C'est d'être aimé
Le reste importe peu,
la seule vérité c'est compter pour
quelqu'un quoiqu'il puisse arriver
C'est entrer dans son coeur et n'en sortir jamais.
Pourquoi naître s'il nous faut mourir?
Par Henri Meunier
S'il nous faut naître pour mourir il nous faut aussi peut-être mourir pour renaître. Il n'est pas facile de naître, comme il n'est pas facile de mourir. Car nous avons tous peur de quitter la vie que nous connaissons, pour une autre vie inconnue. De même qu'il existe des naissances avant terme, il y a des morts qui nous semblent bien prématurées.
Comme le fleuve devient la mer. La chrysalide abandonne son cocon pour devenir papillon de liberté. A moins qu'il ne meure, le grain ne porte aucun fruit. Il nous faut donc quitter un jour notre manteau d'hiver pour vivre un printemps nouveau.
La vie ne nous est pas ôtée. Elle est transformée. Finalement, la mort n'existe pas. Bien sûr, il y a la mort corporelle qui fait souffrir et pleurer, mais ce n'est pas la mort spirituelle. La mort est comme une porte, un passage, vers le pays de la Lumière.
To my daughter
My eyes can no longer see your smile,
Yet my heart still feels its warmth
My ears can no longer hear your voice,
Yet your words of wisdom are etched into every day
I can no longer hold your hand,
Yet it still guides my every step
What we see, hear, touch is only temporary
What we feel and learn and love is eternal...
You are always with me
To our precious daughter Lea
Somehow, no matter how old your child is, it seems that she will always remain a baby. There are no words to express what it feels like to go through this terrible disaster. I remember the day you were born as if it was yesterday. What a beautiful, calm and peaceful baby.
When daddy and I brought you home from the hospital, we passed through some beautiful homes in Westmount and we told each other that we were so lucky to bring home the biggest treasure in the world.
We were right, you turned out to be the best part of our lives. You turned out to be filled with love for God, love for your family and touched everyone you encountered. You always gave special attention to children, the elderly and everyone in need. You have been so special to your grandfather who has Alzheimer's and cannot get out of bed, so to comfort him, you would crawl in bed next to him and hug him. Even with your grandmother, because you loved her so much, she is now in a state of shock and misses you dearly.
Lea, you had a clear vision in life and what is really important. You gave the most importance to love and service. You were mature beyond your years. You helped stray cats find homes; friends and family find ways to follow their dreams.
Your birthday was July 13th; and at 33 years old you were so spiritually evolved. You were simple and kind, quiet but full of life and lived life to the fullest, always scared to miss out on something. When you put your mind to something you could move mountains.
You and Hani planned the most beautiful wedding together. The day was magical.
You were both so happy that you were both glowing and have continued to glow through your time together. We have been so blessed to have you as our daughter. In every person you saw the good side and continually brought out a persons qualities. You did it so well that you could see a light shining on everyone you touched. You are our angel.
You will give your father and I, Hani and your grandparents and all our family the strength & courage until we join you.
Lea we will love you forever.
(funeral mass july 21)
I AM ALWAYS WITH YOU
When I am gone, release me, let me go.
I have so many things to see and do,
You mustn't tie yourself to me with too many tears,
But be thankful we had so many good years.
I gave you my love, and you can only guess
How much you've given me in happiness.
I thank you for the love that you have shown,
But now it is time I traveled on alone.
So grieve for me a while, if grieve you must
Then let your grief be comforted by trust
That it is only for a while that we must part,
So treasure the memories within your heart.
I won't be far away for life goes on.
And if you need me, call and I will come.
Though you can't see or touch me, I will be near
And if you listen with your heart, you'll hear
All my love around you soft and clear
And then, when you come this way alone,
I'll greet you with a smile and a "Welcome Home".
(funeral mass july 21)
There is a medieval Christian mystery play in which the lead character asks
who will come with him into the grave to support him at his last judgment.
"Not I" said his friends
"Not I" said his children
"Not I" said his wife
"Not I" said his priest
"Not I" said his fields of grain,
his cattle and his sheep,
his gold, and all his treasures.
"I will stay with you," said his Actions, upon which they leapt into the grave to be by his side.
Arm in arm, they knocked at the door of death-together. Nothing goes with you except
the sum of what your life has been.
Lea, you crossed the bridge to rejoin with God and the only thing you took with you is all the love you gave, all the love you received and all the beautiful actions you performed on earth. If you had to carry all the love you gave, all the love you received and all the beautiful actions you performed on earth with you, then you would need the biggest suitcase imaginable in the world.
We love you so much.
(funeral mass july 21)
Since the day you were born, we have been together. I feel so blessed to have had you in my life because in this life on earth, it is rare that the same two people stay as close as we have and for 33 years. Together, we have been blessed with countless experiences, moments and feelings.
As kids, when we lived across the street from one another, I remember when you got the chicken pox and we couldn't play together. We missed each other so much that we planned to meet at your window so we could still play together, but through the window.
We have always been close and our relationship means so much to me.
Over the years, I have kept all of the birthday cards you wrote me and while going through
them the other day, on one of them, you wrote, "I will be there for you until the day I die"
Lea, you have lived by your promise.
You were a dedicated cousin and an exceptional best friend. You were kind, patient, loving, caring and compassionate. I love you so much and I feel so blessed to have shared my life with you.
"If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever"
(funeral mass july 21)
Hai lasciato un segno profondo nei cuori di tutti. Al modo che hai
amato la vita, hai amato con una devozione totale la tua famiglia.
Ti voglio dire, grazie della tua semplicita, cordialita, il tuo sorriso,
la tua insaziabile voglia di vivere con honesta ed amore per tutti.
Ci hai dato tanto di quel'affetto da poter riempire tutti i nostri cuori.
Prima di andartene, hai fatto il giro di tutti per dare carezze e conforto,
regalandoci ancora un po di te stessa, con il tuo amore.
Lea, sei stata il nostro angelo custodo. Hai voluto bene incondizionale,
mai giudicarci, a qualsiasi momento sempre pronto ad aiutare, e vedere
il lato positivo di tutti. Niente potra piu sostituire quello spazio, dove un
tempo apparteneva alla tua generosita, al tuo amore per gli altri, alla tua
profonda sincera amicizia, con honesta, ed amore.
Oggi abbiamo tutti un vuoto che potresti calmare solamente con una fede
profonda. Ma quando e difficile in questo momento avere tanta fede!
Ogni giorno, ogni instante della nostra vita ci mancherai, e sarai sempre viva nei
nostri cuori. Lea, ti vogliamo tutti bene per sempre. Un abbraccio con tanto affetto.
La tua zia, Cecilia
(funeral mass july 21)
Come superare questo grande dolore?
Dove trovare senso in questa tragedia?
Quanto coraggio ci vuole per continuare la nostra vita?
La risposta a queste domande e semplice.
"Con l'aiuto di nostra LEA"
Oggi, in questa bellissima chiesa piena con la sua famiglia ed amici celebriamo l'amore e la gioia che Lea a dato a tutti che conosceva. Celebriamo la sua presenza in questo mondo. Mia carissima Lea, sentiro sempre la tua voce con le parole "Come shi biello Nonno" che ai detto milliaia di volte. Lea, ti voglio molto bene, mi mancherai tanto, sarei sempre nel mio cuore.
La tua Zia Antonietta
(funeral mass july 21)
Pour nous, Lea était un ange.
Gentille et délicate, elle avait toujours un bon mot pour tout le monde, toujours un sourire sincère. Un simple geste de la main nous faisait sentir que cela venait directement du coeur. Avec sa douce petite voix, ces paroles ne pouvaient que nous rendre meilleurs chaque jour qui passait.
Pour apaiser mon mal, je ne peux que me répéter que Dieu est venu chercher cet ange qu'était Lea, en lui offrant un passage absent de souffrance. Cette horrible façon qu'il a eu de venir chercher son âme gravera, sous le pieu de la peine, ma mémoire et mon coeur avec les plus beaux souvenirs que je puisse avoir d'elle.
Micheline, Michel et Hani, nous sommes de tout coeur avec vous.
Nous pleurons son départ qui n'aurait jamais du avoir lieu.
Nos plus sincères condoléances,
La famille Legendre
Courage et force.
Ouverture de la celebration
"En vérité, je te déclare", dit Jésus sur la croix, "aujourd'hui, avec moi, tu seras
I love you forever
You are simple and special.
I miss you so much and I know you are in a good place.
Throughout my childhood I think visiting Lea was one of my favourite things
to do. Making things genuinely fun for her cousins just came naturally to her.
Over the years, whenever I spent time with her, it was a positive experience.
She was always happy and interested to know what was going on in my life.
She was also completely non-judgmental and respectful to me and even to
those she disagreed with. It's almost as if she was consciously setting an example,
though I'm sure it's not the case, it just came naturally! I was so impressed with
her recent success, both in her career which she was so pleased with, and in her
new marriage to Hani. I am proud of her, and I can't even imagine how thankful
and proud Zia Micheline and Oncle Michel are to have a daughter like her, and how
much Hani appreciates his wife. I will always remember my experiences with her,
which were so positive; now I realize how valuable they were.
My sister...my bestfriend...
Lea, you have no idea how much I miss you.
I constantly think of calling you and wishing I could just hear your voice! God took you away from us much too soon and it feels like this void inside of us will never be filled because only you can fill it! You've touched my life in so many immense ways and you always listened to me, never judging me.
I wish I could see you again and tell you that I love you but I'm sure you know that because every day that you were here I made sure you knew how much you meant to me and how much I love you like a real sister to me....which is exactly what you are to me, my sister and you will remain my sister and best friend forever no matter what.
I love you Lea so very much and I hope you will always stay by me because I need you to give me and our family the strength to deal with losing you; our angel.
I love you toots ♥
& I hope you never forget that I love you so much & I am so lost without you...
Until we meet again.
"Dance as if no one's watching,
Sing as if no one's listening,
And live every day as if it were your last."
You're always in my heart, Lea.
I never met you, Hani, or your wife Léa.
But I work right around the corner from where the tragedy took place and I have thought of that terrible day every day since you lost this lovely woman. There is no way that I could possibly know what you are feeling or going through. But so many Montrealers share, in our own and different way, this loss of life.
Léa could have been our wife, our sister, our friend, our aunt. It pains us - it certainly pains me - to know that she died in this horrific fashion and that you bore witness to this unimaginable fate.
Dig deep and find in your pain the will and drive to embrace life, to find the light in this darkness. Let Léa's love for you, the dreams you shared and the plans you had made together inspire you to live life to its fullest, as Léa would expect and want you to do. Léa was denied the opportunity to grow old. But while she was alive, you were fortunate enough to have been given her love. That, Hani, never goes away.
This is so sad. I woke up this morning just randomly going through my facebook and saw this and realized I went to elementary school with her. Holy Family Elementary on Lajeunesse. We used to live very close to each other and her family had the fur store right in front of her house.
I would like to express my deepest sympathies to the family, her dear husband may your heart heal and keep her alive in your memories forever...she was a kind soul when she looked at you with those eyes you knew she was so kind and a special angel...
R.I.P Lea from Gina your dear friend xoxox
Lea Guilbeaut is the aunt of my friend and i'm so sad about that :'(
I know her... she made happy everyone in her family and the beautifuls things
she did for her little girl ( my friend Tara). Tara would never forget whatever she did for her,
somehow they are wrong, strong or kind, it is a miracle that Hanni Beitinjaneh has survécue
to this tragedie.. How bad...i'm so sad. Lea, you were so young, younger than my mother
and this tragedy happened. Hanni, you were lucky that anything happened to you but you're
wife will always be with you even if she died or not, she loves you and now she see you so inquiet
about her. Why is this happening?? To my best friend also... :(
Sabiine Smiiley (Quebec City)
I did not know you Lea, but feel as though I did.
I feel as though I did through all of the stories and memories that your family and friends have shared with me. The amount of love that I have witnessed from those that were close to you is almost overwhelming. You were such a special person to them and I know that they will never forget the way in which you touched each of their lives. It is such a hard time for them. Yet the sheer magnitude of love that I have seen is stronger than anything I have come across before and I feel that nothing can stop them from continuing on and loving you forever. My Deepest Condolences.
Each day that passes is more difficult than the last. All the broken hearts left behind shatter
a little more with every beautiful thought of you. We miss you terribly.
I still don't believe you're really gone.
No words can ever express how caring, gentle and giving you were towards all those who knew you and loved you. I will be forever grateful for your friendship. I love you & I miss you.
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Every memory I have of high school includes Lea's contagious laughter and her hilarious sense of humour. At the same time, she was always there for me, ready to listen when I needed to talk - a beautiful person, inside and out. Although she and I communicated only sporadically since going to different Cegeps, whenever we did, it was as if time had stood still and we were still girls. Lea, I will miss you always and think of you often. Take care of your family, they need strength...xoxoxo
We were in the same class in highschool for several years but we were never really close. However, I feel the need to send my condolences to the family. What I remember of Lea is that she was always smiling. I believe that Lea's soul remains amongst us and that she is ok. Strength to all...
Nancy Montoro, Belgium
Our thoughts are with you in this moment of grief.
May you be spared any further sorrow.
I saw Lea as a child, but i grew up with her aunts and mother. When i heard this news I was devastated. I want to express my deepest sympathy to her husband and family. I wish I could have been in Montreal to giver her mother and aunts a hug. Hope you can find peace in the sweet memories you have of her.
Iolanda Manzo, Toronto
We knew Lea for a very short time but her influence will live with us forever. May God bless you,
and give you the strength to pass this difficult period. We will always remember Lea,
she was a very distinguished person.
Joe, Nathalie Abouhamad, Damascus
Although I did not know Lea or the family, I am deeply touched by this tragedy . It simply makes you realize how precious life is and how it can be taken from you in an instant. This is why we should cherish & appreciate each day that we have here on earth. Tell your loved ones everyday that you love them. I feel for this family and for her husband and I pray that they will have the strength and courage to go on.
May God bless you.
I miss you so much.
Your kindness, happiness, and beauty have truly taught me so much about life and love. Your beautiful soul reflected onto everyone around you, and still does. You are so loving, comforting and inspiring, I can still feel your smile and your warmth with me. Thank you for being so kind and loving, and for always being there for me, to listen and to help in any way you could. I am so grateful to have been a part of your life in this world. You will always be in my heart, and I will cherish the times we spent together, forever.
I will love you always
Far Too Soon
It's hard to know just what to say,
When one so young is taken away.
Far too soon she had to part,
Her memory forever engraved in our heart.
We only knew her for a short while,
But the life she led made us smile.
She was so beautiful and oh so rare,
Life as they say just isn't fair.
Those gone before her will watch her with care,
Till the day comes when we'll all join her there.
Know Lea is watching from heaven above,
And with each ray of sunshine, she's sending her love.
Although I don't know Lea or the family, I am deeply shocked and saddened by this tragedy. No words can take away your pain, but know that you are in the hearts and minds of thousands of people. Everyone I know has heard the news and is thinking of you in this time. You are in the hands of our all-knowing God.
"Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted." Matthew 5:4
I do not know you or your family, but with the loss of your wife, daughter and family member,
my family sends our prayers to your family.
Just last week, I told Nunzio, I don't understand Lea is beyond maturity, everthing she does, is with love and understanding, and whatever situation there is, she has always something positive to say. Always ready to help everyone, her cousins, mother and father, nonno e nonna, neighbors, co-workers etc.
Lea, God must have sent you on this earth to give us an example of what true love is. Your time on earth was magical, you have touched many lives, you did things out of the ordinary, it seemed that you knew exactly what to do, and what to say at the right moment.
What are we going to do without you! Please give us all the strength to get through this, especially your Mom and Dad. Lea, I just want to thank you, for your example, love, understanding, and I know for sure that you have received from God the greatest medal for all the good you did on this earth. We will always love you, and we will treasure your memory forever.
love, your aunt and uncle Cecile and Nunzio
I want to express our deepest sympathies to Lea's family and friends for their terrible loss. We lived for many years on Mistral Street in front of Lea's grandparents and remember seeing her visit them. Her Nonno and Nonna (Ferruccio & Maria Berardo) are very special people and we want them to know that they are in our thoughts and prayers as is the entire family.
Roberto, Brenda, Bianca, Tanya, & Corey Galasso
Je cherche encore les mots qui pourraient te donner un peu de réconfort...
Je peux seulement imaginer la peine et la douleur que toi et tes proches vivez
présentement. Pour avoir assisté au funéraille, je sais que tu as un ange qui te
donnera la force de passer au travers cette tragédie.
Je te souhaite mes sympathies les plus sincéres.
Bon courage, Liette
Je tiens a vous faire part de la peine que j'ai suite à la nouvelle de cette tragédie.
Veuillez accepter mes plus sincères condoléances, particulièrement à
Madame Micheline Guilbeault et son epoux, ainsi que le conjoint de Léa.
Je joins mes prières aux vôtres dans cette dure épreuve.
Sincèrement, Gaétan (coiffeur)
Mes plus sindères sympathies a toute la famille.
Que Dieu vous accompagne dans l'épreuve.
Mme. Florence Therrien Ricard
You are so beautiful and your light shines so bright.
Thank you so much for being there for me and helping me through.
I can feel you near me still, giving me courage and strength.
I love you so much.
One of Lea's favorite quotes
Work like you don't need money,
Love like you've never been hurt,
And dance like no one's watching.
I wish to express my sincere sympathies for the tragic loss of your loved one. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May she rest in peace and may you somehow find comfort in knowing that she is an angel in heaven as she was on earth, watching over her family and loved ones. Even if I hadn’t seen Lea since elementary school, I will forever hold wonderful memories of our friendship.
Lea, I love you and miss you so much.
You are in my heart forever.
Your cousin and best friend
May she rest in peace and may her memory be forever in the hearts of all those who loved her! God Bless!!
My thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family at this sad time. May the memories of the happy times you shared be a consolation to you now and always!
May you rest in peace, Lea. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God bless you.
Dear Hani, we are so saddened by your loss. We will remember Lea, you and your families in our thoughts and prayers. We love you.
Joseph, Susan Hindo and their children
My deepest sympathy
John Kennedy, Regina, Sask.
My deepest sympathy to you and your family and Lea's. My prayers and thoughts are with you.
May she rest in peace.
My prayers and sympathy go to Hani, her spouse, and her family. I did not know her but like most Montrealers, I was in shock and felt pain for this tragedy. Lea is now in the hands of God and our Lord. May she rest in peace.
Our deepest sympathy to you, your family, and Lea's family. We never had the pleasure of meeting your beautiful wife, but we feel your sorrow and loss. May God give you the strength you need to accept His will. Our heart goes to you. We'll keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers. May she rest in peace.
Waiel, Myrna, Nadia, Claudia, and Jason Hindo
Lea, although physically gone from this world, your spirit lives on and is eternal... and eternal you will always be in the hearts and minds of all those who knew you and love you so much.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the families... please pray for them.
All Is Well
by Henry S. Holland
Death is nothing at all, I have only slipped into the next room
I am I and you are you
Whatever we were to each other, that we are still.
Call me by my old familiar name,
Speak to me in the easy way which you always use
Put no difference in your tone,
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow
Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household word that it always was,
Let it be spoken without effect, without the trace of shadow on it.
Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same as it ever was, there is unbroken continuity.
Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
I am waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near,
Just around the corner. All is well.
May god bless your family and give you the strength & love to get through this most difficult time.
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
A stranger from Montreal who cares
Nous nous joignons a vous dans l'épreuve qui vous accable.
Si Dieu est venu chercher botre merveilleuse Léa, c'est qu'il avait
certainement besoin d'un ange pour accomplir quelque chose de très
spécial. J'implore le seigneur de vous donner la force et le courage de
traverser cette terrible épreuve.
sa collègue Linda Malo
Léa et moi travaillons ensemble à la caisse. Je peux vous dire que c'était
une fille merveilleuse, douce, calme et très gentille. Je vous envoi toutes mes
sympathies et je prie que Dieu vous aide à passer à travers cette épreuve très difficile.
Bon courage, Hani...et la famille de Léa
Une collègue de travail, France Arbour
My condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with the family in these hard times.
God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best and now Lea
has become your guardian angel. Much love,
May God bless the family and Hani, be strong.
Lea is with the angels and will watch over you forever until you meet again.
My deepest condolences to the family.
Our deepest condolences to the whole family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow. May you find the strength and courage through this very difficult time. May she rest in peace.
We love you Lea.
Mike Ammar & family / George Ammar & family
Je ne t'ai pas vu depuis longtemps mais il n'y a pas de mots justes pour t'exprimer toute la peine que je ressens pour toi et toute ta famille. Mes pensées t'accompagnent en ces moments si difficiles.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. My deepest sympathies to all of you. Lea was a special person with a beautiful smile and a heart of gold. We were childhood best friends and growing up with Lea, I have beautiful memories thanks to her. She was a true angel.
Lea you have and will always be in my heart forever.
My heart is heavy as I write this.
Although time and distance have come between us, as it does for many, I will always remember Lea as the smiling, pretty, blonde girl who warmed a room and made everyone laugh throughout high school. My deepest sympathies go out to all who knew and loved Lea - which I know is many.
Joy Fajardo Chatfield
Truly sorry for your loss Hani, may she rest in Peace.
My sincere sympathy goes out to Lea's family. Such tragedies can never be understood.
The only way to reason this out is to know that God needed his angel back.
Sweet Lea, your beautiful smile will never be forgotten.
Our family was saddened to hear of this senseless loss. Our prayers are with Lea's family. May God guide her loved ones in finding peace and comfort in this tragic moment.
Margaret Spinoso and family
Je suis avec vous de tout coeur, et je pense fort à vous pendant cette tragédie. Elle semblait être une merveilleuse personne, pleine de vie et de projets. La vie est vraiment injuste. Je vous envoie un peu de force pour vous aider à surmonter cette terrible épreuve...
Although I wasn't very close with Lea, I am deeply saddened to hear of this tragedy. We graduated together from Villa Maria and I remember her as a sweet girl. My deepest condolences to her friends and family. May she rest in peace.
I haven't seen Lea since high school and the memories we shared I will treasure. I'm deeply saddened by this tragedy and my thoughts and prayers are with Lea's family at this very difficult time.
Truly shocked and saddened to hear this tragic news. I know how your beautiful Lea
was the light of your lives. May she rest in peace and I can only hope in time you find
solace and comfort in her beautiful memories.
Such a beautiful woman, and such a tragedy. My condolences to her husband and her family, may you find the strength and courage to go on through these difficult times.
To Lea's husband, family and friends
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. Just know that our good Lord has you in his loving arms and will look after you. God bless you.
Michael & Carol Franklin
My sincerest sympathy to all!
Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with Lea's family in this time of mourning. Although we did not really know one another, we went to the same high school and I remember her being one of the prettiest girls in the school. I have many tears for this terrible tragedy. She is one of God's children now and I hope that this angel will rest in peace. My deepest condolences and also, sincerest sympathies on behalf of my dad who knew her well. May she rest in peace....
Our sweet beautiful Lea,
The shockwaves from this senseless tragedy were felt all over the world.
We've lost someone who was special and dear to us. Lea you were more than just a
wounderful person; always so kind and considerate to us that we always welcomed
seeing you at every opportunity. We will miss your smile and your visits, the great
moments talking. Your passing will not only leave a void in our lives, but in the hearts
of all those who knew you. Always in our hearts, sadly missed and never forgotten,
we love you Lea.
Zia Julie & Zio Johnny
Our thought and prayers are with all who knew and loved Lea.
Danny, Cari, & Jessica Romeo
My condolences to the family, may she rest in peace.
I wouldn't say I was very close to Lea, but I will treasure all the laughs and memories we had together. She was full of life and always with a smile on her face. She was a successful woman with goals set in her life, it's just so sad how she had to leave us this way. My prayers are sent to the family. Rest in peace Lea.
No words can ever make you feel any better but please know that my thoughts are with you. I have lost a brother to cancer and since then every bad news reminds me how precious and futile life is. J'espere que tu trouveras la force de traverser cette impensable epreuve.
Our heart cries. So shocking. Lea was a kind and gentle soul. We met in Cuba.
Scott & Glenna Sinclair
Our deepest condolences to the whole family.
Josie Tasillo & family
It has hardly been 2 years since we attended your beautiful wedding! You both looked so happy and so much "in love". You, most of all dear Hani must be devastated! This freak accident has taken Lea away from her loved ones. The ones left behind suffer most! We shall all miss our sweet Lea. May God and the love of your family and friends help you and give you strength through this bereavement!
Your cousins Rita & John Kayem
I am deeply saddened by this tragedy.
I send all my sympathies and prayers to the family at this time.
No words can describe how much I miss you. You truly were an angel. Always taking care of everyone. You were always there for me whenever I needed you, no matter what. I just wanted to tell you how much I love you & how much I miss you. I cant imagine my life without you in it and that is what makes this even more unreal to me. You were beautiful Lea, strong and so understanding, never judging and so very special to me. My cousin...my sister...my bestfriend... you were it all. I love you.
My deepest sympathies goes out the family and friends of Lea. This was a senseless tragedy. May time preserve the memories, and help to ease the pain.
I had not seen Lea, Michelle and Shannon in years but it was so nice to have a little reunion amongst friends over a meal just over a year and a half ago. I was so happy and proud to hear Lea's news about her recent marriage and her career at the bank. It was so nice to have caught up. I left the evening with a feeling of happiness to have seen old friends again, knowing how successful each has become.
My thoughts and prayers are with you. With deepest sympathy.
This was my cousin that was so loved by her family. Lea's grandparents are Italian immigrants that came here 50 years ago with so much hope and to give their family a better future. Lea really loved her grandparents very much! Lea was beautiful, a university graduate, and a truly sweet girl! This is more than a shock to a very close knit family.
R.I.P. Lea Guilbeault
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
Mike & Giselle Tasillo
My heartfelt sympathy goes out to all those who knew and loved Lea and
have lost her due to this senseless and unexpected tragedy.
My sweet sweet Lea, I miss you so much. This tragedy will never make sense to me. Our family has been blessed with so much through the years. From your devoted and loving Nonno and Nonna to your adoring parents, uncles, aunts, cousins, to numerous neighbors and friends, the list could go on and on, we all loved you so much, we are hurting so much. If there is something anyone could do, it would be done in an instant. But this horrible tragedy is beyond our help.
I am thankful and feel blessed that you have been part of my life for 33 years. You couldn't have been born in a more loving family. Your parents embraced you and never let you go. I lived nearby so I was constantly visiting, helping and enjoying moments with your mother and her beautiful angel.
When you were three years old, I was pregnant with my first child. The day I went into labor, you spent the whole day with me. You brought all your toys on the bed and all day we played together while I was having contractions. You made that day the most memorable.
This tragedy has taken you away from us much too early. We wanted you for so much longer.
But God needed you for so much more.
No sense can be made from this incident, so we have to be thankful and celebrate your beautiful life and the short visit you made into this world. I will cherish you and love you forever.
One of the many emails Lea sent friends and family
Around the Corner
by Henson Towne
Around the corner I have a friend,
In this great city that has no end,
Yet the days go by and weeks rush on,
And before I know it, a year is gone.
And I never see my old friend's face,
For life is a swift and terrible race,
He knows I like him just as well,
As in the days when I rang his bell.
And he rang mine but we were younger then,
And now we are busy, tired men.
Tired of playing a foolish game,
Tired of trying to make a name.
Tomorrow" I say! "I will call on Jim
Just to show that I'm thinking of him."
But tomorrow comes and tomorrow goes,
And distance between us grows and grows.
Around the corner, yet miles away,
"There's a message sir," "Jim died today."
And that's what we get and deserve in the end.
Around the corner, a vanished friend.
Remember to always say what you mean.
If you love someone, tell them.
Don't be afraid to express yourself.
Reach out and tell someone what they mean to you.
Because when you decide that it is the right time it might be too late.
Seize the day. Never have regrets.
And most importantly, stay close to your friends and family,
for they have helped make you the person that you are today
and you never know what tomorrow has in store for you.
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
Angela & Domenico Tasillo
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Should never have happened. Fly with the angels.
Chère Léa, depuis 5 ans nous sommes côte a côte au travail. Quel vide, quel manque il y a ici....
ton sourire, ta voix, ton humour, tes paroles réconfortantes pour chacun et chacune d'entre nous...
Je m'ennuie beaucoup de toi et je dois désormais apprendre a travailler sans ta présence...
L'amour que tu as répandu sur chacun de nous rayonne sur tout notre service Gestion des avoirs
et nous te sommes reconnaissants.
Merci Léa .... tu es certainement l'employée que tout employeur voudrait avoir dans son organisation.
Tu es très belle physiquement, mais tu l'es encore plus l'intérieur..
Nous avons été choyés de te connaître et j'ai été privilégiée de partager ton quotidien.
Si tu le veux bien veilles sur nous, sur moi qui t'aimait comme ma soeur.
Sincerement Suzanne Carrier
Lea, I believe you were an angel God sent to teach us all, to love, to forgive, and how to be strong, you were there for everyone, family, friends and coworkers, you were our rock, we will all miss you, and will always be in our hearts, we will treasure the moments we spent together and love you forever, and I know in my heart you will take care of us, whereever you are. love always.
Lea, I love you so much. Thanks for everything you taught me and you keep teaching me about
life and love. You were always there for me and I feel that you continue to be but in a different way.
I miss you so much and I pray to God that you are in a beautiful place and that he helps me
and the rest of us deal with this.
My sweet, beautiful and caring Lea, I miss you so much.
I will cherish our meetings together and you will be in my heart forever.
To Hani and family
I want to wish you my deepest condolences. I worked with Lea and she was a great person for the short time i knew her. Hani may Jesus keep you strong in this very tough period. Love,
Mes sinceres condoleances. Patience.
Rouayda Abousamra et famille
Lea, thank you for the conversations we had. You always went out of your way to come say hello to me in the parking lot. I will miss your smile, but forever have it engraved in my heart.
I only had the pleasure of meeting Léa but once, yet in that short period of time I found her to be an extremely beautiful, sweet and caring person. My sincere condolences for your loss.
"Seigneur, quand il fait sombre dans notre vie et dans le monde et que tu sembles tout laisser faire, rappelle-nous que ta puissance de vie sera toujours plus grande que nos forces de mort". Elle n'est pas partie, elle est arrivée avant nous. Mes pensées et prières sont avec vous.
Triste et décontenancée par cet évènement, j'aimerais vous apporter un peu de réconfort mais les mots restent vains face à cette catastrophe. C'est dans le silence et la prière que je vous reste unie. Ma tendresse à tous et à chacun, en particulier à Hani.
Salut Léa, je n'oublierai jamais ton beau sourire ni ta gentillesse... Tu vas tous nous manquer.
Grosses bises éternelles. Dur coup du sort.
We were shocked and saddened to hear of your loss. Our deepest sympathy.
Gerry de Pooter & Carolle Ricard
My deepest sympathies to you Micheline and Michel. Lea was a wonderful person with a beautiful smile. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow of an absolute angel.
Mes plus sinères condoléances aux parents de Léa et à Hani. Cette tragédie est très pénible et je vous souhaite beaucoup de courage afin de surmonter cette épreuve. Vous êtes dans mes prières.
Hani, we are so deeply saddened by what has happened.
Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.
We love you.
Joe and Sandie Chalhoub
Sincere condolences to Lea's family & husband. I did not know your daughter/wife, but her tragedy has affected me. I have made a donation to Alzheimer Quebec in the hope that Lea's memory lives on.
I am so sorry for your loss.
My deepest condolences to Hani and his family. I'm sorry for your loss.
Our sincerest condolences to Léa's family and friends. Our prayers are with you all.
Kasra Kahali and Family
Nos sinceres condoleances. Une grande perte pour la famille. Que Dieu soit avec vous.
Fouad Abousamra and Family
Mes sincères condoléances à Hani et toute la famille. Bon courage pour surmonter cette dure épreuve.
Georges Debay et famille
My sympathies to her husband and family, such a beautiful girl went too soon.
This is on behalf of myself and Tullio that we want to express our feelings which we were sadden to hear this unforeseeable and tragic accident. We never had the opportunity of meeting Lea but from her pictures and all the good words that were said from her friends and families that you were to the world the most beautiful, intelligent bright young lady that lived on the face of this earth. You left us too early in your prime life as you had so much to live for. This tragedy is not acceptable to anyone as there is no words to heal these wounds but to her loving husband, parents, grandparents and all family members just try to look back of all the past wonderful memories of Lea which might help you to go forward and hopefully the future will get brighter to all.
May you now rest in peace Lea, and pray for everyone.
Lina and Tullio Straccini
To this day I'm in shock and words cannot explain my deepest sadness. I only met Lea few times in my life and she was truly a smiling person with a wonderful heart. My deepest condolences to Hani and both families. May God rest you in peace Lea.
Uday Abdulla, Iraq
J'ai perdu une bonne amie, tu es un ange qui veille sur nous maintenant!!! Tu me manques beacoup. Tu es partie trop vite, trop tôt... quelle tragédie. Tu auras toujours une place dans mon coeur. Groses bises.
I never met Lea nor her husband but my deepest sympathy go to the entire family.
There are no words to say except an unfair destiny always pointed towards the nicest people.
Lea may you rest in peace and pray for everyone.
I am at a total loss for words. Habibna ya Hani, Lea's family. This is so difficult to understand.
There are absolutely no words to describe this tradegy. Why this young lady would be taken away in the prime of her life is beyond comprehension.
Our Guardian Angel, all our family misses you so much, for the past two weeks there is a void in all our lives, but one thing for sure you have left us with such beautiful memories, you have loved and helped everyone, our family, your mom and dad your nonno and nonna, we were all blessed to have you in our lives, even for such a short period of time. We will miss you and love you forever and we will try to live by your example, love Cecile.
Je veux offrir mes condoléances et ma sympathie à sa familles et à son mari. J'ai connu Léa en travaillant près d'elle pendant quelque temps. Elle paraissait douce et souriante. Par la suite, j'ai fais un cours de secourisme en équipe avec Miss Lea, j'ai vu à quel point elle était une personne formidable, douce, charmante et simple tout à la fois. Reste en paix Léa....
Dear fellow Vanier Alumni, may you rest in peace.
Patrice Cheeze Pham
Although I only met Léa a couple of times, it's clear to me that all of the good things that I've heard about her recently were absolutely true. She was a very sweet woman and was always smiling and friendly. Hani's birthday party last year was the first time that I spent a long time with the two of them so close by. It was overwhelmingly obvious that they were so great together.
To my friend Hani:
I don't need to tell you that Aret thinks you as a brother. I think of Aret the same way and by extension, you as well. I have been so affected by this tragedy, my brother, and I'm so sorry for your pain. The funeral was beautiful and there wasn't a dry eye in that church as you spoke. You served her memory with incredible grace. Be very proud of that... I am. This is not something that will be easy to get over. You will eventually overcome this terrible thing that has happened to your's and Lea's families.
Please if you need anything, you know I'll be there. RIP Léa.
Very sad... no words to express my sorrow! No words can recover your loss... all I can do is pray for her blessed soul and for God to give you strength in this difficult period. Time will not make you forget, but strength will keep you standing. Stay strong my friend and my sincere and heartfelt condolences to you and her family. God bless you and may she rest in peace!
Not knowing her, my heart is in pain. May she rest in peace and my prayers go to the family.
Hani, God bless you.
May you rest in peace, Lea... you will be greatly missed.
My deepest condolences to your family.
Léa quoi dire, tu nous laisse avec une grande tristesse, je commence a te connaitre, mais je voyais deja ta douceur et gentillesse que tu projecte. Que Dieu donne le courage a la famille et specialement a son mari. Tu est un ange et tu seras toujours dans notre coeur. Eres un angel en el cielo Léa, cuidanos desde abajo.
Our condolecences to both families and to everyone that knew Lea. My condolences to her husband, may God give you all the strength and help you through this painfull time.
Eduardo Marroquin & Dawn
Un exemple de douceur et de calme. T'es un ange que Dieu a ramené parmi ses anges. Veilles sur ta famille et tes amis. Tu ne seras jamais oubliée.
Colette N. (Universite de Montreal)
Douce douce Léa, quoi dire d'autre... Veilles bien sur ton mari et ta famille... Tu seras a jamais notre rayon de soleil dans les jours de pluie... Douce douce Léa, reposes en paix...
C'etait ma voisine preferer dans le temps que j'ai habite a cote d'elle. Ma mere m'a raconter que meme avant que je sache bien parler (3-4 ans) elle etais toujours la pis me faisait semblant de me comprendre et moi je "parlait" avec ellle! La derniere fois que je l'ai vu c'étais a l'halloween et je regrette de ne pas l'avoir vu avant .. R.I.P ... meilleur voisine
Je ne comprends pas et je suis très peinée par ce qui arrive. Je suis profondément désolée. Personne ne mérite ça. Mes toutes sincères condoléances surtout à Hani, famille & amis. Que son âme repose en paix. Bon courage..
C'était une fille très gentille, calme et douce. Elle avait une belle petite voix comme un enfant. On se voyait pas beaucoup mais on a eu plusieurs fois des conversations toutes les fois qu'on se croisait dans la cuisine ou à l'extérieur. Une si bonne personne ...... Tu vas vraiment nous manquer. Toutes mes sympathies à son mari, ses parents et sa famille. Que Dieu vous aide à traverser cette épreuve difficile.
Tu étais pour moi le calme réincarné de Cité-du-Nord... Un ange que j'aurais aimé connaitre un peu plus... Tout mon support surtout à son conjoint et la famille qu'elle laisse derrière elle... Léa restera toujours vivante dans nos coeurs...
Tu vas me manquer Léa. Tu étais une vraiment bonne personne très gentille et souriante. Tu étais la collègue de travail parfaite. Je voudrais offrir mes condoléances à son mari, sa famille, ses amis et ses collègues de travail. Repose en paix.
I never met Lea but I met Hani once a few years back two or three days before their wedding and his was the face of a very happy man... My heart broke when I found out... There are no words to repair this tragedy. I pray Hani and the rest of Lea's family find the strength to get through this and may they find the courage to go on. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May she rest in peace...
Même si je ne connais pas Lea et Hani, c'est une nouvelle qui me rend triste. Toutes mes condoléances à la famille de Lea et à son mari Hani.
C'est tellement affreux qu'une femme jeune et pleine d'espoir soit fauchée aussi cruellement! Je ne connaisais pas Léa personnellement, mais mes pensées vont a sa famille et surtout a son époux qui devra apprendre a vivre non seulement sans la femme qu'il aime mais avec ces images horribles gravées dans sa mémoire... Quand notre heure est arrivée on ne peut fuir m'a dit ma mere, mes plus sinceres condoleances. Repose avec les anges belle Léa.
My sincere condolences to Hani and the whole family. Our prayers are with you. God bless her soul.
Sandra Canuto Ammar
Sincere condolences to the family and Hani. Mes pensées et prières vont vers la famille et amis de Léa.
It was her time.
We can never escape our time... this is life.
It is almost always weird. I gave this tragedy a lot of thought and that's what I realized:
It was her time. God bless her soul.
Que Dieu donne l'espoir a sa famille et qu'il remporte le sourire en se souvenant d'elle!
Joe Pharaon (Italy)
Je m'appele Caroline D'Amours. Je passe par la page de mon conjoint Eric parce que je n'ai pas encore de page personnelle. Léa a été ma meilleure amie pendant les 16 ou 17 premières années de ma vie. Nos vies ont pris des chemins différents, mais je n'ai jamais cessée de penser à elle.
Léa, tu seras toujours dans mon coeur.
Même si je ne connais pas Lea et Hani, c'est une nouvelle qui me rend triste. Toutes mes condoléances à la famille de Lea et à son mari, Hani.
Je ne la connaissait pas non plus. J'offre mes sympathies à la famille et à son mari.
I never met Lea nor Hani, my deepest sympathies goes to him and to her family and friends.
Rest in Peace.
If Tears Could Build A Stairway
If tears could build a stairway
And memories were a lane,
We would walk right up to Heaven
And bring you back again.
No farewell words were spoken
No time to say goodbye,
You were gone before we knew it
And only God knows why.
Our hearts still ache in sadness,
And secret tears still flow,
What it meant to lose you,
No one will ever know.
But know we know you want us
To mourn for you no more,
To remember all the happy times
Life still has much in store.
Since you'll never be forgotten,
We pledge to you today
A cherished place within our hearts
Is where you'll always stay.
There are no words to explain this tragedy and no way to express our deep sorrow
for this great loss, but I would like to find as many words as possible to express our
love and admiration for Lea.
This link will bring you to a page of poems, stories, quotes, and images that
reflect the love and beauty that Lea brought into this world.
ninth anniversary - 2018
happy 42nd birthday Lea - 2018
Why We Will Never Get Over It
eighth anniversary - 2017
happy 41st birthday Lea - 2017
seventh anniversary - 2016
happy 40th birthday Lea - 2016
sixth anniversary - 2015
happy birthday Lea - 2015
fifth anniversary - 2014
happy birthday Lea - 2014
fourth anniversary - 2013
third anniversary - 2012
second anniversary - 2011
first anniversary - 2010
eulogies and condolences
poems, songs and stories
love is the answer