Simon Joseph Arsenault

Born: Wed., Sep. 1, 1937
Died: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019


12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Tue., Feb. 05, 2019
Location: St. Peter's Church

Funeral Mass

2:00 PM Tue., Feb. 05, 2019
Location: St. Peter's Church

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Simon Joseph Arsenault, 81
Ingonish Beach

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Simon Joseph Arsenault in his 81st year on Thursday, January 31, 2019, at Buchanan Memorial Hospital. Simon Joseph was born in Margaree and moved to Ingonish when he was 2 years old. Simon Joseph is survived by his loving wife of almost 55 years Sarah, sons Very Rev Joseph – Kansas City, Dr Andrew & his wife Dr Heidi King– Saint John, grandchildren Simon & Siena, Sisters – Sr Catherine – Antigonish, Delia (Paul) Campbell – Lower Sackville, Helen (Joe) Buckingham – St John’s and sister-in-law Theresa Arsenault – Sydney River, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Simon Peter and Justine (LeBlanc), his precious daughter Nadine, sister Anna Thurbide, and brothers Rev George and Andrew.

Having graduated from St Francis Xavier University, he entered into the teaching profession, where he taught at Ingonish Beach Consolidated School. His dedication to teaching did not prevent him from spending time doing the things he loved which included spending time with family, golfing, skiing, fishing, working in the woods, and gardening to name just a few.

Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be on Tuesday February 5, 2019 from 12 noon until the funeral at St Peter’s Roman Catholic Church, Ingonish Beach. The funeral will be at 2pm with his son presiding. Burial will take place in the summer.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to North of Smokey Hospice Palliative Care Fund, St Peter’s Parish Cemetery Fund, or to the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be forwarded to his family at

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Alice Whitty
   Posted Fri February 01, 2019
Sarah, Joseph,Andrew and Families, my sincere Condolences to you .Hugs and prayers to you all.R.I.P Simon.

Lynn Gorman
   Posted Fri February 01, 2019
Dear Sara and family;
So sorry to hear about your loss. Simon was a quiet, kind, talented, compassionate, and a gentleman. I have very fond memories of him skiing so skillfully at Cape Smokey. He was a gem who will be remembered fondly. Jen, Nicole and myself extend our condolences. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.
Lynn, Jen, and Nicole Gorman

Paula (Donovan) Mayich
   Posted Fri February 01, 2019
Sarah and family, my deepest condolences. I have very fond memories of Simon teaching me in grade 7 and also of the many hockey games I watched at your home with Simon, he cheering for the Habs and me cheering for the Leafs. R.I.P. Simon.

Paulette ( Gillis) Tedford
   Posted Fri February 01, 2019
To Simon's family,
My heart felt condolences to you. May God give you his strength and the love of each other get you through.
Paulette Tedford & family

Judy Donovan whitty and Doug Whitty
   Posted Fri February 01, 2019
Sincere condolences to Sarah and all the family - a beautiful person/family...
may the good memories sustain you at this difficult time...blessings be,
Judy and Doug (formerly Ingonish) Charlottetown, PE

Mary Sue Mackinnon
   Posted Fri February 01, 2019
My sincere condolences to you all. May each happy memory remain a joy in your hearts forever💕

Fran and Lynn Robinson
   Posted Fri February 01, 2019
Simon and I grew up together, went to school together and played golf together over the years. I always looked forward to seeing him on his mower doing the lawn when we arrived for the summer. Sincere condolences to Sarah and the rest of Simon's family. Our hearts are with you at this most difficult time.
Fran and Lynn Robinson

Charline Bourgeois Mackay
   Posted Fri February 01, 2019
My sincere condolences to the family! My mother and father were Thomas Charles and Germaine Bourgeois of Cheticamp! Simon was a cousin to my mother

David & Marie (Murphy) MacDonald
   Posted Fri February 01, 2019
Sarah, Delia & All of Simon Joseph's Family, We extend our Sincere Condolences, Our Thoughts & Prayers are with each & everyone at this sad time. Simon Joseph will be dearly be missed by all who knew Him. Marie.

Mary MacCormick
   Posted Fri February 01, 2019
Aunt Sarah, Joseph and Andrew and your family,
Please know that caring and loving thoughts are with you. I pray that loving memories help sustain each of you. I am praying that everyone finds some comfort and strength in the coming days.
Love Mary and Stephen

Cathy Pinto (Dauphinee)
   Posted Fri February 01, 2019
I’m very sorry to hear of Simon’s passing. He was my teacher many years ago. I remember him as a very kind,lovely man. My thoughts are with all the family.

Linda Williams-Davis
   Posted Fri February 01, 2019
Please accept my sincere condolences. RIP Simon. Linda Williams-Davis

Judy and John Webbet
   Posted Fri February 01, 2019
Sorry to hear about your Dad Andrew. Take care.. Judy and John Webber.

Munroe& Rhadie Murphy
   Posted Fri February 01, 2019
Extending our deepest & most heartfelt sympathy . Our thought's & prayers are with you all at this most difficult time . Munroe & Rhadie Murphy .

   Posted Fri February 01, 2019
My Heart is so sad..please know although miles are between us I am beside you ...I remember so well the day you were married ...Sarah you were so beautiful...your tea length gown ..perfect off the shoulder ..stunning hat that would turn the heads of any Royal were so proud to become Simon's wife...What a wonderful day...A life time later ..your love for each other ..your family ...stayed strong .. never forgetting the best things in life ..The Blessings of God ..Family ..and always letting Simon play golf..and not always in that order you your dear family..Kaye And Mike..xoxo

Len and Caro Ann Vickers
   Posted Sat February 02, 2019
We are sorry to hear about Simon. To Sarah, Joseph and Andrew our sincere sympathies. You lost a great husband and father.

Rod and Donna
   Posted Sat February 02, 2019
Aunt Sarah, Joseph, Andrew and families,

So sorry to hear about Uncle Simon's passing. Heartfelt sympathies to you all at this difficult time. He will be sorely missed.

Roddy and Donna

Theresa King
   Posted Sat February 02, 2019
To let you know I thinking of you and your family Sarah and to express my sincere sympathy.Praying for streanth for you in the weeks to come.

Bruce Doucette
   Posted Sat February 02, 2019
Rest in Peace Simon and my condolences to the family

Darlene Kapel (Hardy)
   Posted Sat February 02, 2019
Sarah and family so sorry for your loss. Simon taught me in grade 8 and you taught me in grade 5. May he Rest In Peace. Darlene

Marcella Powers
   Posted Sun February 03, 2019
I am so sorry about Simon. My thoughts and prayers are with you Sara and family. God bless you all. Hugs

Les and Betty Ducey
   Posted Sun February 03, 2019
It was with sadness we read of Simons passing. Although we met only a few times on special occasions at Andrew, Heidi and the children’s special events he was always a welcoming and kind gentleman. Praying you peace through this sad time and may you have many happy memories will make you smile.

Nancy and Steve
   Posted Sun February 03, 2019
Andrew. We know this is a tough time right now and want you to know we are thinking of you and family, your mom and Brother Joseph. Having a great Dad means big loss
Nancy and Steve

Ann (Boyd) Cooke
   Posted Sun February 03, 2019
Dear Sarah, Sr Catherine, Delia and Helene:

I want to send you my sincere condolences on Simon's death. I remember him as an avid golfer, skier and outdoors person and as a dedicated teacher. Losing our mates/siblings does not get easier with the years. It is my hope that the support of community and friends will be of comfort to you during this difficult time.

Tom and Agnes Gaskell
   Posted Mon February 04, 2019
To Sarah and the Arsenault family,
My sincere condolences to you on Simon's passing. While it has been a number of years since we worked together, it was always a pleasure for me to visit the Beach school and spend time with the staff that Simon was such an important part of. On behalf of both Agnes and myself, I again extend our sincere condolences.

Holy Family Catholic Church, Kansas City, Kansas
   Posted Mon February 04, 2019
The parishioners of Holy Family Catholic Church in Kansas City, Kansas USA send their condolences to Fr. Joseph Arsenault, SSA and to his family.

"Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen."

Jim and Claudia Campbell
   Posted Mon February 04, 2019
Sincere condolences to Sarah and family and extended family.

Darren and Pam (Ducey)Milburn
   Posted Tue February 05, 2019
Andrew, Heidi & family, our hearts go out to you and your family at this difficult time. Sending our thoughts and prayers.

Erica Baldwin (Donovan)
   Posted Tue February 05, 2019
Sarah and family, I am so sorry to hear of Simon's passing. He was such a kind , sweet , gentle soul. Love and prayers to you all.

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