The Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph is saddened to announce the death of Sister Marie Celine Janisse in the care centre of the Sisters of St. Joseph, 485 Windermere Road, London Ontario on August 4, 2022.
Irene Dorothy Marie-Louise was born in Windsor Ontario on February 13, 1928, and joined the Sisters of St. Joseph on August 25, 1946, at Sacred Heart Convent, London. She is remembered with affection by her CSJ Sisters and her sister Mildred George and sister-in-law Shirley Janisse.
Sister Marie Celine is predeceased by her parents Norman and Eva (Tino) Janisse, brothers Raymond (Mary), Leonard, Harvey, Donald (Shirley) and sister Mabel Toussaint and brother-in- law Reginald George.
Sister's initial ministries were at St. Joseph's Hospital, London as cafeteria supervisor and as floor supervisor at St. Peter's Seminary. In 1953, her talent and passion for the arts resulted in achieving a degree in fine arts. This prepared her for the next 20 years teaching art at Mount St. Joseph Academy in London. In 1973, she moved to Maple Ridge, B.C. as a parish catechetical coordinator and art teacher. Upon her return to Ontario in 1978, she was parish assistant at St. Michael's Parish, Leamington and then returned West to Killam/Daysland Alberta continuing in parish ministry. A highlight of Sister's life involved 11 years spent in the Zana Valley, Peru where she immersed herself in parish life and outreach to the poor. Following her return to Canada, she continued her connection with Peru as an active member of the Heart Links, Peru Canada Project. Later, in response to Hurricane Mitch, Sister travelled to Nicaragua, as a supportive compassionate presence. Sister Marie Celine will be remembered as a fine artist, devoted teacher, zealous missionary, and faith-filled Sister of St. Joseph.
All services will be held at the Sisters of St. Joseph Residence, 485 Windermere Road, London, Ontario. Visitation will be Friday, August 5, 2022, from 2:30 – 4:30pm, and from 7:00 – 8:00pm with a prayer service at 6:30pm. Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, August 6, 2022, at 10:00am, with Father Frank O'Connor presiding, followed by interment at St. Peter's Cemetery, London, Ontario. Online condolences & Guest Book at www.oneilfuneralhome.ca
O'Neil Funeral Home in charge of arrangements