A first class family man and an esteemed member of the Canadian Armed Forces
On April 5, 2020, Marc Rouleau passed away peacefully at his home at the age of 54. Marc was thoughtful in his words and actions, always quick witted and he lived with intention and purpose. Most of all, he took unmeasurable pride in his family's team-like approach to life and unconditional love for one another.
His legacy lives on through his wife and best friend Nathalie, his children Nicolas (Mary Anne), Alexa (Jean-Christian) and Michaël (Marina), his loving mother Diane (and late father Normand), his brother Mike, his mother-in-law Colette (and late father-in-law Roland), his brothers-in-law Guy (Jocelyne) and Denis (Paula), his nephews Kevin (Stéphanie), Jonathan (Sonia) and late Marc-Alexandre, his niece Annabelle (Dante) and his first grandchild. After being diagnosed with cancer, Marc's known resilience was exemplary and his desire to fight never wavered.
A church service will be held at a later date in Orleans, Ontario for family and friends to celebrate Marc's life.
In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Ottawa Hospital Eye Institute or the Canadian Cancer Society.
Un père d'exception et un membre estimé des Forces armées canadiennes
Le 5 avril 2020, Marc Rouleau s'est éteint paisiblement à sa demeure à l'âge de 54 ans. Marc était un homme réfléchi dans ses paroles et ses actions, vif d'esprit, et il a vécu sa vie avec intention et bienveillance. Sa plus grande fierté résidait dans le soutien mutuel et l'amour inconditionnel qui règne dans sa famille. Marc rayonnait en voyant sa femme et ses enfants s'épanouir dans leurs entreprises respectives.
Son héritage se perpétue à travers sa femme et sa meilleure amie Nathalie, ses enfants Nicolas (Mary Anne), Alexa (Jean-Christian) et Michaël (Marina), sa mère Diane (feu Normand), son frère Mike, sa belle-mère Colette (feu Roland), ses beaux-frères Guy (Jocelyne) et Denis (Paula), ses neveux Kevin (Stéphanie), Jonathan (Sonia) et feu Marc-Alexandre, sa nièce Annabelle (Dante) et son premier petit-enfant. Après avoir été diagnostiqué d'un cancer, Marc a fait preuve d'une résilience remarquable et son désir de vivre n'a jamais faibli.
Un service religieux aura lieu à une date ultérieure à Orléans, en Ontario, pour la famille et les amis afin de célébrer la vie de Marc.
En guise de sympathie, un don à l'Institut de l’œil de l'Hôpital d'Ottawa ou à la Société canadienne du cancer serait grandement apprécié.
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Like so many others, I’m shattered to lose so special a friend. And my heart aches for you, Nat, Nico, Alexa and Mikey. Marc spoke of his beautiful family at every opportunity and more, lamented how his illness impacted each of you. Marc was a giant of humanity and I know he instilled in you this most admirable legacy.
I wish you a gentle journey on your path of grief.
I am so incredibly sorry.
To Nathalie, Diane, General Mike and family, my sincere condolences on Marc’s passing.
Ubique, Stand Easy, Col Peter Williams (Ret’d)
I did not know Marc personally but I served with his Dad in Valcartier so I saw Marc growing up. Norm was my BC when I graduated from RMC so the Rouleau family has a special place in my heart. Please accept my condolences on Marc's passing. A life too soon ended.
Robert and Darlyne Beaudry
What a great loss! Our hearts and prayers go out to his mother Diane, his brother Mike, his wife Nathalie, and his family. We have known Marc since he was a pre-schooler, and saw him grow and develop into the superb man that he was. Our sincere condolences.
BGen (ret) David Patterson
Please accept my sincere condolences for this sad loss to the entire Rouleau family. Cherish the memories of happier times.
Rich and Donna Voss
To Mike and the Rouleau family, we offer our sincere condolences on Marc's passing.
Warm Regards, Rich and Donna Voss, Kingston Ontario
Dianne and Pierre Boucher
We are shocked and chagrined to learn of Marc’s passing so much before his time. To Nathalie, his children Nicolas, Alexa and Michaēl, his mother Diane and brother Mike our deepest condolences and prayers at this most difficult time.
Ubique, Stand Easy. Col Pierre Boucher (Ret’d)
Col Telah Morrison and Col Stephane Boucher
I am very deeply saddened by this news. Marc and I served together in Croatia, and he was a true gentleman, confident and friend. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. To the entire Rouleau family, please know that Stephane and I, and our boys, are with you at this most difficult time. We send all of our love and prayers.
Marc was a very impressive gunner officer, intelligent, dedicated, well balanced, discrete and a superb leader.
To Diane, à Nathalie et Mike et toutes les familles je vous envoie mes plus sincères condoléances de la part de France et moi-même.
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Please accept my heartfelt condolences, knowing that the entire Rouleau family is in my thought and prayers.