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In Memory of Casey Tourangeau

William Casey Tourangeau passed away peacefully on June 8, 2023, at the age of 49. Casey was the son of the late Bernadette Tourangeau, and he leaves behind his dad Ron, wife Joan, son Finn, brother Vince (the late Mimi), nieces and a nephew, as well as many friends.

Casey was smart, curious and kind. He loved films, and frequently discussed and analyzed them with friends; he also edited several motion pictures, created a movie review website to which he made numerous contributions, assembled movie clip compilations, and constructed props that were used in feature films and shorts. Although Casey did not transfer his guitar playing and love of heavy metal to his son, they shared a love of movie soundtracks and greatly enjoyed discussing different aspects of songs. His family has fond memories of trips to museums, parks, restaurants, and many more landmarks. Friends and family alike will remember him for his amazing meals and cocktails.

There is no doubt that Casey was well-loved. All are welcome to join other people who will also miss him Thursday June 15 after 7 pm, at The Brig Pub, 23 York Street, Ottawa, ON. Speeches and photos are not expected, as Casey liked neither. He did enjoy a good time so join us if you can. If not, raise a toast in his honour and know that your friendship was appreciated.

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Joan: Unfortunately, I am out of the country and will not be able to attend Thursday’s celebration of Casey’s life. It was my pleasure to have worked with Casey over the years. He was an immense talent and one of the most delightful people to collaborate with. All my love and support to you and Finn.

Dearest Joan and Finn,
My University years were filled with laughed and love, movie quotes and music making, in large part due to a Casey. I adored him. His loss leaves an immeasurable gap for so many, including myself.
Please receive my deepest and most sincere condolences. I am at a loss for words.

He will be remembered for the fantasic Canada Day events he hosted with you, Joan. It has been many years since we spent time together regularly, but there is still a fondness for him that doesn’t fade with time. You have my deepest sympathy.

Joan, although we haven’t spoken in a long time. I wanted to send you my most sincere condolences. I can’t imagine how difficult this is for you and Finn. You will be in my thoughts.

Joan..my sincere condolences to you and your family. I hope your fond memories sustain you during this difficult time. My thoughts are with you.

My Condolences! This must be a hard time for the family to loose a loved one so young. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Casey was the best. I really missed him when I moved back to Toronto. Just a great guy with a fantastic sense of humour and unbeatable attitude. Every time I see a memorable film, I think of Casey and want talk about it with him. My deepest condolences to Joan and Finn

Casey was an amazing mentor and manager, and was instrumental in helping me start my career in UX with a strong foundation. I have many fond memories of our time at McMillan – cocktail making lessons, fighting over what music to play for all employees on the second floor to unfortunately experience, and reading his film reviews. He was so genuine and easy to talk to, and I am heartbroken to hear of his passing. To Joan and Finn, my deepest condolences. I will be thinking of you. Unfortunately I won’t be able to join the celebration of life as I am out of the country, but I will honour Casey in the temples and shrines I visit in Japan over the next few days.

I first met Casey when he joined The Bytown Group around 1999 or 2000. He struck me as highly intelligent, a bit of a rebel perhaps (James Dean-like?), intense eyes, handsome in a sort of Tom Cruise-ish way, great hair, and a really sharp and clever sense of humour. And he loved movies and clearly knew as much about them as I did! I liked him immediately. He was the kind of guy you hoped would be your friend. He was cool – but not pretentious. My favourite memory I have of the times we hung out was when we saw “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” at the Scotiabank Theatre when it was still called Silver City. We were both huge fans of “The Matrix”, and so whenever Hugo Weaving (who played Agent Smith so memorably in The Matrix) appeared in “The Lord of the Rings” as Elrond, I would glance over at Casey and then we would both try very hard not to giggle at seeing Agent Smith “undercover” as one of the head Elves in Rivendell! So glad he was there at my “Lord of the Rings”- themed wedding to Helen (now my wife of 19 years) and that he invited me to his wedding too. The world was a better place for having you in it, Casey.

Hi Joan and Finn,

Casey was a classmate at St-Matts back in the early 90’s We shared a love of music and I always appreciated his candor. I’m so sorry for your loss.
“Shine On” Casey.

Casey was the happiest, most energetic and positive person I have known. He was a longtime friend (30+ years) and the best guitarist on the planet. He could perfectly mimic absolutely anybody’s style and was happiest when our band played the most challenging guitar songs in rock.

His love of cinema was infectious. I went to many movies solely based on his very reliable recommendations. I enjoyed watching the film creations that he crafted with care, an eye for detail, and humour.

I gave him his first part time job. He worked for Opinion Search Inc. when I was a partner there and we didn’t expect him to work. Of course he did, but his energetic and happy attitude was enough to make the whole company better. His career in design was very successful, however, because of his talent, intellect and ready understanding of client needs. My daughter has been lucky enough to work alongside him in the design field.

I have much empathy for his family and many friends. He is irreplaceable. I will miss him forever.

With love and sympathy,
Ian Knowles

My deepest condolences to Joan, & Finn, Vince, Rob and all the rest of the family and Casey’s many friends.. I met him years ago when he started working at Opinion Search and he always had a light in him, so easy to get along with, so enthusiastic and really such a great human being.. Though we lost touch, those memories and the fondness for him don’t fade. He will be missed.

I knew Casey when we worked together at Opinion Search. He was a lovely person who was curious about many things. It was the early days of the Internet and I remember him constantly looking things up… mostly movie related. It’s been a long time since I last saw him but I remember our last encounter well. We ran into each other when he was with Joan and Finn shortly after Finn’s birth. I remember him being so happy and proud of his family. The expression of joy on his face will be what I think of when I remember him.

My sincere condolences to all who loved Casey.

Joan, I was shocked to hear of your sad loss!
I have fond memories of working with Casey
He will be missed!

Joan and Finn, I am so sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and to the rest of yours and Casey’s families in this time of change and adjustment. Casey has been a good friend for so many years. Thinking back on all of the great memories has been bittersweet. Here if you need anything. XOXO

Dear Joan, Finn, Ron, Vince and family members,

My sincere sympathy at the recent loss of Casey. I still have fond memories of attending the wedding of Joan and Casey, of visiting with Ron and Bernadette when Finn was at their home and of seeing Casey when he would come to pick little Finn up. Casey’s joyful smile and cheerful disposition remind me so much of his mother, my dear friend Bernadette. Bernadette and Ron were so very proud of their two sons Casey and Vincent. I remember many prayers for both little boys when they were having health issues. At this time of deep loss, Joan and Finn, my prayers and thoughts are with you. May the memories you hold dear of Casey bring you some healing and treasured moments with those who are your support network at this sacred time. Blessings and Love to all of you. Sister Jeannette

Joan and Finn, and to Casey’s other loved ones. I have known Joanie Wong since we were in grade 7, taking the bus together. along Iris. I was introduced to Casey after he joined Joan’s life and as they set out to make their own life together. I saw Casey recently, after not having been in touch for many years. He had the same easy, friendly, calm, fun-loving energy that I remember. But most of all what I will remember of Casey is how he was the perfect match for my friend, and she for him. It is a gift to have had each other. That was easy to see. That love with always be with you, and with Finn. I am so sorry for your loss.

Dear Joan, Finn, Ron , Vince and J.P., My memories of your beloved Casey start many years ago in Bowmanville when my late husband, Paul, spent many lovely Sunday’s after Mass at St. Joseph’s, sharing breakfast and conversation. Casey would have been around 8 and he and Vince played with our son Greg who was about 3, Casey was full of smiles and energy and he showed Greg the Michael Jackson Thriller video which Greg never forgot! After our daughter Mona was born , Casey and Vincent were great at entertaining her , too. Many years later, Mona recalls Casey taking Greg and her to see The Mask in Ottawa and both of them were so sad to hear of Casey’s untimely
death and both exclaimed, “Casey was such fun!”. My sons always thought that Casey looked liked Tom Cruise. Joan, we were so joyful to share in your beautiful wedding day and I fondly remember our conversations at Ron’s mother’s and Bernadette’s funerals. As a recent widow myself, my heart goes out to you and Finn and pray that you are comforted by the wonderful words of loss and condolence you will receive. With sorrow, love and sympathy,Monica and the Hoy family

Casey was so very loved. He was my first nephew/niece and since I was about ten when he was born, he made quite an impression on me. All he had to do was smile up at me and I loved him instantly! He was so easy to be around, even at a very young age, and that continued through the years. He will be greatly missed. We will definitely be there on Thurs evening to raise a glass in his honour.

I’ve got such fond memories of Casey from family get-together a in Bowmanville and Ottawa. Casey was seven years older than me, and I recall how much I looked up to both he and Vince and how much fun they both were. My first exposure to Star Wars and Metallica was through Casey. Great memories of seeing films with him, and remember being in awe of Casey when listening to how he would then dissect the film. My deepest condolences.

Wish I could be there tonight, Joan. You and Finn are on my mind and in my heart. I am raising my glass as I send this: To Casey ❤️
Much love, Hillary

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