Denise Marlene Laplante

16-Aug-1979 - 10-Oct-2019

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Denise Marlene Laplante

Denise Marlene Laplante (Chase)

It is with profound sadness that the family of Denise Marlene Laplante (Chase) announce her passing on October 10th, 2019 at the QE2 VG site.

Denise was born on a beautiful sunny day on August 16, 1979 and left this world on another sunny day at the age of 40 years. They say “Only the good die young.” That passage could have been written with Denise in mind.

Denise is survived by her loving parents, Henry and Michele Vissers (McNutt); the love of her life, her husband, Hugo Laplante, her adored children, Logan and Madeleine (Maddie) Laplante; her devoted brothers, Andrew and Daniel Vissers; loving parents in law, Robert and Hélène Laplante (Robert); her adored grandmother, Connie McNutt (Mingo) and grandfather, Martin Vissers (Opa). She is also survived by many adored aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, coworkers and neighbours. She will be dearly missed by her puppy, Chase.

Denise was predeceased by her birth father, Dennis Chase; grandfathers Keith McNutt and Burt Chase; grandmothers, Bette Chase (Redmond) and Wilhelmina Vissers (vanKessel) (Oma) and her cousin Payson Gray.

Denise completed a Degree in Criminology at St. Mary’s University and dedicated her career to helping people reintegrate back into society. As a Parole Officer, she believed that, if you treat people with respect and kindness, they are more likely to treat others that way. She also dedicated herself to educating people in the prevention of Suicide by delivering ASIST and Safe talk workshops. Very recently, she was awarded ASIST trainer of the year for her hard work with this cause.

Denise was dedicated to her family, community and her many friends. She was truly the shining light in her whole family, always the party planner, she was a “let’s dance and have fun Girls”, make sure everyone is happy, kind of person. From the time she was old enough to walk until she couldn’t anymore, she lit up every room she entered. Look up at the sky tonight and you will see another Angel, shining down to watch over you.

Denise’s message to all of you is to enjoy life, take care of yourself and girls, “Check your boobs”!

Denise’s funeral, with a reception to follow will be held on Wednesday October 16th at 11:00 am at St. John’s United Church in Fall River, Reverend Sally Shaw officiating. For those who choose to attend, her Interment will follow the reception at Oakridge Memorial Gardens in Middle Sackville. Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Breast Cancer Society of Canada.

The family would like to express sincerest gratitude to Denise’s doctors, nurses, and other health care providers for trying so hard to save her life and for taking such good care of her during her illness. Thank you as well for your kindness and support to her loved ones, especially her dedicated partner, Hugo.
Online condolences may be made at Sackville Chapel

Funeral Details

  • Funeral Service

    St. John's United Church

    Event Times:

    16-Oct-2019 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

  • Reception

    St. John's United Church

    Event Times:

    16-Oct-2019 11:45 AM - 2:00 PM

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Posted by Darlene and Jay McLay | 21-Oct-2019

From our family to yours - please accept our most heartfelt condolences and sympathies.

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Posted by Donna Redmond | 17-Oct-2019

I didn't get the pleasure to meet Denise but I had talked to her on messager. Aunt Betty Chase spoke highly of her granddaughter and her mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you Hugo ,children and her parents. Take care, Donna and Maryanne Redmond - cousins.

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