HARTSHORN, Marie Lucille Eugenie

Passed away on Friday, August 7th, 2020.  Mme Hartshorn devoted Durham District School Board retired teacher says goodbye to many years of students and colleagues from Southwood Park PS in Ajax, ON. "Au revoir et merci!"  A small service was held at The Protection of the Mother of God Catholic Church in Oshawa for her close family.  Thank you to Fr Stephen Williams.  Donations can be made to the Brian Murray fund (https://www.oiccfoundation.ca/our-campaign/subsidized-patient-care/) or Humane Society of Durham Region.  Cremation arrangements entrusted to McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558).

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  • Aug 13, 2020

    Linda Burnett
    So sorry to hear of Mme Hartshorn’s passing. She was  a wonderful teacher to my children who attended Southwood and will never be forgotten . Both my children went on in life to have careers linked to their ability to speak French.
  • Aug 14, 2020

    robin bielby
    I hadn't picked up a paper in years so the odds of me happening by her obituary were as slim as can be. She was my first teacher, for 2 years - Kindergarden & Grade one (1987 & '88). I hadn't put much thought into how she affected my life because at that age when things go right their significance doesn't stand out. When someone is setting the bar it takes more experience to see just how high it was set. In retrospect, here's what I remember - what she gave me and I kept with me: 
    -en francais: "a, e, i, o, u, et parfois, y." Mon Francais, ces't pal mal bon, et ca vient d'elle.
    -I am in intelligent person. I should be confident in it - it's my strength. So use it, and use it wisely.
    -and, she loved us. 
    I see today that I may not ever fully understand just how lucky I was to have her as my first educator. I grateful for the opportunity to have this cry.
    Merci. Je t'aime. 

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