11 April, 1943 – 27 March, 2021
ANDRÉ PHILIPPE RÉGIMBALD 1943 - 2021
With deepest sorrow, the family announces the passing of André Philippe Régimbald on March 27, 2021 from complications due to Parkinson’s and Lewy Body Dementia. Late of Bloomington Cove Care Community, Richmond Hill, Pickering Village and Montreal. André passed peacefully with family by his side. He leaves behind to mourn, his wife of 52 years, June (née Martin), much loved children Tricia (Peter Riccio) and Mark, his beloved granddaughters Audrina and Juliette, and sisters Lucie (Donald Bellehumeur) and Ginette (Maurice Coderre), as well as many extended family members. Predeceased by parents Albert and Blanche (née Ouellette) and eldest sister Cécile (Jean-Marie Fournier). André traveled the world on business most of his career. Respected for his expertise, he started as an electronics technician in the early days and eventually retired from the banking world, where he developed many card and payment services and products. An avid sportsman, he enjoyed playing and refereeing hockey from a young age, curling, golf and lawn bowling, and was a model train enthusiast: he generously volunteered his time toward his many passions and hobbies. Always busy, after retirement he was known for his expertise in home reno and repairs – a “Mr. Fix It” to many people. He especially enjoyed building things for his granddaughters, from luge runs and skating rinks in the backyard, to pretty much anything and everything his vision and treasure trove of tools could construct. Cremation has taken place and when conditions permit, interment will follow at the family plot in Quebec. If so desired, donations in his name may be made to a charity of your choice. Love always XO
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Ron & Marian Charles
17 April 2021
Andre was a dedicated member of the Richmond Hill Lawn Bowling Club and volunteered for many positions to ensure the club’s prosperity.
As the Greenskeeper for many years, he worked hard to improve the Green by studying the many aspects of how to maintain the best playing surface possible and working to make it so. He devoted many hours to cutting the grass and keeping the equipment in good running order. Andre was often called upon to fix something around the club and he did so without hesitation. Whether it was plumbing or carpentry work, he had the ability to make the repairs with great efficiency.
Andre was instrumental in signing up many sponsors for the club by using his charm and salesmanship. These sponsorships were vital to our club’s financial well being in years when membership numbers were low.
We valued his friendship and will miss his booming voice with French accent on the Green.
9 April 2021
to June and family,
Our deepest condolences , our thoughts and prayers are with you.
I met Andre in school and we then started to work together for the same computer company. We were not just friends, but we were a team. We challenged each other all the time . Both our Dads worked on railroad. We always loved trains. We enjoyed working together and enjoying life and had many common passion. My wife Marielle and I have been together for 53 years , or since Andre had us meet. He always had a great sense of humor and we shared so many great memories . We will miss him greatly and we always will remember Andre. Great person and a great friend.
6 April 2021
The first time I met Andre was when he and a few of his colleagues walked the CIBC Merchants Services floor to see where improvements could be made. You could see Andre's determination and drive that I would learn to appreciate personally in future projects.
I am truly sorry for your loss and offer my deepest condolences to the whole family.
Alice, franklin and family Orquin
5 April 2021
Our deepest condolences to Tricia, Jun, Mark, Peter and the rest of the family.
My husband and I met Andre at Joan and Paul's home. My first impression of Andre was, what a cute guy, great warm smile, fabulous eyes and a genuine warm person.
May Paul & Andre get together for a drink on the other side.
If the family needs anything, please do not hesitate to ask.
Sending a big hug from all of us, to all of you, on this very difficult time.
3 April 2021
Andre was a very smart colleague in his knowledge of payment processing. It was such a pleasure to work with someone with the passion, technical knowledge and wonderful negotiation skills in his drive to find solutions that satisfied everyone, - business, technical and the client. With that sparkle in his eye and the smile on his face, you could not help but be drawn into his positive and warm personality. I am not the only one to have benefited from my contact with an extraordinary person. Best wishes and condolences to the whole family. No doubt you have so many wonderful memories to ease your sadness.
3 April 2021
My deepest sympathies to you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Andre’s memory will live on in your heart and with stories that family and friends will continue to share with you going forward. The biggest of virtual hugs to you.
3 April 2021
I am a long time curling buddy with Andre. Shared many great times on and off the ice.
So sorry to hear of his passing, his loud voice lives in my memory
1 April 2021
One-of-a-Kind is often an overused expression, but in describing Andre, it seems totally appropriate. At work he was tenacious, impassioned and truly creative. On the golf course he was funny, caring and relaxed. I'm sure that was true about all of his pastimes. He was a pleasure to know. I send my deepest condolences to his family and to those of us who able to share portions of his journey.
1 April 2021
As Craigleith Cres. neighbours in Oak Ridges, we enjoyed Andre's company for many years. We admired his handyman talents and business acumen as well as his culinary skills. He loved trying new recipes and we appreciated being the happy recipients of his creative efforts. A favorite pastime was entertaining visitors in his custom train room, where he'd don his conductor's cap and blow his station master whistle as a locomotive chugged by through tunnels and over mountain peaks. Aside from his many sport activities, Andre kept his home gardens beautiful and also maintained the pristine greens of the Richmond Hill lawn bowling club for members to value. He had a green thumb for sure! We missed not being able to socialize with Andre in the last few years and felt badly that he was afflicted with such a debilitating illness. It was a challenge not just for him but for his family. Hopefully special memories help to ease this loss in the days ahead as Andre will be fondly remembered by many. Love Joan (& Paul)
1 April 2021
Andre was the great idea and implementation guy. The father of Rigger (Oil and Gas terminal) and a fun person all around. He would challenge you on your assumptions and make you a better creative thinker. The twinkle in his eye and that smile meant that something was about to be presented to you. Thanks for the introduction to curling and sincerest condolences to Tricia and the rest of the family.
31 March 2021
Very very sorry to hear this sad news. I looked up to Andre, very smart, very determined and a great sense of humour, and he always treated me with respect.
I'm sorry I didn't have the opportunity to spend more time in his company after he retired and we moved away from Ontario.
31 March 2021
June & Tricia,
I'm sorry to hear of Andre's passing. Andre and I worked together for many years and while we worked hard Andre always found a way to make it fun. He also introduced me to the nuances of lawn bowling!
30 March 2021
My sincerest condolences on your loss. Andre has been missed as a friend and by all those who were familiar with his passion for Curling and his many contributions to the Richmond Hill Curling Club.
Victor & Bev Suzuki
28 March 2021
We are so sorry to hear of Andre’s passing. I curled with him in different bonspiels and he was always a great person to curl with. Bev also enjoyed her time with him at lawn bowling. Our deepest condolences. Vic &Bev Suzuki