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In Memory of Marcel Diotte

It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Marcel Diotte on Friday June 25th 2021, at the Centre d’Accueil Roger-Séguin in Clarence Creek. Marcel died peacefully while Lise, his loving wife of more than 50 years, was by his side.

He leaves behind his wife, Lise Diotte (née Guay), his children, Marc-André Diotte (Catherine Boutin) and Dominique Diotte (Scott Fuller), his grand-daughters Adèle Diotte and Éliane Hamed, as well as his sister Rachelle Gauthier (née Diotte) (Roger Gauthier). He also leaves behind his brothers and sisters in law, feu Roger Guay (Claire Lafleur), Denis Guay (Lyse Lafrenière), Richard Guay (Marquise Cardinal), Lucie Campeau (née Guay) (feu Gilles Campeau), Marc Guay, Ann Guay (Sylvain Perrier), his nieces and nephews, his cousins and friends.

He is predeceased by his parents, Albéni Diotte and Jeanne Diotte (née Clément), as well as his siblings Rolande Desjardins (late Lionel Desjardins), Simone O’Leary (late Maurice O’Leary), Vincent Diotte (late Jeannine Diotte, née Potvin), Jean-Paul Diotte (Claudette Diotte, née Laflamme), and Richard Diotte (Èveline Diotte, née Chouinard).

Born in 1945, Marcel was raised on Preston Street in Ottawa. He studied at the Eastern Ontario Institute of Technology and had a career in research with the federal government. He was a man of multiple exceptional talents, with a passionate devotion for nature, and extraordinary abilities. He was forced to put his tool box away much too soon, and though he had to mourn the loss of his capacities, he was the embodiment of courage, having lived with multiple sclerosis for more than 40 years. He always kept his smile, his unfaltering good spirits, his quick wit and sense of humour, his loyalty and devotion to his family, and his strength of character.

The family wishes to express deep gratitude to the personal support workers who gave Marcel such amazing care while he still resided with his family, as well as to the exceptional staff of the Centre d’accueil Roger-Séguin who made him feel at home during the isolation of the pandemic.

Given the exceptional circumstances in which we all find ourselves, a private celebration of his life will take place at the Heritage Funeral Complex in Orleans on Monday July 12th 2021 at 2:00 p.m. In person attendance by invitation only. However, the Hertiage Funeral Complex will broadcast the ceremony live via the internet as of 1:50 p.m. on Monday July 12th 2021. You can watch live or in replay at this link: https://camstreamer.com/redirect/UnXF0jsfXQsy980LcUaNfIu45C3iCFr76pWTe5no

Please note that access to the ceremony will only begin at the indicated time. The ceremony will be accessible to all with no password required.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks to please consider making a donation to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada: www.mssociety.ca. Condolences can be sent to the family via the website www.heritagefh.ca.

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