It is with great sorrow that we wish to announce the passing of André C. Parent, C.P.A., C.G.P, 0. ADM. at his home in Ottawa, September 27th, 2012 at the age of 75 years and 11 months.

Born in Hull, October 25th, 1936, he passed away September 28th at his home in Ottawa at the age of 75 years and 11 months. Predeceased by his parents Alfred Parent, former chief of the City of Hull’s No 3 Fire Station, and Hélèna « Léna » Massé, his brothers Bernard, Jean-Paul (Madeleine Bélanger), Oswald (Claudette Jean) and sisters Thérèse (Maurice Leblond), Jeannine (Léonard Tanguay), and Madeleine (Marcel Lacasse).  He leaves to mourn him his beloved wife Micheline J. Raymond whom he called “the sunshine of my life”, his children,  Guy (Sandy Madaire), Jean and Stéphane (Anna Silva) and their mother, Réjeanne Carrière;  his grandchildren, Tanya, Sean, Alexandra and Milàna, a sister, Pierrette (Benoît Tanguay) and an adopted daughter, Sylvie Lebeau (Carl Champagne).  He will also be missed by his mother-in-law Yvonne Raymond (Rolland), sisters-in-law Ginette (Jacques Grenier) and Claudette (Peter Tymchyk), Andrée (Marc Priem), and brother-in-law Pierre Raymond. He will also be sadly missed by several nephews and nieces, and special friends Carole and Roger Lachapelle, Sandra and André Guibord, Jacinthe and Yves Auger, Carole Laferrière, Michèle Bernier-Morin, Céline Laflamme and Karina Fauteux.

As a professional accountant, he served several management and accounting firms in the Outaouais, among which Massé-Viens, Maheux-Noiseux (Deloitte) and more recently Raymond, Chabot, Grant, Thornton, before his retirement. Always of the utmost discretion in handling his clients’ business, André always was a perfectionnist whose sole interest was to please his friends and ensure the success of his clients. He invested himself personally as a volunteer with several non-profit organizations and humanitarian causes, namely with the Centre d’hébergement et de soins de longue durée (CHSLD La Pietà) amalgamated since with the Foyer du Bonheur in Gatineau. Those who dealt with him will fondly remember him for his professionalism, integrity, dynamism, generosity and desire to serve all who crossed his path.

The family wishes to extend their special thanks to Dr. William M. Splinter, Dr. Louise Coulombe, the Champlain Community Care Access Centre and nurses Susan, Nova and Marguerite André of WeCare Home Health Services.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to his memory would be appreciated and may be made to the Congrégation des Servantes de Jésus-Marie, 210, rue Laurier, Gatineau, Québec, J8X 3W1 or to the charity of your choice.

A religious service will be celebrated at St. Sebastien Church, 1000 Frances St., Ottawa, on Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 10:30 a.m., followed by a reception, where family members will receive condolences. Interment at Notre Dame Cemetery. Condolences may be made at:

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