Obituary of Madeleine Qualo Bruce
Her Journey’s Just Begun
Don’t think of her as gone away,
her journey’s just begun,
Life holds so many facets,
this earth is only one,
Just think of her as resting,
from the sorrows and the tears,
In a place of warmth and comfort,
where there are no days or years,
Think how she must be wishing,
that we could know today,
How nothing but our sadness,
can really pass away,
And think of her as living,
in the hearts of those she touched,
For nothing loved is ever lost,
and she was loved so much.
Madeleine was born in Port -au -prince in July 23rd 1927 from the union of Leonce Qualo and Francine Lacroie Qualo. Madeleine was the youngest of ten children. She was predeceased by four brothers: Gerard, Emile ( Milot), Pierre, Roger ( Tatine), and five sisters : Georgette, Renee, Marie Therese, Raymonde,and Luce(Kiki).
Madeleine attended the school “ Les Soeurs du Sacre’ Coeur”, then afterward , pursuing a career in Accounting. In that field she worked in various companies where she met and married her late husband Pierre Bruce, in the late 1950. Toward the end of her career, she worked at “The Southerland Tours “. While working at this Travel Agency, travelling around the world had become a new passion. Her and her husband traveled twice a year to visit new exotic places.
Throughout her life love and devotion for her family was always first. She had developed that attitude of caring and devotion at an early age. While raising her nephew Claudy after the passing of his mother Raymonde at an early age.
Sewing was the number one hobby in her free time. Avid fanatic of haute couture she will use the latest Fashion patron, to create exquisite dress for herself, family and friends. While aging gracefully while the arthritis is slowly setting in, she finally gave up sewing, and embraced Cross word Puzzle, and word finding as a new hobby , until the day she was called by the creator.
Madeleine lived a great long and full life; hope she finds peace in this new beginning of her life on the other side.
She is survived by her son Ronald Bruce and wife Maryse Bruce, grand daughter Sandra, Jordan and Jason , adoptive son and nephew Claude Qualo and family, her Sister in law Denise Thys Qualo, and family, Mona Paul Qualo and family, Virginie Bruce and family.
Nephew and Nieces: Mona Brierre and Family, Karine Tassy and family, Shaina Qualo Lacy and family Reginal Qualo and Family, Stanley Qualo and Family,Jean Sebastien Qualo and Family, Clifford Qualo and Family,, Guenevieve qualo and family, Lionel Qualo and Family, Pierre Richard Qualo and Family, Alexandra Qualo and family, Sophia Qualo and family, Nirvah Qualo and family, Micheline Qualo and family, Martine Qualo and family, Elizabeth Chatel and family, Lunita Santos Ruiz and family, Maggy Cassagnol Lilavois and family, Frantz Cassagnol and family, Jack Cassagnol and family, Victor Boyer and family, Lourdes Alabre Aguiar and family, Elizabeth Abraham Elie and family.
As well countless cousin, allied families and friends: Aguiar, Allabre, Bacha, Bruce, Bordes, Boyer, Cassagnol, Charleston, Davis, Desmarat, Dossous, Dominique , Duplan, Elie, Hilaire, Lacroie, Lafontant, Lilavois, St Fort, Surpris, Sylvestre, Baron, Chapusette, Joachin, Mecklinbourg, Leroy, Fontain, Moise, Frederique, Labossiere
Madeleine’s journey had touched the life of multiple friends and families, her mission is now over. May she rest in peace in eternal life.