Thérèse Gingras (nee: Morel) , of Hearst - Date of Death: December 26th, 2004 - The funeral service for Hearst resident Thérèse Marielle (née Morel) Gingras, 74 years, of 1426 Alexandra St. was held Dec. 28th, 2004. She died, Dec. 26th, at Notre-Dame Hospital after a four-month battle with leukemia. Born April 21, 1930 in Kitigan, she taught Grade 1 special education students for 35 years in Kapuskasing, North Bay and Hearst separate schools. After teaching at Écoles Ste-Anne and St-Jacques in Hearst for 17 years, she retired in December 1985. "She helped of lot of students to learn how to read, write and do artithmetic who otherwise would not have learned," son Daniel Gingras said. "She was passionate to help children." She was also vice president for the Hearst local of the francophone teachers association. Known for her tenacity, sense of humor and love of life, she was active in her parish, Hearst Club soleil des aîné-e-s seniors club, and Senior Games. She enjoyed golf, darts, five-pin bowling and travelling. She and railway worker Roger Gingras were wed in 1953. Predeceased by four sisters and a brother, she leaves her husband Roger of Hearst, daughters Louise (Michael Bourgeault) Gingras of Kapuskasing and Denise (Carl Lafortune) Gingras of Hanmer, and son Daniel (Hélène Chayer) Gingras of Sudbury. Also surviving are her sisters Annette DeBlois of Hamilton and Simone Giguère of Kapuskasing, and granddaughters Marie-Soleil Ranger, Émilie Bourgeault, Sophie Gingras, Anne Bourgeault, Katrine Lafortune and Danelle Lafortune. Rev. Rémi Lessard directed the service at Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption Cathedral. Interment will be at the Kapuskasing Cemetery. Funeral director was the Salon Lafrance Funeral home. Commemorative donations may be made to Notre-Dame Hospital.