Pascale DeFrahan

I was born in Bukavu, Congo. We immigrated to Montreal shortly after. I spent my youth in Montreal; moved to Halifax for a few years and then finally to Ottawa. I went to college in Ottawa and started working at a bank. I am still employed at the same bank as a Project Manager.

I spent most of my married life in Montreal and Toronto. My 2 children and two grandchildren live in Toronto. 

When I moved back to Ottawa I was determined to rebuild my faith…St. Mary’s was just up the street! I attended various formation events at St. Mary’s. From there, I rebuilt my relationship and  commitment to God. 

I help with the Library Ministry and Welcome Ministry. 

What I love about St. Mary’s

Community. They are my family.

Favourite Saint

St. Joseph: humble, devoted, faithful, courageous.

Favourite Ottawa coffee spot

Artisan Bakery/Eatery – right behind my house! Great coffee and food – especially breakfast – and the atmosphere is welcoming, trendy and so “Hintonburg”.

Favourite Travel Destination

North Myrtle Beach: my father took us there for summer vacation almost every year. Even though we could not really afford it, spending time with family on vacations was a priority and the memories never left us. 

Favourite movie and TV show

The Book of Eli

Governance Chair
Jonathan Rogers