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Submitted by jessy on Tue, 09/12/2023 - 11:58:AM

We great sadness we announce the passing of Catherine Larose, who passed away on September 8, 2023, at the age of 45. She was the daughter of Fernand Larose and Jocelyne Coulombe, and the wife of Martin Sampson. She is survived by her stepchildren, Alexandre and Catherine Sampson (Leonel Cuero); her grandchildren, Lukas and Eduardo Cuero Sampson; her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law and their children, aunts and uncles, godchildren, cousins, as well as many friends and colleagues.

Catherine loved meeting new people and discovering new places, whether it was for a coffee, a meal out or travelling to any destination. In addition to working for the federal public service since 2001 in human resources, where she left her mark through her dedication and enthusiasm, she volunteered with Tel-Aide Outaouais and became very involved in raising awareness of lung cancer and the importance of research to find new treatments. She has also been involved with a number of lung cancer organizations, including Lung Cancer Canada, the White Ribbon Project, Wellspring Canada and the Lungevity Foundation. Despite the terrible diagnosis of lung cancer in November 2020, Catherine never stopped believing in life, smiling as only she could, thinking of others, and radiating energy and exemplary courage.

The family wishes to thank the Centre d'oncologie de Gatineau and the palliative care team at the Hull Hospital, as well as all those who cared for Catherine over the past three years.

The family will receive condolences on Saturday, September 23, 2023 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Beechwood National Memorial Centre, 280 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, September 24, 2023, at 10 a.m., at the same location.

At Catherine's request, your sympathy can be expressed through a memorial donation to support lung cancer research through her friend Jillian Kingston's fund at and/or the Guy Lafleur Fund at



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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 09/12/2023 - 12:43:PM


Manon Sampson

Toutes mes condoléances à toutes la famille.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 09/12/2023 - 12:57:PM


James et Françoise Sampson

Nous avons de très belles souvenir de Catherine et souhaitons nos sympathique à tout la famille.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 09/12/2023 - 01:12:PM


Kelly Graham-Miele

I had the privilege of meeting her last fall while attending a reception for the Lung Health Foundation while lobbying in Ottawa. She was so friendly, bright and dynamic. She light the room with her bright smile. My sympathies to her family and all those that loved her. 🙏💕

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 09/12/2023 - 01:18:PM



Je vous souhaite mes plus sincères sympathies.
Je pense à vous tous très fort.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 09/12/2023 - 01:41:PM


Anie Tremblay

Mes sincères sympathies à Martin, les parents de Catherine, ainsi qu’à tous les membres de la famille. Cela a été un privilège de connaître Catherine, la gentille dame sourire!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 09/12/2023 - 01:56:PM


Chanelle Monast

J'ai eu l'honneur de travailler avec Catherine lors de mon passage dans la fonction publique. Nous avions l'habitude de partager un latté le vendredi matin et parfois, de se rencontrer le weekend pour bruncher ensemble, toujours dans un bon restau, suggéré par Catherine. Catherine a laissé définitivement sa marque dans le coeur de tous ceux qu'elle a croisé, par son sourire: elle pétillait comme une bulle de champagne. À Martin, Alexandre et Catherine et à vous tous, êtres chers, je vous offre mes plus sincères condoléances. Douceur & amour.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 09/12/2023 - 01:59:PM


Laura Floyd

Catherine, thank you for reaching out to me as we both navigated our new diagnosis. You were as generous as you were kind. I hate the circumstances under which we met, but I cannot help but be grateful that our paths crossed. Your light shone so brightly and you helped so many grow. May those who love you find some peace and joy.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 09/12/2023 - 02:21:PM


Geneviève Charlebois

Catherine a été une amie de l’école primaire. On s’est croisé dans notre vie professionnelle. Toutes mes condoléances à sa famille et particulièrement à Martin avec qui j’ai aussi travaillé. Quelle triste nouvelle. Bon courage.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 09/12/2023 - 03:01:PM


Christian Sampson

Je vous souhaite mes plus sincères condoléances je penses a vous tres fort

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 09/12/2023 - 03:25:PM


Daniel Audet

Mes plus sincères sympathies mon cher ami Martin ainsi qu’à monsieur et madame Larose et toute la famille et amis, car Dieu seul sait à quel point elle en avait beaucoup ❤️! Malgré toute cette peine qui nous envahie tous et toute, on pense à Catherine avec ses sourires contagieux son humour, sa bonté et sa gentillesse. Je sais que nos souvenirs resteront gravés à tout jamais. Veille sur nous, notre chère amie et protège mon cher ami Martin et tes parents et donne leur le courage de surmonter cette difficile épreuve. 🌈🌈🌈🥹

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