Another one of those ‘read it and weep’ articles: for so so many reasons.
Time is scarce for me right now, so I am unable to open new pages where new pages need to be opened, and I am unable to spend the time I would like to spend finding out as much as I possible can about the the following priests referenced in the article . For now I will post a little on each with the hope that in the weeks to come there will be opportunity to get those pages put together and posted:
(1) Father Charbonneau
The Father Charbonneau mentioned must be one of the two Charbonneau brothers I referenced a number of years ago in this blog . Father Paul A. Charbonneau was ordained in 1948: Father Robert A. Charbonneau was ordained in 1953. The former was a co-owner of Bishop Euegen Larocque’s cottage, Quom Bonum
(2) Father Francis Freiburger cr
Father Francis Freiburger cr – also went by Father Frank Freiburger, was a Resurrectionist priest who was born near Formosa Ontario, ordained 1918 as a priest for an order known as the Congregation of the Resurrection. He served in both the United States and Canada until his death in 1965 at which time he Rector at St. Louis Roman Catholic Church in Waterloo. Over the years he served in various capacities and for various periods of time – some very brief – in Ontario, specifically in Hamilton, Dundas, North Bay, Kitchener.
Scroll down to page 68 in the following document for a good idea of where he was and when:
(3) Father Ulysse Achille Lefaive
Here is Father Lafaive’s obituary from the Windsor Star:
LEFAIVE, Rev. Ulysse Achille Passed away September 25, 2010, in his 86th year. Dear son of the late Achille and Aurore (nee Desmarais). Predeceased by siblings Antoinette (1996) & husband Leo Parent (1996), Jean Paul Lefaive (1979), Angeline (2008) & husband Doran McEachern (1986), Isabel (1998) & husband Vic Wyatt (1975), Fern Lefaive (1978), and Louis Lefaive (2002). Survived by sisters-in-law Jeanette Lefaive of Windsor and Winifrid Lefaive of Ottawa, and many nieces and nephews. Father Lefaive was ordained on June 11, 1949, in St. Peter’s Cathedral in London, ON. He joyfully served the people of God in parishes in Essex & Kent Counties as Pastor at St. Michael’s, Ridgetown (1968- 1979); St. Thomas the Apostle, Windsor (1979- 1988); and St. Alphonsus, Windsor (1988-1997), and many other parishes as an associate Pastor. Father Lefaive served on the Roman Catholic Cemetery Board, and the Windsor Coalition for Housing. He also served for 10 years as Chaplain and 3rd degree member of the Knights of Columbus Bishop John T. Kidd Council #4924 and as 4th degree member of the Assembly #1789 Right Rev-erend Wilfred J. Langlois Council in Windsor. Fr. Lefaive was also a celebrant of Latin Masses (Cursillo) for many years. If you so desire, donations to the St. Peter’s Seminary or to the Scarborough Missions would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Wednesday 2-4 pm & 6-9pm with Parish prayers at 7:30pm and Knights of Columbus prayers at 8 pm at FAMILIES FIRST 1065 LAUZON RD. East Windsor 519-969-5841 On Thursday, family and friends are invited to meet after 10am at St. Alphonsus Church (85 Park St E.), followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11am. Bishop Fabbro to celebrate. Interment St. Alphonsus Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca .
(4) Father Ron Reeves
Father Ronald W. Reeves sfm was, like Rev. John Stock, a priest with an order known as the Scarborough Foreign Missions. He was ordained 21 November 1935. He served in China until 1950. In 1960 he was serving at the parish in Cowichan Lake, Vancouver Island
He served at Our Lady of Sorrows, Windsor, Ontario from 1969-1974. In the mid 80s he had an address in Harrow Ontario
Father Howard Chabot, a priest with the Diocese of Pembroke, Ontario died on Tuesday. Here is his obituary:
Obituary for Rev. Howard Chabot
Reverend Howard Leo Chabot
1940 – 2018
Reverend Howard Leo Chabot, priest of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pembroke, passed away on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at the age of 77. Father Chabot was born in Arnprior, Ontario, on August 28, 1940. He attended elementary and high school in Arnprior, St. Mary’s Redemptorist College, Brockville, St. George’s Novitiate of the Redemptorist Fathers, St. Augustine’s Seminary and the Grand Seminary of Montreal. He recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of his ordination having been ordained to the priesthood on May 4, 1968 in his home parish of St. John Chrysostom, Arnprior, by Bishop William J. Smith. Shortly after ordination, Father Chabot attended the Divine Word International Centre in Scarborough. Father was Parochial Vicar in the parishes of Our Lady of Mercy, Bancroft, and St. Columbkille Cathedral, Pembroke, as well as serving at Our Lady of Sorrows, Petawawa. As parish priest, he served the parishes of St. Paul the Hermit, Sheenboro, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Braeside, Most Holy Name of Jesus, Pembroke, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, LaPasse and Our Lady of Grace, Westmeath, and Our Lady of Lourdes, Pembroke. In addition to his parish work, Father Chabot served in the diocese as Director of Catholic Social Services, the Office of the Lay Apostolate, the Office of Religious Education, member of the Priestly Life Committee, Zone Chairman of the Pembroke Pastoral Zone and the Office of Vocations. He also exercised his many talents as chaplain of the Pembroke Police Services, as Probation/Aftercare Children’s Services Division of the Pembroke Community and Social Services as well as chaplain to the Sisters of St. Joseph, Pembroke. After such an extended and lengthy ministry, Father Chabot entered retirement on July 31, 2005. However, Father Chabot did not retire to sit quietly: even in retirement from full-time parish ministry, he led workshops and preached retreats and days of recollection in many parishes and smaller groups. Preceded in death by his parents George and Cecelia Chabot (nee Cleroux), by infant brother Joseph, by brother Dalt (Judy) Chabot, and by sisters Doris (Des) Herrick and Mildred (Wib) Clarke. Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and Clergy Faithfull of the Diocese of Pembroke. All are invited to the Rite of Reception of the Body at St. Columbkille Cathedral, Pembroke, on Monday, July 2nd, at 2:00 p.m. Following the Rite of Reception, friends may pay their respects until 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial, presided by His Excellency, Bishop Michael Mulhall, will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 3rd at 10:30 a.m. also at St. Columbkille Cathedral. Following the funeral liturgy, interment will take place in the Malloch Road Cemetery, Arnprior. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul would be appreciated. Honoring Father Chabot’s wishes, the Mission with John Pridmore being held at St. Columbkille’s Cathedral, Pembroke on October 1-3, 2018 will proceed. Arrangements are in the care of Neville Funeral Home, Pembroke.
The chemo and drug regime continues for our grand-son. Yesterday was a a pretty rough day, but by day’s end he was feeling considerably better.
Please please keep the prayers going.
Enough for now,