carrie, our sincere thank you to all who left messages of condolence for the loss of our Mom and wife, Betty Pilon.
The Pilons

Cheryl Doucet (Pilon), October 17, 2019

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