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Notice about Michele


To our valued Friends,

It is with sadness that we inform you that our Lab Manager, Michele Breault passed away on Saturday, January 7, after a 2 year battle with cancer. We wanted to let you know, as many of you have had a direct relationship with her and continued to ask about her throughout the two past years.

Michele started at Commonwealth Oil in 2003, and since then has become a dear friend to myself and the rest of the staff, distributors and suppliers. Michele will always be remembered as a brilliant chemist and the ultimate friend who maintained real integrity in everything she did.

Having traveled and lived throughout the US, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, the Middle East and Puerto Rico, Michele was truly a remarkable woman. Among her accomplishments was raising her son Braedan as a single-mother and making a home for them in Windsor, Ontario surrounded by her tight knit family.

Michele will always be remembered as a person of contradictions. She was bull headed. She would fight with anyone (even me!) when she thought she was right, yet completely dedicated, always doing what was best for the company, even coming to work after her many chemo appointments. She was blunt, calling a spade a spade, yet incredibly sweet, shedding a tear if you told her a sad story. Even at the end Michele cried when she learned a young child had died in the same hospital room as her. She faced her illness with the same courage and determination as she lived her life. She would not ask for help and had a hard time accepting it when it was given.

We had asked, this past summer, that you help us send Michele & Braedan to Disneyland, and we were completely over-whelmed with the response we received. Braedan will always be able to cherish the memory of his first trip to Disneyland with his mother and none of us will ever be able to forget her face the day before she left. She was glowing! Thank you again for your generosity.

It has not be easy saying goodbye to Michele, she has been a big part of my life for the past eight and a half years; I can truly call her family. To view Michele’s obituary, please click here.

We appreciate your prayers and thoughts during this difficult time and welcome any memories you’d like to share about Michele. Neither you or I will meet many in your lifetime quite like her. I will always remember Michele with a smile or a funny story about her versus sadness. We are so blessed that she was such a big part of our lives.


Sincerest regards,

Fred Herdman

Michele’s 51st Birthday!


Michele Breault turns 51 today!Happy Birthday Michele!

To wish Michele a wonderful day, and send her wishes for the year to come, you can e-mail her at:


Jackie’s #&th Birthday and Party Pics!


I will be turning 21 for the 6th time on September 3rd. The office celebrated today with a cake for Dwayne and I- Here are some party pictures:

A Florida sun-kissed Michele and I enjoying cake!

Birthday boy Dwayne and Kristin having a blast!

Michele & Braedan Part II


More pictures have surfaced from Michele & Braedan in Disney World– they have been there all week and had the best time ever.

Michele & Braedan in Disney World!


Michele & Braedan have arrived safely in Florida with Michele’s niece Kristine! THey are really having a blast, Michele said Braedan has not stopped smiling since the plane took off. Here are the first few pictures:

We have to thank everyone who donated again! This is truly the trip of a lifetime for Braedan and Michele. Michele is so happy Braedan will always have these memories of his first trip to Disney World with his mom!

Benefit Night for Michele, Lab Manager


Michele Breault’s Birthday!


The office is celebrating Lab Manager, Michele Breault’s Birthday today. She turns 50 tomorrow!!

To wish Michele a Happy Birthday, or for any lab related questions, you can e-mail Michele at


Biodegradable Products

By Michele Breault

Commonwealth Oil Corporation has taken on the task of creating a complete line of environmentally safe lubricants. These lubricants will be biodegradable and non-toxic.

Why is biodegradability of a lubricant important?
The significance of this question is realized by the fact that we are more aware of our environmental surroundings and the impact these have on our everyday lives.

What is biodegradability anyway?
According to ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials), biodegradation is the process of chemical breakdown or transformation of a material caused by organisms or their enzymes. Biodegradability means that a material has the proven capability to decompose into nontoxic soil, water, carbon dioxide or methane within three years in the particular environment into which this material is being disposed.

As environmental concerns increase, biodegradability will become a higher priority as a desirable lubricant property.

Now with that said we are pleased to announce that we have released the first product in our Biodegradable Line-up, BioComm CFR 80. This is a readily biodegradable Form Oil. We also have a second Form Oil due out in the next 30 days.

We are committed to providing high-quality, high-endurance compounds that exceed traditional industry standards, while ensuring sound manufacturing processes that are environmentally responsible.

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