The family announces with great sorrow his passing in Sudbury on Thursday, July 10th, 2014 at the age of 57 years. Beloved son of René Racine and of the late Lucille (née Brunet) Racine. Husband of the late Joanne (née Villeneuve) Racine. Loving father of Nicole Racine (Eric Boulay) and Angèle Bowering (Andrew). Dear brother of Diane Bisson (Léo), Jacques Racine (Pauline), Line Durette (Paul), Monique Racine-Forget, Liette Ireland and brother-in-law of Lise Amyotte (Carl), Guy Villeneuve (Louise), Diane Fram (David) and Carole Villeneuve. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Theodore Bowering, Jude Bowering and his good friends Mike and Jayne Zydb. He will also be missed by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Rhéal had a great sense of humour, loved to tell jokes and was the comedian of the family and was also an avid fisherman. A special thank you to his caretakers Lisette and Anne Marie and his nurse Charlene at Extendicare Falconbridge. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Cooperative Funeral Home, 222 Lasalle Blvd, Sudbury, Sunday, July 13th, 2014 from 2 to 4 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 4 p.m. in the chapel. Donations (by cheque only) to the Parkinson Society-Sudbury Chapter or the University of Ottawa Heart Institute would be appreciated.