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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On behalf of all ranks of The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery School, please accept my deepest condolences for your loss. You and your entire family are in our thoughts during this difficult time.
My sincerest condolences. May you find some comfort in the love and support that surrounds you. Mes sympathies a la famille et tous les amies.
I'm so saddened to hear of Marc's passing. He was far too young to leave us. My family met Marc (Nathalie and Michael) through amateur sports in Orleans. Marc was an exceptional coach in both hockey and soccer and left a lasting impression on many young athletes (and their parents). I enjoyed many talks with Marc. He was friendly, funny and intelligent. Someone to admire. Marc left a lasting legacy. Please accept our deepest condolences. Michael, Catrina, Graeme and the rest of the Currans.
Romeo A. Dallaire
Marc was a gentleman senior officer that gained respect from all through his diligence at his tasks, his sense of mission and very strong work ethic, his candid and calm communication skills and simply one of our finest and a very great source of pride to his Dad's memory, his Mom, his very close brother and his young family. He truly was a ma that we loved to serve with and had total confidence in. I had the privilege to gain from his intellectual equity and succinct analysis and very practical/logical recommendations. He was a great kid when I first met him in Valcartier at the early years of the 5e in the PMQs, and remained a young man of most commendable human engagement with those around him, a fine hockey player for the Regiment, and an example of commitment to those he loved and loyalty to all the various arenas he worked in, in and out of uniform. I truly liked this young gentleman and enjoyed all opportunities to ark and socialise with him. Courage a toute la famille Rouleau et merci pour le sens de service à autrui de votre famille.
I am deeply saddened to learn Colonel Marc no longer walks among us. He was a wonderful role model, mentor and leader. He was also an inspiration to many of us who were lucky enough to work with him. Marc will be sorely missed.
I was deeply saddened when I learned of Marc's passing. He was an inspirational role model, an exceptional mentor and a talented leader. Marc will be sorely missed.
Colonel Martin Dufour
I had the opportunity to meet Marc a few times and was most impressed by his intellect, his kindness, and his quick ability to provide sage advice. I am sure he will be sorely missed by all. My sincere condolences to family and friends, my thoughts are with you all.
Sincerest condolences to the Rouleau family.
Marc was the consummate professional who brought his amazing talent to everything he undertook. He was such a valued colleague
Krysta and Ray Armstrong
It is with great sadness that we are Learning of Marc’s passing as we know he has been fighting this battle for a while and now he is no longer in pain and can rest peacefully forever in paradise our deepest condolences we will miss his smiling face as he sits in the office and works diligently we are thinking of you all during this difficult time you’re in our prayers Ray and Krysta ..... and the Domestic Bliss cleaning team ?❤️
Bgen Louis Meloche
Mes sympathies à la famille !
Une grande perte!