Sister Jocelyne Fallu
Born in 1947 in Blind River, Northern Ontario, on the shores of Lake Huron, the eldest of three children, Jocelyne Fallu attended elementary school in Blind River and completed her secondary grades at a boarding school in Sturgeon Falls with the Daughters of Wisdom (DW). After a period of preparation for life in a religious community and teaching, she worked for 23 years, from 1968 to 1991 with Franco-Ontarian students of different ages, from grades 4 to 12.
For seven years, from 1991 to 1998, Jocelyne Fallu was in charge of sacramental pastoral training in the diocese of Timmins and adult religious education, Francophone sector. She completed a Master’s degree and Licence-level studies in Systematic and Historical Theology at the St. Paul University in Ottawa from 1998 to 2000. Upon completing her studies, she was appointed General Secretary of the Canadian Religious Conference (CRC) until her term of office ended in late October 2003. With the unification of the three DW in Canada entities, she was appointed Provincial Leader on April 2, 2004, a ministry she completed with passion and compassion for eight years.
After a sabbatical year followed by a year of volunteer work in palliative care at Montfort, Jocelyne Fallu was appointed leader of the DW community located at 424 Montreal Road, Ottawa, in September 2014. She has been a member of the Montfort Board of Trustees since June 2013.