Gratton, Denise Claire (née Beauchamp) 1943-2022
The family announces with sorrow her death in Sudbury on April 14, 2022, at the age of 78 years. Daughter of Alfred and Ida (née Laframboise) Beauchamp, both predeceased. Loving wife of the late Maurice “Moe” Gratton, with whom she shared 36 wonderful years. Dear mother of Derik (Nicole) and Robby. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Megan (Mike) Specht, Makenzie Gratton and Makayla Gratton and by her great-grandchildren Zoey and Kinley Specht. Survived by her siblings Richard (late Judy), Murielle (late J.P.) Rouleau, Lorraine (late Bob) Cooney, and predeceased by Simone (late Matty) Tuomi, Monique Boyle, and Fred (late Nancy).
For over 30 years, Denise drove school buses and loved entertaining the children. She was a huge fan of camping which she did her whole life. Playing cards, bingo and Friday game night with the girls while sipping Margueritas was always a hit with her. She was also known for her famous tea biscuits and boiled icing. Most of all, Denise enjoyed being around her family and friends, especially time spent with her granddaughters and great-granddaughters.
Donation made directly to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated. A private Celebration of Life will take place at a later date. Cremation services provided by Simple Wishes of the North, Sudbury.
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