In Memory of Daniel Henri Arcand
It is with immeasurable sadness that the Arcand family announces the sudden passing of Daniel Henri Arcand on the morning of Wednesday, January 26, 2022. He is survived by his eldest son Justin, daughter Julianne and youngest son Julien, as well as his former wife Lucie Adam, brother Maurice Arcand (Toronto) and mother Alda Arcand (née Lavoie, Sturgeon Falls.) His late father Roland Arcand (Cache Bay) passed away in 2014.
Dan was an incredible father, a sage mentor, and a dear friend. He lived many lives: in high school, he was the superstar captain for the MacDonald Cartier hockey team in Sudbury, where he grew up; he was an intelligent writer and sports fanatic, cheering on the Green Bay Packers, Ottawa Senators, Liverpool FC and Montreal Expos. Dan also enjoyed traveling, having visited key locations true to his character, such as Liverpool, England (birthplace of The Beatles, his favourite band), Los Angeles, USA (where his favourite movies and events took place), New York City and the Washington DC area.
Dan was a dreamer: he wanted to make it rich, go to the fanciest parties and attend every NFL game as a VIP. He shared his love of music with his kids and got to see several of his favourite artists like Paul McCartney, Meat Loaf, Graham Parker, Bruce Springsteen, Ten Years After and many more. Dan was also a great coach throughout the years, leading teams to championships and helping to create everlasting memories for many kids and parents.
The void left by his passing will undoubtedly be felt for years to come, but his humour, lessons and energy will remain in our hearts forever.
A celebration of life will take place in early March. The Arcand family will share details soon.