Near North Palliative Care Network

A Special Thanks to:


Caisse Populaire North Bay limitée

North Bay & Area Community Foundation

IBM Canada Ltd

North Bay Cruisers

Dr. Ken Runciman

United Way Toronto

Knights of Columbus 1007

Rebuilt Resources Skills Development Inc.

Northern Business Solutions

Mac's Office Supplies

Moose FM North Bay 106.5

Ohana Wellness Centre

Aha Communications

Boyd Print and Design

Chevaliers De Colomb #12101

Chevaliers De Colomb #8163

Hillside Funeral Homes

KFM North Bay

IODE Dr. Herbert A. Bruce Chapter

Widdifield Lions Club

Bonfield and District Lions Club

Northern Business Solutions

Widdifield Lions Club

Northern Business Solutions

A&A Entertainment

Aggies Flowers

Bell Canada Employee Giving Program

BEAM Blue Sky Net

Sofa Communications

Saint Peter's Church

Chip Kean and 22 Wing Band

The McCubbin family

Richard Smith, NBRHC Pastoral Care Team, and Palliative Care Committee

Miranda Weingartner

Gen McRae

Cheryl Gates, Respiratory Technician

Darren Renaud

Carol Owens

Marilyn Weingartner

Heather McGuinty, Case Coordinator for the CCAC

Bev Charron

Oriana Webster, NBRHC Volunteer Coordinator

Steve Lamb, Aids Committee

The Rheaume Rochefort Family

Jeff Johnson at Cambrian Technical Services

  • Visiting Hospice

Healing And Compassion In The Face Of Terminal Illness

Provincially accredited Visiting Hospices with HPCO


North Bay, May 19th, 2021

BEREAVEMENT NOTICE UPDATE. Mass In Memory of Darren Renaud.

Dear All,

A mass In Memory of Darren Renaud will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Motherhouse on Saturday, June 19th, 2021 at 16:00. Due to the pandemic restrictions, this will be a private celebration, not open to the public.

With so many people grieving the loss of Darren, if you would like to be united in intentions, we invite you to light a candle at 4 pm from your home. Although from a distance together we will be sending our incredible energy, love and prayers up to Heaven.

The Sisters of St. Joseph will be praying for the repose of Darren’s soul and for the consolation and intentions of his loved ones. Near North Palliative Care Network will have flowers in honour of our good friend Darren at the chapel. Flowers and cards can be sent to the Reception of the Motherhouse on Friday, June 18th, morning time.

Donations In Memory of Daren Renaud can be given online on Canada Helps You can also donate to the Wise Tails Book fund on Canada Helps. Darren wrote one of the fables of this fundraiser book to help NNPCN. Nicky is illustrating it. Together with Linda Schnabel from CareerWorks, we are fundraising now to print the book.

On behalf of Near North Palliative Care Network, please receive our heartfelt gratitude for the outpouring of messages of support and sympathy we have received from our public.

Miigwetch, Annii,

Cordialement, Kind Regards,

Monica Do Coutto Monni, B.A. Pol.Sci. M. Psych.

Near North Palliative Care Network, Executive Director

Réseau de soins palliatifs du Moyen-Nord, Directrice exécutive

Bureau Central / Main Office: Rue Main Ouest, no. 2025 / 2025 Main St W, North Bay, ON P1B 2X6

(705) 497-9239 – 1-800-287-9441 – Fax: (705) 497-1039 – [email protected]

North Bay, May 16th, 2021


Dear All,

The mass In Memory of Darren Renaud will be held at St. Joseph’s Motherhouse. Date and time to be confirmed and notified to NNPCN public in the next few days. Unfortunately, due to COVID-10 restrictions, the service cannot be open to the public.

Expressions of sympathy can be addressed to NNPCN Main Office, 2025 Main Street West, North Bay, ON, P1B @X6. Phone: 705-497-9239. Email: [email protected]

In Memory donations can be done online at Canada Helps, by clicking on this link: .

On behalf of NNPCN Board, Jenny Leblond, CAO Township of Chisholm, NNPCN Vice-Chair and Interim Chair according to NNPCN By-Laws, Section 6.1 (a) will be issuing a Note of Condolences shortly.

Rest assured that, during this time of grief, NNPCN team of professionals is there to guarantee that solid Governance and Executive operations remain secure and unchanged. Governance roles will transition smoothly according to NNPCN By-Laws. NNPCN services remain unaltered, uninterrupted, and available as always to our community.

Near North Palliative Care Network: here for you when you need it the most.

Miigwetch, Annii,
Cordialement, Kind Regards, 

Monica Do Coutto Monni, B.A. Pol.Sci. M. Psych.
Réseau de soins palliatifs du Moyen-Nord, Directrice exécutive
Near North Palliative Care Network, Executive Director

North Bay, May 14th, 2021

Dear All, 

It is my sad duty to inform you that we have lost our dear Darren Renaud, Chair of the Board of Near North Palliative Care Network. Darren passed away suddenly on Thursday, May 13th, 2021.
In this sad moment, I am here for each one of you, our Board, Staff, Volunteers, Clients and Friends of NNPCN.

Darren loved Near North Palliative Care Network. He has been, and will always be, an inspiration, our loyal and strong champion and protector. He personally supported NNPCN and me, through all good and hard moments, with his strength and unwavering loyalty. Darren inspired me often, with his beautiful loving attitude. Always humble, always silent, always peaceful, always strong.

He leaves to us his most admirable example of kindness, honesty and truth, and his strong heritage of love for the cause of Visiting Hospice Palliative Care.

We will follow up with the details of the NNPCN celebration in honour of Darren's beautiful life, in the days to come. The Butterfly Release this year is dedicated to Darren, our good friend.

We stay united and strong in our resolve to serve our community with Visiting Hospice, now for a double reason: for Darren, and for the cause he loved so much - our Near North Palliative Care Network.

Please receive my heartfelt sentiments. Our prayers are with Darren and his loved ones. 

Miigwetch, Annii,
Cordialement, Kind Regards, 

Monica Do Coutto Monni, B.A. Pol.Sci. M. Psych.
Réseau de soins palliatifs du Moyen-Nord, Directrice exécutive
Near North Palliative Care Network, Executive Director
Palliative Care Interdisciplinary Education Services, Chair
IAHPC International Association for Hospice & Palliative Care, Institutional Member, Palliative Care Advocacy, Canada Representative
United Nations Human Rights OEWG 
Open-Ended Working Group on AgeingIAHPC Delegate for Canada
UNA United Nations Association in Canada, Member
EAPC European Association for Palliative Care, Member
GAROP Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People, Member
CHPCA Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association, Institutional Member
SCC Standards Council of Canada Mirror Committees /ISO/TC 304 - Healthcare Organization Management, [MC/ISO/TC 314] Ageing Societies Member
HPCO Hospice Palliative Care Ontario, Accredited Institutional Member
CCPA Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, Professional Member

Bureau Central / Main Office: 
Rue Main Ouest, no. 2025 / 2025 Main St W, North Bay, ON P1B 2X6
(705) 497-9239 - 1-800-287-9441 - Fax: (705) 497-1039
[email protected]

Soutenez votre hospice de visite local. Faites un don par carte de crédit, Canada Helps, ou PayPal. Cliquez sur le lien ci-dessous. 
Support your local Volunteer Visiting Hospice. Donate with Credit Card, Canada Helps, or PayPal. N'oubliez pas NNPCN dans votre héritage. Please remember NNPCN in your legacy.

Le Réseau de soins Palliatifs tiennent à reconnaître que la terre sur lequel nous réunissons est le territoire traditionnel de l'Anishinaabe de la Première Nation du Nipissing sur les terres couvertes par le territoire du traité Robinson-Huron.
The Near North Palliative Care Network would like to acknowledge that the land on which we gather is the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe of Nipissing First Nation on lands covered by the Robinson-Huron Treaty territory.

Volunteers Needed for Quilting

Robinson-Huron Treaty

We acknowledge that we are on the traditional territory of the Ojibway tribe of the Nipissing First Nation under the Robinson-Huron Treaty.

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Main Office:
St. Joseph Motherhouse
2025 Main Street West
North Bay, ON  P1B 2X6
Phone: (705) 497-9239
Fax: (705) 497-1039
08:30-16:30 Monday-Friday
(closed for lunch between 12:00-13:00)

Mattawa Office:
(705) 744-3771 Fax: (705) 744-2787
West Nipissing Office:
(705) 753-5771  |  Fax: (705) 753-6130