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LYRETTE, Jacques
It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful death of Jacques Lyrette on November 18, 2013, at the age of 68. Beloved husband of Madeleine Richer and proud father of Jean-Bruno (Andrée) and Andrée- Anne. He also leaves many brothers, sisters, many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Predeceased by one sister and three brothers. Visitations will be held at LA COOPÉRATIVE FUNÉRAIRE DE L'OUTAOUAIS, 95 Cité-des-Jeunes Blvd, in Gatineau (Hull sector), on Sunday, November 24, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The funeral service will be held on later date at his hometown in Prévost. Online condolences may be made at www.cfo.coop. For more information: 819-568-2425 Fax: 819-568-2426 conf@cfo.coop.

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Published in Ottawa Citizen on Nov. 20, 2013.
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April 9, 2014
Quel choc Jacques,je viens tout juste d'apprendre ta mort. Un ami de longue date, un complice, on ne se voyait pas souvent, on avait pas besoin de se parler beaucoup pour pour se comprendre. Je revois ta joie de vivre, et tout le plaisir que nous avions ensemble. Maintenant je vais te revoir partout, te sentir partout, te respirer partout, merci d'avoir été ce que tu as été, ce fut de terrifiques années, ton ami pour toujours
Gilles Pilon
January 21, 2014
Je viens tout juste d'apprendre le décès de Monsieur Jacques Lyrette, Une personne qui aura su être importante dans le cadre de décisions et de conseils. C'est avec une profonde tristesse que je transmet ces quelques mots tout comme mes plus sincères condoléances...
Michel Paradis
January 2, 2014
I met Jacques at the CANEUS conference in Montreal in 2011. I was highly impressed with his technical capabilities, but I was much more impressed by his humanity. The world is poorer without him.
Ron Brown
December 23, 2013
C'est avec beaucoup de tristesse que j'apprends le départ prématuré de Jacques. C'était un humaniste, un visionnaire et un grand stratège. Il a été pour moi un gestionnaire inspirant.
J'adresse mes plus sincères condoléances à sa famille et à ses proches.
Christiane Laliberte
November 29, 2013
C'est avec beaucoup de tristesse que j'ai appris le décès de Jacques. À les familles Lyrette et Richer, j'adresse mes plus sincères condoléances. Mes prières les accompagnent pendant ces moments difficiles. On va se souvenir de Jacques pour sa personnalité engageante et son énergie. Nous avons perdu un homme charismatique, un passionné avec des principes forts. He was very special to me as he welcomed me so kindly to the Board of Governors of Concordia University last year. We often sat next to each other at Board meetings and shared ideas (and laughs), as well as a refreshment (or two) afterwards. I will cherish those memories of him. He was a humble man with a .generous spirit, one that his families are no doubt certainly proud. Il nous manquera beaucoup.
Antoinette Bozac
November 28, 2013
My sincere condolences for the Lyrette family. I had the great privilege of working with Jacques when he was at CRC and then NRC. Everyone new that Jacques was dynamic in fact we used to refer to him as the "cowboy" for his disregard for rules that were there just for the sake of having rules. But more importantly Jaques was know for being a wondful mentor to many with an open door and open mind. He made us all better for knowing and working with him. He will be missed.
November 25, 2013
I had the great fortune to work with Jacques at NRC. He was the best boss one could ever hope for. I have so many fond memories and will always be grateful for his kindness and support. And the laughter. My sincere condolences to the Lyrette family and his many friends.
Estelle Vincent-Fleurs
November 24, 2013
Mes sincères condoléances à ta famille Jacques. Tu es parti trop vite sans avertissement. Tu vas nous manquer beaucoup. On a fait beaucoup de chemin ensemble - au collège militaire (1863-68), voyage sur le pouce en France (1966), dans la marine, au ministère des Communications(1972-1981) et par la suite on se croisait souvent sur nos chemins en tant que consultants en semi-retraite. Tu t'es distingué et laissé ta marque partout oû tu es passé par tes succès, ton intelligence, ta vision des choses, ton travail acharné, ta passion pour défendre les causes et intérêts des underdogs. Salut mon vieux chum...bon voyage dans l'au-delà.
Jean-Pierre Lauzon
November 23, 2013
While Jacques was a vice president at the National Research Council his responsibilities included the Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics. As Director General of that institute I found Jacques a congenial and supportive supervisor. It was a pleasure to work with Jacques for the advancement of Canadian astrophysics.
Donald Morton
November 23, 2013
My sincere condolences to the Lyrette family on the passing of Jacques. I had the pleasure of working with Jacques on the Board of the Canadian Academy of Engineering. My thoughts are with you all at this difficult time.
Michael A. Ball
November 22, 2013
My deepest sympathy to the Lyrette family on their loss, and ours. I had the honour of working with Jacques as the chair of the Long Range Planning Panel for Astronomy and Astrophysics. His warmth, openness, intelligence, and support were deeply appreciated. He encouraged us to build an ambitious vision for our field and played a key role in helping it see the light of day. He was a compassionate leader and human being. He will be sorely missed.
Ralph Pudritz
November 22, 2013
Jacques was a nice man. You could talk to him and he'd listen, and when he spoke you saw that he had no pretensions. He was quick to understand value when he saw it in the people and the teams under him.
Tom Landecker
November 22, 2013
Jacques had profoundly positive impacts during his NRC years, and was an inspirational person with whom to work. He played key roles in encouraging and enabling the Canadian astronomical community to develop its first Long Range Plan for Astronomy and Astrophysics, which became the road map for our field. I valued his guidance and friendship very much, and extend my sincere condolences to the Lyrette family.
Jim Hesser
November 22, 2013
I knew Jacques for many years when at CRC, and I was saddened to hear of his passing.
November 22, 2013
I was truly saddened to hear of Jacques passing. He helped me a great deal during my NRC career. He also provided vision and leadership to the high performance computing community across Canada.
Andrew Woodsworth
November 21, 2013
I was so sad to hear of Jacques's passing. I worked with Jacques very early in my career and I appreciated the value he placed in me and the capabilities that I was building. My thoughts to his family and friends. He had such an amazing spirit that filled a room.
Robin Butler
November 21, 2013
I was saddened to hear of Jacques' passing. I knew him well in his first time at CRC and again when he returned as the President of CRC. I will always be grateful for his guidance and assistance during a difficult period in my career. Finally, I will fondly remember all the great times we had playing hockey together in the RA hockey league.
Barry Felstead
November 21, 2013
Jacques was a valued colleague at the Canadian Academy of Engineering and a great deal of fun. We will miss him
Kevin Goheen
November 20, 2013
Ayant travaillé avec Jacques au ministère des Communications, on a vu son leadership et sa détermination pour l'avancement des dossiers qu'il pilotait. Nos sympathies à la famille.
Francine Gallo
November 20, 2013
C'est avec beaucoup de chagrin que j'ai appris le décès de Jacques. À toute la famille, mes plus sincères condoléences. Jacques était une personne respectable avec qui c'était un plaisir et un honneur de travailler.
Alain Fecteau, Québec, Québec
November 20, 2013
Salut Jacques,
Tu étais un visionnaire ,un administrateur hors pair et un exemple unique de fierté,
Tu nous manqueras .
Gilles Delisle
November 20, 2013
My sincere condolences to the Lyrette family. I had the pleasure of working with Jacques at ADGA and admired him very much.
Sandy LeBlanc
November 20, 2013
Nos sincères condoléances. Jacques était un collègue de longue date au CNRC et nous regrettons son départ.
Clive/Lucie Willis/Lapointe
November 20, 2013
My condolences. I worked closely with Jacques at ADGA. I admired him very much.
Grant Ralph
November 20, 2013
I am speechless! In my 10 years with ADGA I came to respect his ability to lead but still keep his team in focus, and he always seemed to be able to muster a quiet smile when working through the difficult times.
Hal Pottle
November 20, 2013
My condolences to the Lyrette family. I had the pleasure of working with Jacques many many years ago at Oxfam Canada.
Nicole (Vachon) Bergeron
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