Jacqueline Simone BUSTOS, née Verdonck, aged 87, died at Montfort Hospital, Ottawa, on January 8, 2019, after a short illness following a stroke.
She leaves behind her loving husband and companion of nearly 63 years, Luis A. Bustos, her only surviving daughter, Marie-Françoise Bustos, and her three nieces, Chantal, Katryn and Simone Verdonck, daughters of her late brother, Bernard Verdonck. Her son, Paul-Luis Bustos, predeceased her in 2006.
Jacqueline lived a full, rewarding life, travelling from France to South America, where she met her husband, and moving with him to Canada, where together they made a new life for themselves and their children. Her husband’s work took her to Mexico, Portugal, Brazil and finally back to Canada, where she enjoyed a retirement filled with engaging projects and good friends. She will be missed by all whose lives she touched.
The Bustos family wishes to thank the staff at Montfort Hospital for their efforts to make Jacqueline’s last days as comfortable as possible. There will not be a funeral, as her husband’s health would not permit him to attend, but a mass is planned. Details will follow.