Orrick Thurston


September 10th, 1945
April 3rd, 2019

Saint-Anicet resident passed away on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 Mr. Orrick Thurston aged 73 years. Married to Sharon Thurston, fifty-one years anniversary (April 5, 1968). After his heart attack on March 16, Orrick spent two week hospital in Montreal Jewish General hospital intensive care. He had surgery and wasn't strong enough to come back to us. Passing quietly. He was a farmer returning from many years in BC to family heritage farms on the Irish Ridge in 1974 with his wife and three daughters. He loved the land and his woods. He is survived by his wife Sharon, daughters Sheila of Guelph, Ontario, Stacey (Greg Darragh) and Shannon (Kevin Staveley), his grandchildren Robert Woodcock, Nikki Woodcock (Ricky Sage), Zachary Macfarlane (Ashley Pinkerton and great grandson Koen Macfarlane), Kierstan Macfarlane (Brandon Martell), William Geldart, Kaitlyn Stavely (Keith Matson), Lilyanne Staveley (Jeremy Belfleur), his brothers and sisters Florence, Irene (Owens), Lyman (Donna), Ann (Martin), Glenn (Madonna) and Donald (Lynn). Predeceased by his brothers and sisters Francis (late Patricia), Jeannette (Fred), Bernadette (Merle), Edmund (Carol) and Katharyn (late Gordon). Visitations will be held Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 9 am to 12 pm, at Rodrigue Montpetit & Fils Funeral Home, 170 Châteauguay St., Huntingdon. Burial at Saint-Anicet Cemetery at a later date. FUNERAL ENTRUSTED TO RODRIGUE MONTPETIT ET FILS INC. Donation can be made to Betty Riel Fund. Online condolences and tributes may be made at www.rodriguemontpetitfils.com

Condoleances (38)

  • Elaine Dineen

    My Condolences to the Family

    Thursday, Apr 4 2019 5:15:41pm
  • Norma & Michael Higgins.

    Our Sincere Condolence to the family..Rest easy Orrick.

    Thursday, Apr 4 2019 5:53:07pm
  • Brigitte Curran

    Our deepest sympathies to the Thurston family. I can see dad and Orrick yodelling together again in heaven, Rodney and Brigitte

    Thursday, Apr 4 2019 6:06:01pm
  • Bob Higgins

    My condolences to Sharon and all of Orrick's family.

    Thursday, Apr 4 2019 7:09:20pm
  • Ginette Bertrand

    my sympathie to is wife and daughters and family

    Ginette Bertrand i work whit im at plant one

    Thursday, Apr 4 2019 7:10:36pm
  • Suzanne taillefer et Clement Allen

    All my sympathies to the family .we worked at Cleyn&Tinker together for many years .good memories...

    Thursday, Apr 4 2019 7:25:30pm
  • Heather L'Heureux

    Our sincere condolences to all the family. Orick you will be missed.RIP

    Thursday, Apr 4 2019 7:39:14pm
  • Bob Higgins

    So sorry to hear of Orrick's passing, my sympathies and condolences to all the family

    Thursday, Apr 4 2019 7:39:41pm
  • Michelle fournier

    My deppest sympathy ti the family

    Thursday, Apr 4 2019 8:10:55pm
  • Bernice Reid

    Sharon and Family,
    I send sincere sympathies to you and your whole family,
    Rest assured that Orricks, laugh, music and kindness will be remembered by all who knew him.

    Thursday, Apr 4 2019 9:09:40pm
  • Betty & Lynn McIntyre

    Sharon & Family.
    We extend our sincere sympathy to you and the entire family.

    Thursday, Apr 4 2019 9:20:32pm
  • Dolene Duheme

    My Sincere sympathy to all the family(ies). He will be sadly missed by everyone, but at peace now.
    RIP Orrick.

    Thursday, Apr 4 2019 10:01:33pm
  • Carolyne Quenneville Lubberts

    I am sorry to hear of your loss . My heartfelt condolences to you Sharon

    Thursday, Apr 4 2019 10:16:11pm
  • rene viau

    Sympathie a la famille

    Thursday, Apr 4 2019 11:17:51pm
  • Jacinthe Deschambault & Elmar Langle

    To the family, please accept our deepest sympathies. I have good memories of your husband, dad, father-in-law, grandpa. Our thoughts are with you

    Jacinthe and Elmar

    Thursday, Apr 4 2019 11:28:38pm
  • Norman & Pearl Fennell

    We wish to express our deepest sympathies to all of Orrick's family. We will miss him.

    Thursday, Apr 4 2019 11:35:59pm
  • James Gavin

    Our condolences to all the Thurston family, may he rest in peace.
    Jim & Judy

    Friday, Apr 5 2019 12:03:12am
  • Linda Brunette

    My Deepest sympathy!

    Friday, Apr 5 2019 9:55:59am
  • Deborah Stitt

    Our warmest heartfelt sympathy and prayers coming from Florida to you Sharon and your entire family. His smile was in every photo I saw. Wanting him to stay would be selfish, as he is in the arms of angels . That is what we all strive for in the end, to be in the eyes of our Lord, no problems, pain, and know we left our families in good hands until we meet again. He’ll never be far from any of you . He’ll be the breeze that blows through your hair, gently letting you know he’s close by. He will be smiling down on all of you, knowing he left a treasure chest of memories for each and every one of you. Just remember that NO one can ever take your memories away from you. We keep those forever. Celebrate the wonderful man that created this beautiful family. He is looking down on all of you knowing he did his job......now he finally gets to rest! Our love and prayers to all of you.............Deborah Stitt and family

    Friday, Apr 5 2019 10:40:26am
  • Norma & Michael Higgins.

    Our Sincere Condolences to the Family..May you rest easy Orrick.

    Friday, Apr 5 2019 2:42:40pm
  • Susan Gagnon

    My deepest sympathy to the Thurston Family for your loss...RIP

    Friday, Apr 5 2019 4:57:12pm
  • Ginette Bertrand

    my simpathy to is wife and daughters and family
    Ginette Bertand hi work whit im in plant 1

    Friday, Apr 5 2019 8:04:28pm
  • bill flynn

    Sharon and Family,, Very sorry for Your loss ,, A great person of A great Family. Bill Flynn

    Friday, Apr 5 2019 9:05:23pm
  • Dawn Fleming

    My sympathy to all the family. Thinking of you at this sad time.

    Friday, Apr 5 2019 11:09:58pm
  • Daniel Pomminville

    Our sincere condolences to all of the family and relatives. Orrick will be greatly missed. When thinking of Orrick, we will always remember his ear to ear smile with a sparkle in his eye.

    Pearl, Daniel and Susan Pomminville

    Saturday, Apr 6 2019 1:26:52am
  • marcel fournier


    Saturday, Apr 6 2019 9:14:34am
  • Mary Jo and Glen Wallace

    Deepest sympathy to all the Thurston family on Orrick ‘s passing. I have such good memories of very fun, musical kitchen parties many years ago! He’s now entertaining the angels.

    Saturday, Apr 6 2019 2:23:59pm
  • Sandra Leslie

    Sorry to hear about your dad, my sympathies to you Stacey and your family .

    Saturday, Apr 6 2019 8:09:06pm
  • Elaine Wood

    Our condolences to Sharon and family.family. RIP Orrick.
    Phil and Elaine Wood

    Saturday, Apr 6 2019 11:51:37pm
  • Sharon Lynn Higgins

    Sharon & Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Orrick’s passing. It was always such a pleasure to stop & chat whenever we happened to meet.
    He was a true gentleman with a great sense of family & humour. He was such a good neighbour to Mum & Dad & my Uncle Tommy......always willing to help in any way.
    He will be sorely missed.
    I hope all your wonderful memories and the caring thoughts & prayers of family, friends & neighbours will help ease your sorrow.
    I am still in Mexico so will not be able to make the funeral.
    Take good care,
    Sharon Higgins

    Sunday, Apr 7 2019 12:39:13am
  • Denis Durnin

    Sharon, sorry for your loss.

    Sunday, Apr 7 2019 1:08:02pm
  • Leonard Bergeron

    I am sorry to hear of Orrick's death at a too young an age. I hadn't seen him in years but I have fond memories of him and his sister Ann.
    I offer my deepest sympathies to Ann and all of Orrick's family.

    Sunday, Apr 7 2019 2:53:11pm
  • Danielle Forget and Yves Latreille

    Our deepest sympathy to the family, he will be missed by many, he was a very nice man and we will always remember his nice smile and his singing

    Monday, Apr 8 2019 12:00:02am
  • Maurice Léger

    Deepest sympathy tot he Thurston Family. Orrick was a great and proud lover of nature. Farming was his live. He's leaving us steps to follow. What a great inheritance! Please accept my condolences.

    Monday, Apr 8 2019 12:29:06am
  • Famille Bergeron

    Deepest sympathy to all membres of thé Thurston’s family

    Wednesday, Apr 10 2019 2:26:42am
  • Gordie and Rachelle Elder

    Our sincerest sympathy to the family, may the precious memories you have been blessed with help ease your sorrow.

    Friday, Apr 12 2019 6:13:05pm
  • Debbie Sykes & Wayne Hallgren

    My dear oldest Sister Sharon, Wayne & I are with your entire family in heart, spirit and soul. I love you and Orrick and he will always be with you and your girls. Xo?

    Saturday, Apr 13 2019 4:58:06am
  • Hope Bouthillier

    My sincere condolences to the family.

    Saturday, Apr 13 2019 6:08:06pm

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