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1927 - 2013
On January 4th in Montreal, Mr. Roland Plourde, tender loving husband of Bertrande (Rouleau) for over 55 years, passed away peacefully surrounded by family. He leaves behind his five children: Louis, Sylvie (Claude Ouimet and his daughter Marilou), Michèle (Éric Richer La Flèche), André (Catherine Tremblay), Josée (Pierre Dufour), and thirteen grand-children he adored: Florence, Charles, Laurent, Olivier, Sophie, François, Gabrielle, Paul, Thomas, Chloé, Émilie, Simone and Emmanuelle. He also leaves behind his brothers-in-law Jacques Rouleau (Thérèse), Joseph Rouleau (Renée), his sisters-in-law Jacqueline (the late Louis Paradis), Claude (the late Gontran Rouleau), Jocelyne (the late Charles Rouleau), and numerous nieces and nephews. He was the son of the late Louis Georges Plourde and the late Rose Délima Jolicoeur and was predeceased by all his brothers and sisters: Gisèle (Latour), Yvette (Charbonneau), Gérard (Jeannine), Jacqueline (Gravel), Réal and Liette (Chamoun). He worked at UAP Inc. for 27 years, including ten years in Ottawa (1958-1968). In 1982, he redirected his energy and enthusiasm towards commercial real estate brokerage as co-founder of Groupe Immobilier de Montréal. Over his 16 years in real estate, he successfully completed several important transactions doing work he loved. Roland enjoyed a long and happy life. He will be remembered for his joie de vivre, optimism and generosity, his deep love and devotion for his family, and his special connection to the Mont-Tremblant region. The family wishes to express its deepest gratitude to Dr. Suzanne Angers and Dr. Pasquale Ferraro for their unwavering support, as well as to Mrs. Fiona Herta of CLSC Verdun. The family will greet family and friends at: Complexe Funéraire Urgel Bourgie, 1255 avenue Beaumont Mont-Royal, Québec H3P 3J1 www.urgelbourgie.com (514) 735-2025, on Thursday January 10th, from 17:00 to 21:00, and again at church, prior to the funeral service on Friday January 11th, from 10:00 to 11:00. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 on Friday January 11th, 2013 at: Église Saint- Joseph-de-Mont-Royal, 100 Thornton Avenue, Mount Royal, H3P 1H5. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy can be made with a donation to a dear cause to the Plourde family: The Diabetic Children's Foundation/ La Fondation pour Enfants Diabétiques, 306 St-Zotique E. Montréal, Québec H2S 1L6 www.diabetes-children.ca (514) 731-9683.
Published in The Gazette from Jan. 8 to Jan. 9, 2013