Roger Ladouceur

July 07, 1954 - November 07, 2013

Roger Ladouceur

July 07, 1954 - November 07, 2013


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Obituary for Roger Ladouceur

It is with great sorrow the family announces his passing at the Timmins and District Hospital on Thursday, November 7, 2013, at the age of 59. Roger was surrounded by his favorite girls when his brief battle with cancer ended peacefully. He leaves behind his beloved wife Huguette (née Bois) whom he just recently married on August 31, 2013. He also leaves behind his beautiful daughters who he adored - Tracy and Samantha Ladouceur and Samantha Maki. He will be greatly missed by his grandchildren Victorya and Cassandra Ladouceur; Shannon, Nathan and MacKenzie Brenton; and great-granddaughter Natalee O’Hara. Roger is survived by his siblings René (Donna) Ladouceur, Claudette Bienias, Claire (Donald) Pelletier, Donald (Michelle) Ladouceur, Aline (Yves) Lefèbvre, Huguette Shorthouse, Laurette Chisholm and sister-in-law Sylvie Ladouceur. He was the beloved son-in-law of Henry and Claire Bois and will be missed by his brothers-in-law Gilles and Alain Bois and their families. He leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, friends, newest family member Melissa Bureau-Garceau and his cat Archie. Roger was predeceased by his parents Émile and Rita (nee Doucet) Ladouceur, his siblings Jacques and Jacqueline Ladouceur, and brother-in-law Maurice St-Jean.
Roger was employed with Malette Lumber/Tembec since 1974. He was a hard worker who was meticulous, dedicated and proud of his work. Réal Malette, friend and father-figure of 40 years, took him into the family business and ‘adopted’ Roger as a member of the Malette family.
He was a proud member of Narcotics Anonymous and received his 27 year medallion in his final hours surrounded by family and friends. In his 27 years of recovery, Roger impacted many lives, too numerous to count. He shared the message of recovery and helped hundreds of addicts with his experience strength and hope. Roger’s favourite place was ‘the camp’ where he loved to fish, hunt and find his serenity. He enjoyed amateur photography and watching the Maple Leafs. In fact, Roger’s final request was that dress be ‘Leafs casual’ at his funeral so please wear Toronto Maple Leaf’s clothing and/or dress in blue and white.
The family wishes to thank the doctors and nurses at Timmins and District Hospital, as well as family and friends for all their support during this very difficult time. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Timmins & District Hospital Foundation will be graciously accepted by the family.
A celebration of his life will be held at LESSARD-STEPHENS FUNERAL HOME on Monday, November 11th, 2013 at 12:00 pm. The family will receive friends on Sunday, November 10th, 2013 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Lessard-Stephens Funeral Home,

C’est avec tristesse que la famille annonce son décès à l’Hôpital de Timmins et du District le jeudi 7 novembre 2013 à l’âge de 59 ans. Roger était entouré par ses filles préférées lors de son décès paisible suite à une courte lutte contre le cancer.
Il laisse dans le deuil sa chère épouse Huguette (née Bois) qu’il avait tout récemment épousé, le 31 août 2013. Cher père de ses filles qu’il adorait - Tracy et Samantha Ladouceur et Samantha Maki. Il laisse aussi dans le deuil ses petits-enfants Victorya et Cassandra Ladouceur; Shannon, Nathan et MacKenzie Brenton; son arrière-petite-fille Natalee O’Hara. Roger est survécu par ses frères et ses soeurs René (Donna) Ladouceur, Claudette Bienias, Claire (Donald) Pelletier, Donald (Michelle) Ladouceur, Aline (Yves) Lefèbvre, Huguette Shorthouse, Laurette Chisholm et sa belle-soeur Sylvie Ladouceur. Il était le genre bien-aimé d’Henry et Claire Bois et le beau-frère de Gilles et Alain Bois et famille. Il est aussi survécu par plusieurs nièces et neveux, amis, et Melissa Bureau-Garceau, qui est le membre la plus récente de la famille, et son chat Archie. Roger fut prédécédé par ses parents Émile et Rita (née Doucet) Ladouceur, son frère Jacques, sa soeur Jacqueline Ladouceur, ainsi que son beau-frère Maurice St-Jean.
Roger fut un employé de Malette Lumber/Tembec depuis 1974. Il était un bon travailleur méticuleux, dédié et fier de son ouvrage. Réal Malette, ami et figure paternelle pour 40 ans, a pris Roger sous ses ailes au niveau de l’entreprise familiale ainsi que dans la famille Malette.
Il était un fier membre de Narcotics Anonymous, et a reçu sa médaille de 27 ans entouré de sa famille et de ses amis, lors de ses dernières heures. Roger a eu un impact sur plusieurs vies lors de ses 27 ans de réhabilitation; il a partagé son message d’espoir de réhabilitation et a aidé plusieurs toxicomanes en partageant son expérience, sa force et son espoir.
L’endroit préféré à Roger était son camp où il aimait pêcher, chasser et retrouver sa sérénité. Il s’intéressait à la photographie ainsi que regarder les matchs des Maple Leafs. En faites, Roger a demandé comme dernier souhait, que les gens portent des vêtements bleus et blancs pour représenter les Maple Leafs de Toronto lors de ses funérailles.
La famille désire remercier les médecins et les infirmières de l’Hôpital de Timmins et du district, ainsi que les membres de la famille et les amis pour leur appui lors de ces temps difficiles. Au lieu de fleurs, les dons commémoratifs à l’Hôpital de Timmins et du district seront grandement appréciés par la famille.
Une célébration de sa vie aura lieu le lundi 11 novembre 2013 à 12h (midi) dans la chapelle de la maison funéraire. La famille recevra parents et amis le dimanche 10 novembre 2013 de 14h à 16h et 19h à 21h à la Maison funéraire LESSARD-STEPHENS

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