Mary Catherine Fougere (Wood)

I recently had the honour and blessing of offering the Holy Mass at the Funeral of one Mary Fougere who is the mother of a good friend of mine, Karen Bennett, wife of Roddy Bennett. 


You can listen to the homily which was given at this funeral and read the obituary.


May the Lord Jesus and Mary the Mother of God comfort you in your loss until he wipes every tear from your eyes.

Father David Wade DeCoste


Mary C. Fougere responding with faith as she receives the Last Rites of the Church.

Mary C. Fougere responding with faith as she receives the Last Rites of the Church.


FOUGERE, (Wood) Mary Catherine -85, of Auld’s Cove died peacefully with family members by her side in the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home, Antigonish on Monday, August 11, 2014.

Born in Antigonish, she was a daughter of the late Johnny and Jessie (MacAskill) Wood. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Mary remained in Auld’s Cove after the passing of her husband, until she moved to Linwood. She took ill in September, 2011 and was cared for by her family until she was moved to the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home in April, 2014. She loved gardening and was a wonderful cook and displayed this by her many years of preparing Sunday dinners for all of her family. She was a member of St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church, Mulgrave and CWL. She was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Auld’s Cove Fire Department.

She was predeceased by her husband, Vincent Adrian Fougere; son, John Wayne; daughter-in-law, Barbara; infant grandson, John; sisters, Laura Fougere and Mary Carol in infancy; brothers, Jackie, Bernie, Allan and Ronnie. She is survived by sons, Glen (Helen), Auld’s Cove; Carmen (Kate), NL; daughter, Karen (Roddy Bennett), Linwood; brothers, Ken (Catherine), Joe (Chrissy), Larry (Linda), all of Auld’s Cove; Danny (Jean), Cape Jack; Vincent (Annie), Port Hawkesbury; sisters, Margie (Leo) Meagher, Auld’s Cove; Barbara Thompson, Antigonish; sisters-in-law, Eileen Wood and Mary Wood, Auld’s Cove; grandchildren, John, Joel, Phillip, Angela, Jeffery, Stephanie, Mary Ann, Josh, Sandra, Brandon and Matthew; great-grandchildren, Cassidy, Lucas, Rory, Jacqueline, Logan, Jacob, Kaylen, MacKenzie and Gianna.