Photo de Raymond J. MARCOTTE
Fiche créée le : 2005-10-17
Père : Ernest MARCOTTE
Mère : Rosée
Décès le : 2005-10-17
Parution : 2005-10-19
Conjoint(e) : Lorraine Blanchette
Paru dans : Ottawa Citizen, ON

MARCOTTE, Raymond J. Raymond J. Marcotte passed away with dignity, peace and love at the Elisabeth Bruyere Health Center, Monday, October 17, 2005. He will be fondly remembered by his wife Lorraine (nee Blanchette), his children Marc R. (Lise Seguin) and their children Gabrielle, Eric and Andreanne of Hawkesbury, ON; Monique (Louise Coleman) of Regina, SK; Martin (Carol Seguin) and their children Pascal, Janelle and Alexandre of Oakville; Marcel of Ottawa, Margot (Eric Simms) of Petawawa, ON; his sister Lucille of Saskatoon, SK; his brothers-in-law Harvey Glaslyn of SK, Gilbert (Irene) of Edmonton and Ernie of Saskatoon; many nieces, nephews and cousins; friends and former colleagues because of his community involvement, volunteer work and his professional career. His parents, Ernest and Rosee Marcotte and his brothers Roland, Robert and Maurice predeceased Raymond. Raymond was born November 11, 1928, in Prud'homme, SK, where he received his elementary education from les Filles de la Providence. He completed his secondary education and Cours classique at College Mathieu, Gravelbourg, SK, under the guidance of the Oblates and one year law at the University of Saskatchewan. While he owned a business in Saskatoon, he became involved in the cooperative movement. First as secretary-manager of La Caisse populaire francaise de Saskatoon and later as the first full time employee of Le conseil de la cooperation de la Saskatchewan. In 1961, Raymond became the managing director of CFNS radio (Saskatoon). He then worked for two years as a Social development officer for the Secretary of State, Government of Canada, and returned to broadcasting as manager of CFRG (Gravelbourg). He was one of the chief negotiators involved when CBC- Radio-Canada purchased the two private stations, CFNS and CFRG. Raymond always had a special interest in the media, undoubtedly because of Msgr. Maurice Baudoux, a founder of French radio in Saskatchewan. Raymond's leadership skills were recognized by CBC- Radio-Canada and he was appointed Director of French radio in 1973 and later also as Director of French Television in Regina. He was eventually named Regional Director of French Services for Saskatchewan. In 1988, Marcotte was promoted to Associate Vice-President French Regional Broadcasting for CBC- Radio-Canada. Raymond was a member of many boards and associations such as the Sask. Cooperative Credit Society, the Sask. Mutual Aid Board, Sask. Sports, l'Association culturelle franco-canadienne, the Sask. Arts Board, that he chaired from 1978-1981, l'Assurance-vie Desjardins, le Conseil de la vie francaise en Amerique, where he became president, chancellor and the first life member of this august body. For his dedication, involvement and contribution to his community, his province and his country, Raymond received numerous awards: l'Ordre du merite cooperative de la Sask. And the Canadian one, the Chevalier de la Compagnie des Cent-Associes Francophones, the President's Award CBC- Radio-Canada, the Ottawa Food Bank (Apple) Award and others. He was honored and most proud to be the recipient of the Order of Canada (1993) and an honorary doctor of law degree (honoris causa) from the University of Regina (2004). Raymond always credited his achievements to his deep faith, hard work, his sobriety (AA 49 years) and his family. He had a great love of family, especially his grandchildren. Raymond was known for his dedication, his frankness, his generosity and his sense of humor. The Marcotte family wishes to express their very sincere thanks to the doctors, nurses and support staff, who took special care of their husband and father during his illness. They also thank family and friends for their phone calls, visits, e-mails, prayers and moral support. Merci! Friends may pay respects at the Kelly Funeral Home, 1255 Walkley Road (east of Bank), Thursday, October 20, from 7 to 9 p.m. and also Friday, October 21, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Saturday, October 22, to Eglise St-Thomas d'Aquin, 1244 Kilborn, for Mass of Christian Funeral at 2 p.m. In memoriam donations to the Elisabeth Bruyere Health Centre Foundation, (43 Bruyere St., Ottawa, ON, K1N 5C8) or the Ottawa Food Bank (1317B Michael St., Ottawa, ON, K1B 3M9) appreciated. DEAR RAYMOND MAY YOU REST IN PEACE TOTO TIBI Published in the Ottawa Citizen from 10/19/2005 - 10/20/2005

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