This year will mark the 20th year anniversary of François’ mother, Pierrette Peloquin, passing away from cancer. To highlight this memory and Breast Cancer Awareness month we want to help Susan G. Komen save lives and end breast cancer forever.
Pierrette was known for her energy to enjoy life and bring people together…something that obviously often included wine and “bouchées”. Young, she broke barriers for a woman raised in a rural world where education, international traveling and working independently were reserved to men. Later, this desire for exploration embraced her early adoption for natural/organic foods and yoga. As an elementary teacher for 20 years, she had this amazing empathy and passion to help people grow internally around her.
She was a loving wife, mother, daughter and sister with a smile that couldn’t leave anyone indifferent but cancer took her away from her loved ones at the age of 51. At the age of 46, she was first diagnosed with breast cancer that was treated with chemotherapy as part of a research program designed around bone marrow transplant. She had 3 years of promising remission where during that time, she was able to again enjoy one of her passions, travelling. Unfortunately, cancer came back and attacked her brain. She fought through brain cancer for almost a year before passing away on November 10, 2002. To this day, she left her mark on so many people and in many circumstances, we keep talking about how she impacted us…obviously with a glass of wine and some hors d’oeuvres to make her smile again in the sky.
We are now dedicating this Oyster/Champagne gathering as a representation of her joy for life, people and unprecedent pleasure to entertain those she loved. During the night you will hear many French songs she used to play when entertaining friends and family.
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Thank you for helping celebrate our loved one. Together we are working toward ending breast cancer forever.