Piercy's-Mt. Washington Funeral Home

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Daniel J. Coutu CD CWO(Ret'd)

April 22, 1961October 3, 2019

Dan passed away peacefully with Bonnie by his side and surrounded by family and friends. Marsha, the resident cat of the hospice and who was a great comfort to him during his illness was also there to guide his spirit along the away.

Dan is survived by his wife Bonnie, Claire Lapalice-mother, Ben Coutu-brother, Sylvain Coutu-brother, Lance Schmidt-brother-in-law and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

A very heartfelt thank you to Dr Nataros and the staff at The Hospice at The Views for their kind and compassionate care of my husband during his illness. I would also like to thank 19 Wing Fire Department and 888 Wing (Komox) for their support during this difficult time.

Born in Montreal, Dan joined the Canadian Forces in June 1980 where he served as a Firefighter for over 35 years.

You can read his full military bio here: https://cmea-agmc.ca/cwo-daniel-coutu-cd

After his retirement from the Canadian Forces he worked for Enterprise Car Rental as a driver, a job he enjoyed immensely. Dan also served as President of 888 (Komox) Wing of the RCAFA 2018-2019 and was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors for 2019-2020 and remained in that position until his passing.

As per Dan's wishes there will be no service.


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Daniel J. Coutu CD CWO(Ret'd)

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Dean Cantwell

October 11, 2019

I met Dan first from 1995 to 96 aboard the HMCS Calgary. After loosing my own father this past week and my brother last year I know there are no words to describe your loss or grief, but know that you and your family are in our prayers and hearts. RIP Dan

martin haller

October 8, 2019

Its hard to lose a husband, father and friend. But going though right now with my father and seeing Dan My heart is full of sorrow for the passing of my friend. I will pray fro Dan this Friday when I thinking of him at my father own funeral. I will pray for Dan and all of our friends that passed away. MY thoughts are with the family and I hope that you will remember your husband and father. Its very hard to talk to people but they are just sadden for your lose. Keep a smile on your face and remember all the good Dan has done over the years.

Canadian Military Engineers Association

October 5, 2019

The Canadian Military Engineers extend to you and your family our deepest sympathies in your time of sorrow.

Brigadier-General Steve M. Irwin, CD (Retired)
Colonel Commandant of the Canadian Military Engineers