On May 12, 2023, after a valiant fight with cancer, Audette passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loved ones at the NBRHC.
Born on August 5, 1958 in Mattawa, Ontario to Aldor and Harriett (née LeBreton) Belanger. Audette dedicated her life to assisting others both in her chosen careers and volunteering.
Audette was raised in Mattawa, Ontario until the age of 16 when she relocated to Haileybury, Ontario in 1964 to attend the Misericordia Nursing School. Audette completed her program in 1966.
Audette began her career as a nurse in North Bay at the former St. Joseph’s site in 1968. She moved on to the Civic Hospital in 1973 and remained there until 1992 when she shifted to providing home based care with the closure of the paediatrics unit at the Civic.
Audette worked in the home care sector from 1992 to 1996. In 1996 Audette began her career as an Educational Assistant with the Nipissing-Parry Sound Separate School Board. Audette spent the remainder of her career serving the children of the LAC classroom at the former John XXIII primary school in North Bay. Audette retired in 2013.
Throughout her adult life, Audette was a dedicated member of and volunteer for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in North Bay and surrounding area. Alongside her husband, Ronald, Audette worked tirelessly to establish the church in North Bay and continued her involvement until her passing.
Audette is predeceased by her father, Aldor “Tuff” Belanger; mother, Harriette Forrest, step father Glen Forrest, and brother Aldor Belanger.
Audette is survived by her husband, Ronald Huywan. Her children, Reginald Huywan, Natalie Jones (David), Glenn Huywan (Shelley), Jonathan Huywan (Kimberley), and Zachary Huywan (Brooklyn). Her grandchildren: Liam Huywan, Karis Huywan, Connor Jones, Brooklyn Jones, Caitlyn Jones, Mackenzie Jones, Jamie Schamerhorn (Brad), Justin Huywan, Kalley Huywan, Matteo Huywan, Leo Huywan and her great grandchildren, Corbin, Emma, Blake and Averie.
In lieu of flowers or donations the family asks that you honour Audette’s memory by performing a good deed or act of service to add some kindness and joy into the world.