Carole Mainville

Carole Elizabeth Mainville (Huestis)

Friday, April 23rd, 1943 - Tuesday, May 4th, 2021
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MAINVILLE—May 4th, 2021, at Ottawa General Hospital, Carole Elizabeth Mainville, age 78 years. Born at Saint John, New Brunswick, in 1943, she is the youngest child of the late Percy Lee Huestis and Edna Elizabeth Cyr. Although her family moved to Ontario in the late 1940s, Carole was proud of her Maritime roots and her mixed Loyalist and Acadian heritage. She married the late Claude Mainville in 1959 and they spent twenty-five years together before his premature passing in 1985. He was the love of her life, a fact that was not lost upon the many lives they touched as founding members of Cornwall Marriage Encounter. She is survived by four devoted children, Curtis (Theresa) of Wellington, Corey (Angela) of Utterson, Colette (David Francis) and Christine (Christian Ouimet) of Ottawa. Nana is fondly remembered by nine grandchildren, Jessica, Olivia, Bella, Sam, Emma, Nicholas, Sara, Ève, and Annik. Carole is the last of her generation, having endured the passing of one sister, Betty Vieulleux, and three brothers, Richard, William (“Billy”), and Ralph, all of whom died well ahead of their time. She leaves over forty nieces and nephews to mourn her loss. She was a long-time employee of the Hotel Dieu Hospital and community volunteer with the Children’s Treatment Centre. Carole was resilient, compassionate, dignified, and demonstrated a tremendous capacity to love. She will be sorely missed. Special thanks are extended to her devoted friend and neighbour, Mary Lalonde, without whom these last few years would have been unbearable. A private family visitation will be held at Wilson’s Funeral Home, 822 Pitt Street, Cornwall per COVID protocols; mass of Christian burial and celebration of life to follow at a later date. Donations to the Children’s Treatment Centre ( in lieu of flowers would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences may be made at
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Rene Carriere

Posted at 03:22pm
Curtis,Corey,Colette and Christine,
Your mom and dad were incredible people and we feel privileged to have known them.
Our deepest and heartfelt condolences.
Rene and Christine Carriere

Lisa Huestis

Posted at 11:29am
I too was saddened to learn of Carole's passing.
We last spoke on her birthday - April 23 - and I'm so glad we did. My brothers (Mark, Paul, Chris and Todd) have fond memories of our summer cottage vacations and visits with Carole, Claude and the "C" kids - Curtis, Corey, Colette and Christine as well as the Mainville family visits to our house in Willow Beach. Not only will Carole be reunited with Claude and her sister, Betty, but her much loved brothers, Richard and Billy, as well. Carole was sweet, kind and gentle.
Curtis, Corey, Colette and Christine, I hope your memories and love of your mom will help you through these difficult times.
With love,
Lisa Huestis


Posted at 10:41am
Dear Curtis, Corey, Colette and Christine
Sorry to hear this sad news of your Mom's passing. Deepest sympathies and warm hugs to all of you. The loving tribute you share is perfect! I still remember her telling me "when I see the ocean I know God exists." Your Mom was an inspiration in my life! It truly was my honor and privilege to be your "babysitter" . She always made me feel welcome and part of your family! So many fond memories, laughs, pizza and fun times in the swimming pool. She always took time to listen and her heart was wide open. I will always remember her beautiful smile, her strong faith and the loving kindness she shone so bright. May your best memories of her comfort you. Sending love, prayers and blessings from my heart
Your babysitter , Gwen


Posted at 03:30pm
My dearest sympathies on the loss of your Mom. She was indeed a wonderful person. I have many fond childhood memories hanging out with the all the gang on Elsie street. She made the BEST grilled cheese sandwiches! I remember all those birthday cakes looking for the foil wrapped coins. I would bump into her now and again at various functions and we would catch up on all the family news. She was so very proud of her family. I know you will miss her dearly. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Sending you all love and hugs. Please take care your old friend Nancy Servage.

Nicole Mainville-Lalonde

Posted at 08:58pm
Curtis, Corey, Colette and Christine, my sincere condolences. I was so sad to hear of your mom's passing. I will always treasure the time that I spent swimming in your pool. Your mom and dad were always so welcoming. I am happy that I had an opportunity to talk to your mom recently and tell her how special she was to me. She will always have a special place in my heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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