Rosemond Lamoureux June 20, 1939 – July 22, 2021
It is on June 3, 1664, that a young Louis Lamoureux of 23 years officially appears in the registers of Nouvelle-France. Shortly thereafter, he married a young Fille du Roy, Françoise Boivin. Rosemond is a direct descendant of their union.
Many days ago, on the 22nd of July, at the Teresa Dellar palliative care residence, he left us peacefully, with Barbara at his side.
Born in Chartierville, Québec, son of Philémon Lamoureux and Rose-Aimée Lacroix. He grew up proud of his language and culture and its founding history on this Continent. He had the joy of seeing the brilliant creativity and will of survival unfold within this grand French Nation, of which he was a son.
Dearly loved by his siblings: sisters Monette (Mario Poulin and André Daigneault) and Gaétane (Gilles Raymond), and brothers Yvès (Louise Simard) Ghislain (Anne Dumouchel) Gilles-Frédérick deceased 2014, and their children. Adored by his wife Barbara Touchie (Bobbie), together for nearly a half century.
He possessed a grand intelligence and an open mind. Forever curious, he loved to discuss a myriad of subjects with everyone he met. A gentle, witty and generous man, he loved people, travel, books, technology (especially cars and aircraft) history, archeology, genealogy, and all things intellectual attracted his curious mind.
Dreamed from childhood of flying, and was able to make so many of his dreams reality. Lived and shaped a fascinating career as an aviator, from teaching, to air survey, to bush pilot, to flying the distant early warning (DEW) line from Alaska to Greenland during the ‘cold war ‘, and on to Airline commercial and passenger flying, including medical evacuations. Calm, patience, courage, and a deep authentic spirit helped him through life’s difficult moments.
To fill the void of his absence, Rosemond has left us with the indefectible love he had for his wife, his family, and his friendships. Bon voyage Rosemond, we shall never forget you. You have made such an impression on us, as like a lovely dream. And you are engraved in our memories forever.
A memorial to his life will be held at Voluntas Commemoration, 4695 boulevard St-Jean, Dollard-des-Ormeaux on Thursday August 19. Visitation at 1:00 p.m. followed by a celebration of life at 2:00 p.m., in presence of the urn.
Donations, if desired, may be made to the Teresa Dellar palliative care residence, 265 André-Brunet, Kirkland, Québec.
Present public health directives in force for covid will be followed by Salon Voluntas.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Voluntas (514-695-7979, voluntas.ca).
Sylvie BrousseauAugust 1, 2021 at 2:46 pm
Chère Barbara, jamais je n’oublierai tous les bons moments que nous avons passés ensemble Rosemond, Claude Marcoux, toi et moi. Nous avons un grand deuil à faire toutes les deux. Je te souhaite de la santé et de la sérénité.
lamoureux gaétaneAugust 1, 2021 at 2:53 pm
Frérot d’amour, tu sera pour toujours dans mon cœur…Mercie d’avoir passé dans ma vie, tu m’a rendue meilleure…Merci Rose-Aimée et Philémon pour Rosemond…..plein de belles énergies de douceur et de sérénité pour la si loyale dévouée et amoureuse Barbara xxx
Wendy SharmanAugust 1, 2021 at 6:22 pm
Rest in peace (Alice) Ross, will hold on to the fun memories we shared.
Claudette & MarinerAugust 2, 2021 at 2:08 pm
Dear Barbara, Ross was a wonderful neighbour and friend. We see him still standing on your patio raising his glass in joyful greeting. May memories of your happy times together bring you comfort and peace.
Elda and ChrisAugust 4, 2021 at 10:33 am
What a beautiful, calm, intellectual person with an infectious smile. Rosemont, you were a lovely person who will be deeply missed. We are very sorry for your loss Dear Barbara. Please accept our deepest sympathies.
Mitra, Kimia, Sia, and FarshadAugust 11, 2021 at 10:54 pm
To our family, Rosemond was more than just a kind, reliable, and supportive neighbour; he was a real friend. He represented kindness and humanity. He represented warmth and gentleness. He exemplified the warmest voice, the kindest smile, and the purest laugh. We will always feel his presence because humanity and compassion never die. Barbara, even though Rosemond is no longer with us physically, he will forever remain in our hearts.
Bruce G maccoubreyAugust 15, 2021 at 5:18 pm
Dear Barbara, We offer our heartfelt Condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. The MacCoubrey family.
James ErbAugust 19, 2021 at 9:19 am
Ross was one of the kindest and most interesting people that we have ever met. We knew Ross for twenty years and I can say with absolute conviction that there was never a time that he didn’t have a smile, a kind word, or a witty comment. As a neighbour we cherished our numerous conversations we had with Ross, you and Trooper.
May he share the skies again
James, Natalie, Justin & Isabelle
fiona murraySeptember 4, 2021 at 12:37 pm
Dear Barbara – our deepest sympathies to you and to Rosemond’s family for your loss. We loved bumping into Rosemond in the neighbourhood and becoming friends with both of you in your beloved maple forest. Rosemond made our walks special and we would always have an eye out for our friend in the tilley hat with the golden dog at his side. Conversations with Rosemond always included lots of laughter and his sly wit and twinkly eyes were his trademark – pure and genuine charm. He is sadly missed but we will always hold dear our memories of a lovely man, full of intelligence, curiosity, kindness and humour. RIP, Rosie – you made this a better world.
Our sympathies to you Barb and all who love him,
Fiona & Werner