Bluteau, Rosaire
November 22, 2019

Mr. Rosaire Bluteau

1934 – 2019

Our dear Rosaire passed away peacefully at the Lakeshore General Hospital on November 22, 2019, after a short illness and a battle with Alzheimer’s.

Born in St. Thomas near Albanel (Quebec), he was the tenth child of a family of twelve. After completing his secondary education at the Seminary of Chicoutimi boarding school, he worked briefly in forestry before commencing a 35-year career with the Royal Canadian Air Force and subsequently the Ministry of Defence.  He then began enjoying an active retirement, working as a volunteer guide at the airport and a badminton instructor at the YMCA for many years.  He was also a longtime member of the Clairpoint Tennis Club.

He will be sadly missed by his friend and companion of 22 years, Linda Sainsbury, her daughter Laure Elkeslassy (François-Xavier Donnedieu) and their three children for whom he was a much-loved honorary grandfather.  He will also be lovingly remembered by his surviving siblings, Arthur, Reine-Marguerite, Geraldine (Alexandre Lavoie), Fernande, Lucie and Cécile, and his many nieces and nephews.

Following his wishes, there will be no funeral, but a reception will take place at Voluntas (4695 boul. St-Jean, DDO) on Sunday, December 8th from 1pm to 4pm for his family and friends to gather and share their memories of Rosaire. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation in Rosaire’s memory to the Alzheimer Society of Montreal.


Celebration of Life

Voluntas Commémoration

4695, boul. St-Jean, Dollard-des-Ormeaux (Qc) H9H 2A7

Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

12 responses

  1. Irma

    November 27, 2019 at 1:21 pm

    Will always be remembered with great fondness. My condolences to all who loved him.

  2. George Sandell

    November 28, 2019 at 9:03 am

    I have many memories of Rosaire and I travelling together in the Air Force. As a friend I loved him dearly. I cherish the memories.

  3. Jean Pierre Bluteau

    November 28, 2019 at 2:36 pm

    My sincere sympathies to the family
    and friends. Uncle Rosaire was one of my favorites, he was a great storyteller and we will miss him.

    and friends, Uncle Rosaire was one of

    my favorite and I have great

    memories of him and was a great story teller, sure going to miss him.

  4. Caroline Tremblay-Loesch

    November 28, 2019 at 3:02 pm

    You will be sorely miss….

  5. Kim Sandell

    December 4, 2019 at 3:25 am

    Rosaire was a gentle and kind soul… I can hear his little laugh in my head just thinking about him. He told the best stories and was an even better listener and guidance counselor. I will think of him often and will miss him… much love to Linda and all of his family.

  6. Granier A.M

    December 4, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    Je n’ai pas eu la chance de connaitre Rosaire, mais mon amie Linda.m’a beaucoup parlé de lui. Il va beaucoup lui manquer mais après cette longue maladie il a trouve la sérénité .

  7. Louis Labine

    December 6, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    My sincere sympathies to the Bluteau’s family. I had the pleasure and the opportunity to work with Rosaire at 207 CFTSD Montreal in the 1990’s . Sorry to hear about his departure.

  8. jam plamondon

    December 6, 2019 at 3:23 pm

    Rosaire fut un très bon camarade de travail et plaisant à travailler avec. Nous avons partagés de bons moments ensemble et son bon sens d’humour a sut faire rire bien du monde au travail. Nous l’avons beaucoup manqué après son départ pour sa retraite. Je lui souhaite un beau voyage là-haut. Qui puisse reposer en paix.

  9. Audrey

    December 6, 2019 at 5:24 pm

    My sincere condolences to the family and loved ones.

  10. Chantal Brisebois

    December 6, 2019 at 5:36 pm

    J’offre mes plus sincères condoléances à à famille Bluteau ainsi qu’à Linda sa compagne. On se rappellera de Rosaire pour sa jovialité, sa sincérité et sa grande sagesse. Repose en paix mon ami.

  11. Nevin & Harji

    December 8, 2019 at 11:00 am

    Linda and family..
    We pray that in the midst of your sorrow you find comfort in all the joyful memories shared.

  12. Diane Vachon

    December 8, 2019 at 2:48 pm

    Mes sincères condoléances Linda, famille et amis. Je garde un bon souvenir de vous Rosaire collège de travail 2e Agence/207 CFTSD. Repose en Paix.


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