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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Captain Dave Scanlon, RCN (Ret'd)
I extend my sincere condolences to Marc's family and close friends. Marc was one of the finest officers I served with. He will be profoundly missed.
Fred and Diane Gallant
We are so saddened to hear that Marc had passed away, especially at such a young age. God must have a good reason. Our heartfelt sympathy to you Nathalie and Family, Diane and Mike on your loss. Our thoughts are with you all. Fred and Diane Gallant
To all the Rouleau family, please accept my deepest condolences. It was an honour to have served with Marc, a standout in every respect. His loss is so sad.
My deepest condolences to the entire Rouleau family. I had the privilege of working with both Marc and Mike. Marc trained me and inspired me and countless other officers with his high standards of leadership and professionalism. I am extremely saddened by his loss but I know that his legacy will remain strong with everyone who had the privilege of knowing him.
LCol John McNair (RCA, retd)
I hadn't served with Marc but frankly, we both served the guns and that makes us family. My heartfelt condolences to his family for the passing of a man far too soon in life.
Words cannot describe the shock and sadness that I felt upon learning of Marc's passing. He was always such an ebullient and genuine person and I held him in the highest regard. Marc, you will be missed by all. Ubique and Veritas!
Captain(retd) Barry Lewis
Rest In Peace, Sir. God’s Speed.
Mike, toutes mes sympathies à toi et la famille. Ce fut tout un choc que d’apprendre cette nouvelle. Mes pensées sont avec vous.
This is such sad news. Cancer sucks.
I knew Marc when he was in Public Affairs in NDHQ and I worked in Policy. He was dynamic, thoughtful, focused first and foremost on the men and women of the Forces. My sincere condolences to the entire Rouleau family.
It is very sad to learn this news. I had the pleasure to work with Marc several times during my my military career. A consummate professional, gentleman, thinker, and leader. You will be missed mon ami. Rest In Peace. ????♥️