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Submitted by adele on Wed, 01/25/2023 - 01:16:PM

It is with extreme sadness that we announce the passing of Alain Serge Hodak on November 25th 2022 at the age of 64 following a nearly three-year battle with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. Diagnosed in spring of 2019, Alain battled the disease with courage, and faced its consequences with grace and dignity.

Beloved husband, father and grandfather, he leaves behind his wife Suzanne (nee Côté), his children Isabelle (Christian Michaud), Christian (Janelle Malo) and Marie-Eve (Chris Fliesser) and his precious grandchildren Élodie and Raphaël. 

Alain was predeceased by his parents: Jean Hodak and Rosette Lessard as well as his sister Jocelyne. 

He also leaves in grief his brother Michel (Monique), sisters Nicole (Marc), Carole (Alain) and Tara (Nico) as well as many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, family and friends. 

For most of his career, he worked as an engineer in the Department of National Defence. He passed along his love for engineering to his son, Christian and his daughter, Marie-Eve. Alain was passionate about research and technology development. He was so proud to be the recipient of the first drone-assisted lung transplant.

Above all, he was devoted to his family and friends, and he had an incredible sense of humour.  

The Celebration of Life will be held at the Beechwood Funeral and Cemetery Services, 280 Beechwood Avenue in Ottawa on Saturday April 22, 2023 at 1 p.m. 

Family and friends are all welcome to join us in sharing beautiful memories of Alain.

For those unable to attend, it will be possible to watch the ceremony live via livestream. Click on the above tab to register.

If you feel compelled to donate to a cause in honor of Alain, donations to UHN Foundation to support lung transplant research and innovation at Toronto General Hospital would be appreciated by the family. Please visit or call 416-603-5300. In keeping with Alain’s interests in innovation and research, the funds will be used for continued development of drone-based organ transport systems and support of rapid diagnostics technologies to enable more effective organ assessment and allocation in lung transplantation.  

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Saeed Toolabi

In few occasions that i had a chance to speak with Alain, he was extremely professional and kind. Alain treated every one fairly with respect. He will be missed. Rest in peace .

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Jinny Williamson

Mes sincères condoléances Suzanne, aux enfants et tous les autres membres de la famille. J’ai ressenti une profonde tristesse en apprenant le décès d’Alain. Il a été un fier, généreux et fidèle collègue de travail pendant plusieurs années. Je garderai plusieurs agréables souvenirs d’Alain.

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Nathalie Bergeron

Mes plus sincères condoléances ma chère Suzanne en te souhaitant beaucoup de paix et de sérénité dans cette difficile épreuve. Que les plus beaux souvenirs et moments vécus avec Alain fassent place à la grande tristesse ressentie par son départ. Je pense à toi xxx

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Robert Bouchard

Mes plus sincères condoléances à toute la famille d’Alain. I worked 25 years with DND on equipment acquisition projects and had the great pleasure of working on and off with Alain. I will remember with fond memories his technical advice and good sense of humour. Rest in peace.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 04/16/2023 - 07:31:PM


Josée Pagé

Ma chère cousine, je t'offre mes sincères condoléances pour cette grande perte pour votre famille. Je pense à vous tous.

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Robert McDonald

I was so saddened when I received the news that Alain had passed away. Such a wonderful man full of life, caring, and compassion. His sincere and honest way of engaging everyone he met will be one of the big memories for me. You always felt like family when talking with Alain. That and how he sees family as first and foremost in life. He leaves a long-lasting positive outlook on life and one I hope to better instil into my own. Alain, you will be missed my friend. Love to Suzanne and family.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 04/20/2023 - 11:19:AM


Harry Godau

Although I only met Alain a couple of times he will be remembered as a full-of-life, fun-loving person.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 04/20/2023 - 12:48:PM



Cher Alain ,
tu es le premier membre de la famille de Jean-Charles que j’ai rencontré,il a choisi de me présenter son cousin adoré et quel ambassadeur de choix ! Tu avais beau vivre à Ottawa, tu es un des membres de la famille le plus proche de nous tant nous avons d’affection pour toi. A chaque étape de la vie de notre famille, toujours tu étais là.
C’est à travers Suzanne et les enfants que nous continuerons de te voir et de t’attendre. A chaque visite à venir de Suzanne, tu seras là, de Christian , Isabelle, Marie-Eve et leurs familles , tu seras là. A Montmartre, sur les champs Élysées, au jardin des Tuileries… tant de lieux que tu aimes et qui te rappellent à nous. Tu seras pour toujours dans nos cœurs et nos pensées.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 04/20/2023 - 01:42:PM


Alain Pagé

Sincères condoléances à toi Suzanne ainsi qu’aux enfants
Alain et Manon

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 04/21/2023 - 02:59:PM


Pierre Pagé

Chère Suzanne et les enfants et petits-enfants
Aucun mot, aucune parole ne peuvent effacer en ce moment la peine et le vide que vous éprouvez. Je suis bien placé pour le ressentir avec vous. Mais il y a toujours la lumière au bout du tunnel. La vie, avec son cortège de beautés, saura venir vous émerveillé de nouveau.
Mes plus sincères condoléances

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