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Racine, Robert & Gauthier Funeral Home

180 Montreal Road, Ottawa, ON

OBITUARY

René Coicou

May 30, 1935March 2, 2020

Décédé lundi le 2 mars 2020 à l’âge de 84 ans. Il était le fils de feu Yves Coicou et de feu Lamercie Garcia, ainsi que l’époux de madame Ilda Coicou.

Il laisse dans le chagrin ses enfants Yves (Marie-Josée Samson), Jean-Marc (Diane Lamontagne), Carl (Sophie Boileau) et son beau-fils Roy Pereira (Anna Kalasznikow). Grand-père adoré de Claire (Nicolas Roy), Louis-Olivier, Charles-Alexandre, Léonie, Kate Pereira et arrière-grand-père de Mélie et Emrick. Il laisse également dans le deuil son frère Raymond et ses sœurs Olga (Leo Kearney) et Marcelle (Bernard Reverdin), ainsi que plusieurs neveux, nièces et ami(e)s.

Il est parti rejoindre sa première épouse et mère de ses enfants (Claire Gravel), son frère Franck et sa sœur Lucienne.

La famille désire remercier la résidence Garry J Armstrong pour leurs soins prodigués.

Un service funéraire aura lieu dans l'intimité de la famille.

Votre témoignage de sympathie à la famille peut se traduire par des dons à la fondation de votre choix. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

René passed away on Monday, March 2, 2020 at the age of 84 years old. He was the son of the late Yves Coicou and the late Lamercie Garcia and the beloved husband of Ilda Coicou.

He leaves in sorrow his children’s Yves (Marie-Josee Samson), Jean-Marc (Diane Lamontagne), Carl (Sophie Boileau) and his stepson Roy Pereira (Anna Kalasznikow). Adored grandfather of Claire (Nicolas Roy), Louis-Olivier, Charles-Alexandre, Léonie, Kate Pereira and great-grandfather of Mélie and Emrick. He also leave in mourn his brother Raymond and his sisters Olga (Leo Kearney) and Marcelle (Bernard Reverdin), as well as several nephews, nieces and friends. His first wife and the mother of his sons (Claire Gravel), his brother Frank and his sister Lucienne predeceased him.

The family would like to thank the Garry J Armstrong Residence for their amazing care provided.

A funeral will he held in the privacy of the family.

In memory of Mr. René, donations of your choice would be greatly appreciated.

Services

6 June

Condoléances

9:30 am - 10:30 am

Maison Funeraire Racine, Robert & Gauthier

180, chemin Montréal
Ottawa

6 June

Service funéraire

10:30 pm

Maison Funeraire Racine, Robert & Gauthier

180, chemin Montréal
Ottawa

Memories

René Coicou

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Colleen Lundy

June 5, 2020

Rene was a remarkable person. Despite his physical limitation, he always greeted us with a big smile. He was always watching the news - staying engaged. Rene made important contributions to the lives of others being the first Black mayor of a city in Quebec. He was a role model. Ilda was central in his life and she was with him for the good part of each day ensuring that he was well cared for. They were a loving couple devoted to each other. We send our love to Ilda and the family.

Colleen and Gary

Kelly Mulhall

May 13, 2020

As a Physiotherapy Assistant at Garry J Armstrong I had the honour of working with Rene often several times a week over many years. Rene to me was a gentle giant. Despite his challenges with speaking he remained a strong communicator and always let me know that he was prepared to do even more than we asked in his therapies. When I worked with him I always felt his great strength and zest for life. My heart goes out to Ilda who was there for him every day. I share the mourning of a great loss to the Coicu family. May he rest in peace.

GHISLAINE BOULAY

May 13, 2020

La Famille Boulay a été attristée par la nouvelle du départ de René.

C'était un grand Homme, un être d'exception.
On peut dire que René a eu une vie foisonnante, et il a été entouré d'amour et de rires.

Même si les années nous ont distancés, sachez que les Boulay ne vous ont pas oubliés. Les Cousins Coicou sont dans nos coeurs et nos beaux souvenirs.

Prenez soin de vous.
Sincèrement, toutes nos sympathies.

De Gilbert et Suzanne, Pierre et Marie, Jacques et Hélène, et Ghislaine.

Darlinys Diaz Pages

March 24, 2020

Obrigado meu' irmao Rene! Sempre senti-me muito congratulado com a sua sincera amisade. Homes honestos, justos, humaos, solidarios como voce sempre marcaram a sua deferencia. Obrigado.
De la familia cubana
Joseito, Elsa, Tania, Darlinys y flia

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