Louis Riopelle

Obituary of Louis Riopelle

Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at the age of 63. Louis is survived by his loving and caring wife of 43 years, Victoria (nee Jones) ; his son Paul (Sarah) ; his daughter Tiana (Carl) ; his grandchildren Emma, Benjamin, Taylor, Justin Kay and Olivia. He will be sadly missed by his sisters Lucille “Lou” Leduc (the late Robert), Claire Backes (Gerry), Monique Lavallée (Gerardo) and Annette Belair (the late Richard), his godsons Joey Jones and Michel Belair, as well as many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces and friends. Louis was a proud employee of the City of Ottawa for 37 years, most recently as Program Manager Lotteries. He was actively involved in his community, having served as President of South Nation Chiefs Minor Hockey, President of Orleans Little League, President of Ottawa Jr. Canadians Tier 2 Hockey, President of Ottawa Jr. Canadians Jr. B Hockey and Chairman of Champlain Board Ontario Trillium Foundation. His most cherished accomplishment was as manager of the Orleans Little League, which won the Canadian Jr. Little League Championship and then represented Canada at the Junior Worlds Series in 1992. The family will receive relatives and friends at Heritage Funeral Complex, 1250 Trim Rd., Orléans, on Friday, November 6, 2015 from 4 – 8 p.m. The funeral ceremony will be held in the Heritage Chapel on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Foundation or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. The family wishes to sincerely thank the doctors and nurses of the Ottawa Heart Institute and of the Ottawa Hospital General Campus for their care and compassion. Condolences may be addressed at: www.heritagefh.ca
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