OBITUARY

Louis Lou Robert Joseph Contant

December 31, 1929October 4, 2013
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It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of Louis Contant at the age of 83. He leaves behind his beloved wife and partner of nearly 30 years, Wilma Brown. He will be greatly missed by his nieces Arlene and Suzanne, and nephews Chris, Mark and Brian; Wilma’s siblings Judy (René), Jerry (Jean), Verni, and Wally (Jazz); and countless acquaintances and friends, including Jerry B., Rod M., John P., Mike B., Mike C., Steve T. and Susie S., Steve R., Dirk K., Bill E., Liliane B., Chris W., Alanna H., Audrey S., Kathie R., Silvia and Matti T. He was predeceased by his brother John. Louis was born in Winnipeg to Anne Marie (Côté) and Alfred Contant. He also lived a number of years in Vancouver and England before settling in Montreal in 1963. He worked at the Vanier College Bookstore from 1970 until his retirement in 1993. Louis was a reader, a writer, a poet, a musician, and a philosopher who truly loved people and nature. Visitation will be Wednesday, October 9 from 2 to 5 pm and 7 to 9 pm at Collins Clarke MacGillivray White Funeral Home, 5610 Sherbrooke West, Montreal (H4A 1W5). A Service to celebrate Louis’ life will take place Thursday, October 10 at 2 pm at Montreal West United Church, 88 Ballantyne North, Montreal West (H4X 2B8). On Friday, October 11 at 11 a.m., some of Louis’ ashes will be placed in a niche at the Montreal Memorial Gardens/Les Jardins Urgel Bourgie, 3955 Côte de Liesse, Ville St-Laurent (H4N 2N6). People are invited for any or all of the above. Sincere thanks to Dr. Shireen Sirhan and all the caring staff of the Oncology Treatment Centre at St. Mary’s Hospital and the homecare professionals provided by CLSC, Mount Sinai Hospital, and NOVA. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Vanier College Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

To read Louis Contant's complete biography and service details, please go to:

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Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, October 9, 2013
  • Memorial Service Thursday, October 10, 2013
  • Cemetery - Ashes Placed in Niche Friday, October 11, 2013
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Sonya Jensen

November 2, 2013

October 16, 2013

In the last year we feel greatly blessed to have known Louis. We enjoyed his cheerful and thoughtful nature, and his love for the garden.

Sonya, Mark, Charlotte, and Thora

Montreal, Quebec

Ian MacArthur

November 2, 2013

October 15, 2013

Lou is a wonderful gentleman and a great conversationalist. He took a genuine interest in people's activities and one never left an encounter with Lou not feeling encouraged in their actions going forward. Our thoughts are with you Willie as you move through this challenging time.

Karen and Ian

Ian MacArthur,

Beaconsfield, QC, Quebec

Jennifer LaBarge

November 2, 2013

October 13, 2013

Willy- deepest sympathies to you and your family.

Jennifer & Steve - Massena cousins

Jennifer LaBarge,

Massena, NY

Dirk Kelder

November 2, 2013

October 13, 2013

Having known Lou since Browser days in the 60's I will definitely miss him. But I have many fine memories of times together sharing ideas and laughter. Martha and I send you our thoughts and prayers, Willie.

Dirk Kelder

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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Ulysse Labossiere

November 2, 2013

October 10, 2013

I know that where he is now, he is entertaining all his old friends and family. I don't think I had ever met such an interesting fellow until I met Louis.. He will truly be missed by the Labossiere family..

Ulysse, Jordan, Alex Labossiere,

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Ruth Belfer

November 2, 2013

October 10, 2013

Our deep condolences to you, Willie, and to your family and friends. A very special person, Lou brought richness to many lives.

Ruth, Gordon, and Manda

Ruth Belfer

Montreal, Quebec

David Wicke

November 2, 2013

October 09, 2013

Willy, My sincere condolences to you and all the family.

Sincerely,
Cousin David

Albany, NY

Denis Lafontaine

November 2, 2013

October 08, 2013

Our deepest sympathies to you, Willie, and to all the family and friends of Lou. So sorry. God bless!

Denis Lafontaine

Saint-Laurent, Quebec

Brian and Wendy Brown & Family

November 2, 2013

October 08, 2013

Though our memories are few, we will cherish them as we morn his passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Wilma, we love you!

Brian, Wendy & Family,

Albemarle, North Carolina

Alanna Horner

November 2, 2013

October 08, 2013

This friend so cherished and deeply respected: so many deep conversations about so many things, so much fun so many laughs. These things live on in our loving memories. Lou was a wonderful role model for my children Mara and Kyle and such a constant friend to me over the years. Our hearts go out to you "Willou" Bon courage, Alanna

Alanna Horner,

Montreal, Quebec