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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Association des anciens du 5e RALC
It is really with a profound sadness that we received this sad news. Nous perdons un ancien artilleur, un militaire hors pair et surtout une personne humaine et respectée de tous. Seul le temps nous aidera à accepter cette triste réalité. Tous les membres se joignent à moi pour vous présenter nos plus sincères condoléances et nous vous souhaitons tous beaucoup de courage pour traverser cette difficile épreuve. Marc Tremblay
Sincères condoléances à la famille et toi Mike.
Very sorry to see the passing of my friend and RMC '87 classmate. Marc's always epitomized the qualities of inspiring leadership, he will be missed dearly. My deepest condolences to his family.
Jean Caron (maj ret)
Mike, mes sincères condoléances à toi et ta famille. Courage en ces moments difficiles.
LCol Dan Matheson
On behalf of my family and all ranks of 2 RCHA we offer our sincere condolences. The Rouleau family is in our thoughts. Warm regards, Dan Matheson.
I am deeply saddened and shocked by the news of Marc's passing. I had the privilege of working alongside him for only a year and had great respect for his knowledge and talents. He made it very clear how important his family was to him, and I send my sincere condolences to you all. I know he will be sorely missed by many.
I first met Marc at CMR in 1982. He was a good friend. Outstanding officer, family man and humanitarian.
My family and I wish to express our deepest condolences to his family. He will be missed.
BGen (Ret'd) Joe Sharpe
My sincere condolences to Nathalie and Marc's entire family. We lost a friend and colleague much too soon, but Marc's family have lost an irreplaceable part of their universe. Marc was the best strategic communicator I have ever met, and his contribution to the Canadian Forces he loved will not be forgotten.
Marc was a wonderful human and inspired all those who met him. He was my boss, my friend and my peer. He lived his life to the fullest and was incredibly positive, even in tough times. My heartfelt condolences to Nathalie and his family.
I graduated high school with Marc and played hockey with Marc and his brother Mike in Valcartier. He was always very polite and respectful even at an early age. Because our names are very similar my picture is beside his in our high school grad book, so he wrote, ``To the guy who`s next to me in everything, your a good friend and you have a super name``. He was a great team player on the ice and in life. My condolences to his family, he is a man of honor. Marc go rest high on the mountain, your work on earth is done. You also have a super name.