November 11, 2016


It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Pierre Duhamel after a long and heroic battle with cancer. Pierre passed away peacefully at the West Island Palliative Care Residence on November 11, 2016, surrounded by family and friends.

Handsome, charming and generous to a fault, he will be greatly mourned by his loving wife Rosalyn Beaudoin, the love of his life and partner, his children, Yannick Duhamel (Natasha Coulomb), Pascale Duhamel and Alexandre Duhamel, and their mother Annette Picard, his step-children Stephanie Nolan (Graham Wilkinson) and Jayem Nolan (Karena Cobden), grandchildren Nathan, Philip, Fay, Johnathan and Rebecca and great-granddaughters Penelope and Savannah.

Pre-deceased by his cherished brother George of Italy (Antonella Iurilli), and mourned by his beloved brothers Claude (Jocelyne Jolin) and Lucien (Therese Fraser). Pierre will also be missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and clients.

A man of many talents, he will long be remembered for his wonderful sense of humour, his passion for the visual arts, his many paintings, sculptures and photographs, and for entertaining both young and old with his magic and pantomime.

A man of the utmost integrity, compassion, and a deep understanding of human nature, Pierre spent his career in the field of Human Resources and eventually co-founded Beaudoin Duhamel Transitions Inc. where he helped thousands with their careers over the years.

He was extremely grateful for the wonderful care he received and we sincerely thank Dr. Jason Agulnik and his team at the Montreal Jewish General Hospital, his pivot nurse Tara Jesion, the exceptional care from the West Island Palliative Care Residence, the personnel at the CLSC Lac St Louis, NOVA, and Nathalie Turgeon, Pharmacist and her team for the professional and extraordinary attention to his needs.

A private celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

Donations can be made to the West Island Palliative Care Residence or the Montreal Jewish General Hospital in his memory.

To leave online condolences please visit voluntas.ca.

16 responses

  1. Shane Nolan

    November 17, 2016 at 10:43 am

    My sincerest condolences to Rosalyn and the family on your loss. Pierre leaves this earthly life with a wonderful legacy of character and memories left behind. He begins his eternal life with his genuine smile intact still warming us in our daily reminders of a special man.

    • Rosalyn Beauoin

      November 21, 2016 at 10:24 am

      Thank you Shane. Yes Pierre was a very special man and I shall miss him forever.

  2. Maureen Gedney

    November 17, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    Our deepest condolences to you, Rosalyn and your family. Pierre was a fighter. He was in our thoughts often. Be strong as we know you will be.
    David & Maureen

    • Rosalyn Beauoin

      November 21, 2016 at 11:06 am

      Thank you Maureen. Yes he was a fighter. Heroic in fact He never complained, was never a victim and accepted his illness with grace and did it all on his own terms. He was so grateful for your numerous cards (I kept all of them) and when he received the last one his comment was “wow she is so persistent, how nice “. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your constant support. Your cards meant a lot to him but also to me. He was a wonderful man. I will miss him forever.

  3. June and Michel Lagalisse.

    November 17, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    June and Michel Lagalisse. November 17th 2016 at 4.16p.m.

    Our deepest thoughts for Roslyn and her family. Pierre was a wonderful caring man, always there when he was needed.
    It is our regrets that we were unable to see you both in the later months. However you were in out thoughts many times.
    June and Michel.

    • Rosalyn Beauoin

      November 21, 2016 at 11:09 am

      Thank you June and Michel. Yes Pierre was caring and generous. We will miss him forever.

  4. Diane Hubbs

    November 19, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    Condolences to Rosalyn & family on your lost of Pierre.
    You are in my thoughts Rosalyn.

    • Rosalyn Beauoin

      December 22, 2016 at 11:37 am

      Thank you Diane. I hope all is well in your world and hopefully we can get together in the New Year. In the meantime have a wonderful Christmas.

  5. Don and Adele Brooks

    November 19, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    I know you didn’t want to hear it in person, Rosalyn, but we are very sorry for the loss of your partner and best friend. To see the two of you together, it was impossible to miss the unbreakable bond between you. Please take comfort in knowing that that bond transcends all time and place. Our sincere condolences to you and your family.

    • Rosalyn Beauoin

      November 21, 2016 at 11:17 am

      Thank you Don and Adele for your kind words. Yes Pierre and I had a very special connection and we always felt blessed for it. He was a very special man and will be missed by many, especially me. But knowing he is now out of pain is a true comfort. Again thanks.

  6. Michel Brisebois

    November 20, 2016 at 2:03 am

    How sad to learn that the world lost a wonderful person like Pierre so soon. One of his inspired paintings will remind me of him forever. Condolences to you Rosalyn and all members of your family.
    Michel Brisebois

    • Rosalyn Beauoin

      November 24, 2016 at 11:15 am

      Thank you Michel. Yes Pierre was a wonderful person and will be missed by so many. Happy to know that you have one of his paintings. We both had great memories and gratitude for the work we did together. You were always one of our favorites. Hope you are well and life is treating you with the best its got to offer. Warm regards. Rosalyn

  7. Suzanne Petitclerc

    November 20, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    Dear Rosalyn, and children. A long time ago, we met and enjoyed our moments together. We remember Pierre fondly and we are deeply saddened by his passing. Although we did not keep in touch often, we heard (by Stephanie) about the battle fought by Pierre with your help Rosalyn and it was amazing to feel the love given and received through this difficult period. WE will remember Pierre forever and you are also in our heart and hope to meet you again at some point. Suzanne and Jean-Yves

    • Rosalyn Beauoin

      March 3, 2017 at 11:16 am

      This thank you has been long in coming but is nonetheless heartfelt. Your kind words were greatly appreciated in our moments to great sadness. Thank you.

  8. Madeleine Skinner

    December 9, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    Dear Rosalyn,
    We are all saddened by Pierre’s passing, he is truly at peace after having fought such a long battle. His courage and dignity
    were symbolic of the great man he was. A loving marriage , a great home and successful career were just some of his many accomplishments.
    I am here for you to reach out to whenever and whatever the hour.
    Love you, Madeleine

    • Rosalyn Beauoin

      December 22, 2016 at 11:40 am

      Thanks Madeleine for your kinds words. He was truly a great man. I shall miss him forever.


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