In every stage of her life, Luce Lavertu touched people’s hearts.

“She was such a wonderful person and so loving,” says Joanne Cameron, a friend who shared their love for crafts.

Hundreds gathered, Friday morning, to remember the loving wife and mother of two. Friends and loved ones also focused on comforting Lavertu’s husband Jacques and daughter Kerry Ann.

Lavertu’s son Christopher Gobin, 18, faces a charge of first-degree murder in his mother’s death.

Little was said of Gobin at the funeral service except of the effort Lavertu made as a mother.

“You were an incredible mother to your children. You moved heaven and earth for your son…your angel wings grew too fast,” said a friend names Louise at the memorial service.

The celebration of life was instead focused on Lavertu’s “mother-hen” like qualities and her willingness to help anyone in need.

It was her caring nature that called her to work at a military family resource centre.

“I had a young son and military family resource centre and Luce was always there with a smile to greet us,” says Whitney Kelsey who first met Lavertu years ago.

Friends also took time to celebrate Lavertu’s courage to start her own crafting business.

As they say goodbye, friends closest to Lavertu say she would want them to focus on her life not the circumstances surrounding her death.

“Just remember the good times. Keep that in your mind and that will get you through,” say friend Donna Aki.