Zoe Romanie Delrue

With love and gratitude, joy and sorrow, we say goodbye to a beautiful, loving, caring, "one of a kind" woman.  

Zoe Romanie Delrue, just 71 days shy of her 100th birthday, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at the Chatham Kent Hospice on January 19th, 2018.  

Zoe was the beloved wife of the late Cyriel Delrue (1966) and the daughter of the late Eliza and Adolf Delanghe.  She will be sadly missed by her children, Oscar (Joann) Delrue, George (Madeleine) Delrue, Gerard (Eileen) Delrue, Doreen (Gary) Warwick, and Brenda Delrue (Tim McDowell), 15 grandchildren, and 34 great grandchildren. Zoe is survived by her brother George (Madeline) Delanghe,sisters-in-law Violet and Annette Delanghe and many nieces and nephews.   Predeceased by her great grandson Kyle James (2013), her brothers, Maurice, Julian, Romain and Henry, her sisters, Martha Caryn, Julianna Lesy and Mary Delaey.     

Zoe was born in France in 1918 and moved to Canada when she was 12 years old. She loved school and wanted to become a school teacher but circumstances wouldn't allow it.  Instead she became a "teacher of life", always helping others, being grateful, looking at the positive in life and never missing an opportunity to say a kind word. During her lifetime, Zoe wore many hats:  a daughter, a sister, a farmer, a mother, a barkeeper, a lukken maker, a grandmother, a great grandmother, friend to many and Grandma Zoe to all.   

We will love you, miss you and never forget you, as your loving spirit lives on within us!  

Visitation is at the Hinnegan-Peseski Funeral Home, 156 William St. S. Chatham (519-352-5120) on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 from 2 – 4 pm and 7 – 9 pm, Prayers will be offered at 3pm.  A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 11 am in Immaculée Conception Church, Pain Court.  Burial will be in Immaculée Conception Cemetery. Donations to the Chatham Kent Hospice Foundation, Cancer Research or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

***Please note the funeral is next Wednesday, January 31, 2018***