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Submitted by katrina on Tue, 08/09/2022 - 02:44:PM

Born October 1, 1939 in Curran, ON and died on August 6th, 2022 in Ottawa.   Daughter of Blanche Aurore Laffoley and Dominique Lortie, sister to the late Joanne Poulsen (Poul Poulsen d.) Sidney, B.C. to the late Ubald Lloyd Lortie (brother) and the late Gaston Edmond Lortie (brother).  Life partner of the late Brahm Kosasky.  Aunt to John Lortie (Lauren Eisler) of Victoria, B.C. and Peter Lortie of Gatineau, PQ.

Monique graduated as an x-ray technician at the Ottawa General Hospital (1960) and worked in hospitals in Montreal and Ontario. She received her BA from St-Patrick’s College (1969) Honours Carleton University.  She pursued a career in communications in the Public Service of Canada.  Monique loved and enjoyed her family, her partner, her good friends, especially Dorothee Cameron and Linda Gorman Pike, the arts, travel, skating on the Rideau Canal, her cats, good books, good movies, good food and good wine.

Friends and family are invited to a funeral mass at St. Theresa Roman Catholic Church (95 Somerset St W, Ottawa) on Thursday, August 18th, 2022 at 10:30am followed by the interment at Beechwood, Funeral, Cemetery and Cremation Services (280 Beechwood Ave.)  In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to a charity of your choice.

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 08/10/2022 - 11:18:AM


Claire McQuinn

My fondest memory of Monique is our 3-week trip to Brazil in the early '80s. Monique, Dorothee and I had a "once in a lifetime" vacation we never forgot. Rest in peace, Monique; you will not be forgotten.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 08/14/2022 - 10:24:AM


Janice Johnston

So sorry to hear about Monique. Although we were not in touch in later years, she was in my wedding party years ago. I met her accidentally in downtown Ottawa and had a chance to have a chat with her. I am sorry that I will not be able to attend her funeral as I will be away. I will always remember my friend.

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