Beloved daughter of Stephanie Anne Quenneville (Step-father Charles) and James Joseph Desnoyers. Cherished mother of Mason Larocque. Dear sister of Desiree Desnoyers, loving Aunt to Rex and Lisa. Loving partner of James Ritchie. Also survived by Mason’s father Adam Larocque. Granddaughter of Margaret Greenwood (G.G.) and Rolland & Bernice Desnoyers.
Predeceased by her grandparents Alfred and Lotte Vincent., Larry Greenwood. Very much loved and will be deeply missed by many of her Aunts, Uncles, cousins and other close relatives. Will be greatly missed by her close friends and many acquaintances.
“I was given this Life because I am strong enough to Live it.”
Lisa was born at St. Joseph Hospital in London, On. She lived her childhood in Chatham, On. She belonged to the family of St. Joseph School for 10 years and continued on to St. Ursuline College, “The Pines”, until she graduated from grade 12. As a young adult she decided to move to London, Ontario where she stayed. She took the Fine Arts Program at Fanshawe College. This allowed her to create beautiful works of art on different media. She worked a few different jobs along the way and her last job was at Norma Jean’s for 10 years eventually becoming a Manager.
She continued to upgrade her studies several times but her illness would set her back. More treatments and determination she pushed through and was not wavered to let the illness run her life.
Her love of travel started very young as she was sponsored to visit Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia. Later, she travelled to Cuba, Florida and Mexico which she felt she would love to live one day.
Always athletic she found a way to keep fit, whether roller blading, kick boxing, yoga and meditation or just walking her beloved dog, Harley. Lisa enjoyed baseball and belonged to several Slow Pitch Teams.
Her true gift was the birth of her son, Mason. She loved and adored him. She also enjoyed spending time with her family and was always ready for gatherings with her friends.
One of her favorite things to say to people was, “Make lots of Memories - Live in the Moment.” We have no doubt that she chose to live that way.
We would like to extend our warm thanks to the team of Doctors, Nurses, Social Workers, at London Health Science Center, In-home Palliative Care team, St Joseph Hospice, Southwest LHIN and many more people who were directly involved with Lisa’s care. Your dedication and support were extremely appreciated and will always be remembered.
Also, to the family and friends who supported her with kindness, love and support to keep her spirits up. It made a huge difference in her daily journey.
Due to the Covid -19 pandemic, Lisa's Celebration of Life will be held after restrictions have been lifted and announces at a later date.
In Lisa’s memory donations may be made to London Humane Society. Messages and condolences may be left at www.forestcitycremation.com. Please Lisa's obituary notice on Facebook.