Pierre J. Groulx
March 17, 1953 – April 12, 2016
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Pierre J. Groulx, aged 63 years and born March 17, 1953 in Gatineau, Quebec. He will be mourned by Wendy Skyba, his spouse and love and by Nancy Skyba, her daughter, with whom he had developed a sweet friendship. He also leaves his two daughters Emmanuelle and Mylene whom he loved with his whole heart. He will be remembered by Claire Delisle, the mother of his children and his wife for 22 years. He was the proud grandfather of Jeremy, Beatrice and Ophelie. Pierre is survived by his sister Micheline (Frank) and his brother Luc (Jocelyne) as well as his sons-in-law Antoine and Jean-Francois, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was pre-deceased by his parents Leo-Paul Groulx and Georgette Lacasse.
He graduated from the university of Ottawa with a Degree in Electrical Engineering and then worked for the Federal Government for 35 years. He was a devoted Executive Director, who brought integrity and pride to the many important projects that he and his staff worked on.
Pierre loved to travel beginning with childhood trips to Mattawa in northern Ontario to his last vacation in Barcelona in September, with many holidays in between. More than anything Pierre loved to be in nature . Whether he was swimming or snorkeling, paddling a canoe or boating, he was happiest when he was on the water.
He was gentle and generous, he loved to read and laugh. He was clever with his hands and as a loving father it gave him great happiness to make wonderful wooden toys for his girls. His creations are being enjoyed to this day by his grand-children.
Pierre shared Wendy’s love of dogs and quickly becoming known as the best “Puppy Daddy” ever. He and their dog Lucy shared a very special relationship.
Pierre and Wendy spent their days in happy companionship in Lagoon City, Ontario. Pierre was content there, surrounded by water and in the company of good friends. He took every opportunity to take Wendy for boat rides in their little piece of paradise.
Even though he was diagnosed with cancer last fall, Pierre chose to be optimistic throughout his treatment. He looked forward to leaving hospital to put his boat in the water and take part in the Orillia Perch Tournament. Sadly he did not have the chance to do these things. Cancer took his life on April 12, 2016.
It was in Lagoon City that Pierre enjoyed his last years and so family and friends will gather there to remember him.
A Celebration of His Life will be held on
April 23, 2016 from 1pm to 4pm
at the Lagoon City Community Center,
84 Laguna Parkway, Unit 1,
In lieu of flowers donations to the Canadian Wildlife Foundation made in Pierre’s memory would be appreciated. http://cwf-fcf.org
For more information about this obituary visit http://www.manganfuneralhome.com.