Racine, Robert & Gauthier Funeral Home

180 Montreal Road, Ottawa, ON


Thérèse HOTTE

February 14, 1928February 10, 2020

La famille Hotte a le regret de vous annoncer le décès de Thérèse Hotte, née Groulx

Décédée le 10 février 2020, à quelques jours de ses 92 ans. Tendre épouse de feu Hector Hotte, fille de feu Valmore Groulx et feu Anna Desjardins. Elle était la mère bien-aimée de Denis (Lucille), Claude (Penny), Michel, bébé Gilles (décédé à quatre jours), Gilles (Denis), Sylvain, Francine (Louis-Philippe) et Guy (Lorraine) ; la grand-mère de Nathaly (Geoffrey Behm) et Nikolas (Lisa) Hotte, Pamela Zarattini (Carlo), Cobie-Anne et Jessica-Chantal Hotte, Maxime Hotte (Sara Mélissa Gauthier), Louis-Matthieu (Stéphanie Plante) et Geneviève Dorval, Emily, Rebeccah et Abigaile; l’arrière grand-mère de Jackson et Jaden Behm, Jacob et Zoe Zarattini, Justin, Kylie-Anna, Louana, Léo, Annika et Noah Hotte, Bianca et Elisabeth Dorval. Thérèse était aussi la sœur de feux Lionel, Raymond, Jean-Paul et Marie-Reine.

Thérèse a servi sa communauté à titre de Conseillère scolaire, secrétaire d'école et Vice-présidente des Auxiliaires du Centre d'accueil Champlain lors de la création de l'organisme. Elle a aussi épaulé son époux tout au long de sa carrière dans la politique municipale et des activités de la paroisse Saint Charles Borromée.

La famille invite parents et amis à la maison funéraire Racine, Robert et Gauthier située au 180, chemin de Montréal à Ottawa de 14 h à 16 h et de 19 h à 21 h le vendredi 6 mars 2020. La cérémonie religieuse aura lieu à l’église Notre-Dame de Lourdes située au 435 Montreal Road, Ottawa le samedi 7 Mars 2020 à 10 h 30, suivi de l'enterrement et d’une réception au Cimetière Beechwood situé au 280, avenue Beechwood à Ottawa.

La famille aimerait remercier les gens du Centre d'accueil Champlain pour les bons soins prodigués à Thérèse, particulièrement le docteur Duchesne, la coiffeuse Michelle, les infirmiers/infirmières, les préposé(e)s et le reste du personnel. La famille doit aussi noter la façon dont le personnel de l'hôpital Montfort a soigné Thérèse avec compassion durant les dernières semaines. La famille aimerait aussi remercier le docteur André Gauthier et son épouse Lorraine pour les nombreuses années de soins extraordinaires offerts à Thérèse.

Pour ceux et celles qui le désirent, des dons peuvent être faits aux Auxiliaires du Centre d'accueil Champlain.

The Hotte family wishes to announce the death of Thérèse Hotte (Groulx)

On February 10, 2020, a few days before her 92nd birthday. Loving wife of the late Hector Hotte, daughter of the late Valmore Groulx and the late Anna Desjardins. She was the much loved mother of Denis (Lucille), Claude (Penny), Michel, baby Gilles (deceased at four days), Gilles (Denis), Sylvain, Francine (Louis-Philippe) and Guy (Lorraine) ; the grand-mother of Nathaly (Geoffrey Behm) and Nikolas (Lisa) Hotte, Pamela Zarattini (Carlo), Cobie-Anne and Jessica-Chantal Hotte, Maxime Hotte (Sara Mélissa Gauthier), Louis-Matthieu (Stéphanie Plante) and Geneviève Dorval, Emily, Rebeccah and Abigaile; the great grand-mother of Jackson and Jaden Behm, Jacob and Zoe Zarattini, Justin, Kylie-Anna, Louana, Léo, Annika and Noah Hotte, Bianca and Elisabeth Dorval. Thérèse was also the sister of the late Lionel, Raymond, Jean-Paul and Marie-Reine.

Thérèse served her community as a School Board Trustee, a school secretary and Vice-chair of the initial Auxiliary of the Centre d'accueil Champlain. She also was an unflagging support to her husband during his lengthy career as a municipal politician and with various organizations in the Saint Charles Borromée parish.

The family wishes to invite friends and relatives to join them at the Racine, Robert and Gauthier funeral home located at 180 Montréal Road in Ottawa from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. and from 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. on Friday, March 6, 2020. The religious service will take place at Notre-Dame de Lourdes church located on 435 Montreal Road, Ottawa on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 10:30 A.M., followed by the burial and a reception at the Beechwood cemetary located at 280 Beechwood Avenue in Ottawa.

The family wishes to thank the staff of the Centre d'accueil Champlain for the support, care and compassion provided to Thérèse, and particularly Doctor Duchesne, Michelle the hairdresser, and all the personal support workers, nurses and other staff. The family must also recognize the compassionate care provided to Thérèse at the Montfort Hospital by its great staff during recent weeks. The family also wishes to thank Doctor André Gauthier and his wife Lorraine for the many years of amazing health care provided to Thérèse.

For those of who so wish, donations can be made to the Auxiliary of the Centre d'accueil Champlain.


6 March


2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Maison Funeraire Racine, Robert & Gauthier Funeral Home

180 Montreal Road
Ottawa, ON K1L1B4

6 March


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Maison Funeraire Racine, Robert & Gauthier Funeral Home

180 Montreal Road
Ottawa, ON K1L1B4

7 March

Service Funéraire/Funeral Service

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Notre-Dame de Lourdes

435 Montreal Road
Ottawa, ON K1K 0V2

7 March


12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Beechwood Cemetery

280 Beechwood Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1L 8A6


Thérèse HOTTE

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Martin Doepner

February 21, 2020

Chère famille Hotte,

Je vous prie de bien vouloir accepter mes très vives condoléances. Je garde plusieurs beaux souvenirs d'enfance de matante Thérèse au Lac Sam. Elle était une bonne vivante qui aimait rire et nous faire rire.

Malheureusement, je serai à l'extérieur du pays et je ne pourrai être présent aux obsèques. Je tenais à vous dire que je partage votre peine et je pense à vous.

Martin Doepner

Robert & Valerie Flannery

February 18, 2020

Guy, Laurie and Hotte Family
You are in our thoughts and prayers as you go through the loss of your dear Mother.
The memories and love your Mom created will be with you always.
Sending our love from PEI
Bob & Valerie

Carol Ann MacDonell

February 16, 2020

I was very sad to learn of Madame Hotte's passing. I have wonderful memories from a very early age of how much fun she was. I would sit on my uncle's dock and listen for the singing to start. Invariably that meant it was time for a party. It seems very appropriate that she was born on Valentine's Day. She was filled with love.

Michelle Keyes

February 16, 2020

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I’ll miss you Therese, I miss you waiting for me to arrive every Friday morning, you were the First Lady I saw every Friday morning. Not a minute late I could be, or I knew it! You made me laugh and we play tracks on each other...
you were asleep one morning when I arrived and I walked very quietly passed you, opened ever up an waited for you to arrive, we laughed so hard, you didn’t see me come in That day! I told you I had be waiting a long time for you!!! LoL Sooo cute!
I miss you!
Love you sweet lady, good-bye until we meet again ❤️
God Bless

Michelle Keyes

February 16, 2020

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My sincere sympathies go to your family.

As a hairstylist for 35 years I never felt so fulfilled in my work, as I do with working at a long term care, caring for people like Therese.

My work never stops at doing hair, often residents, Therese would come to me asking to help put her socks and shoes on, please help me with my bags, please stay with me when I go to my room, so I’m not alone.....
To me it was never a question to help wherever I could. To comfort even just for a few minutes, was never out of my way.

It was always my pleasure to serve your mother/mamma, grandmother/grandmama.

Almost 3 years of getting to know Therese, she was an amazing women. She was so proud of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Even her grand 4 legged fur baby!
She was loving, kind, though, and demanding.... but who wouldn’t be at that age, with this many kids and grand kids! ;)

She was Fire that always burned bright, you always knew if someone wasn’t doing what they should, man she would get mad... and you better look out!
Then when she was happy, everyone knew the excitement in her heart and the smile on her face.
I love her spirit, a no messing around with her attitude. You always knew where you stood with her.

The stories I heard about her cottage and how she loved it so. “You should go Therese and stays for a weekend, I said, enjoy and never be afraid of staying the night.. Your sons and daughter will take good care of you.” Then finally she did, one more time.
Her smile could light up a room that day I saw after that weekend! She couldn’t wait to tell me she stayed the weekend. She was so happy she beat fear, face on, even at her age.
What a strong women!

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Denis Dubuc

February 15, 2020

Linda and I and our sons, Matthew, Andrew and Patrick were very sorry to hear about Mme. Hotte’s passing.
We have fond memories of her dating back to our late teen years. My parents Lucienne and Marcel were great friends with Hector and Therese and always talked about the wonderful memories they had, she will be sorely missed.

Suzanne and John Nixon

February 15, 2020

We send our sincere condolences to Guy & Laurie and the Hotte Family. We will always remember Therese's beautiful smile and the strong love she had for her family and friends. We are deeply grateful for her friendship and kindness to our parents Donna and Gerald Flannery.
May she rest in peace with her loving husband Hector.

Richard Dubuc

February 15, 2020

We were very sorry to hear that Madame Hotte has passed. While she was the matriarch of the Hotte family, in many ways she was the matriarch of the original Lac Sam community. In the days when heat was generated by the wood you chopped, light was from kerosene, and refrigeration was from blocks of ice harvested during the winter from the lake, Madame Hotte exemplified the “spirit” of the lake. She and Hector were often the first to offer help, support or a cold beer whenever needed. They hosted many “happy hours” which turned into potluck dinners followed by sing songs which lasted long into the night. Thanks to the Hotte’s and the other Lac Sam originals, the Lac Sam Community has maintained a culture of mutual support, mutual respect and mutual friendship.
Our sincere condolences to the extended Hotte family. Madame Hotte may be passed, but her legacy will never be forgotten.
Richard and Deborah Dubuc

Sylvie Bédard

February 15, 2020

Toutes nos plus sincères condoléances à toi chère Francine et toute ta famille. Nos pensées et nos prières vous accompagnent.
Sylvie et Antonio

Kitty and Willy Langill

February 15, 2020

We are saddened to hear of the passing of your beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Therese was your proud matriarch and strongest supporter of all things family. Therese was always kind and generous and her memory will live on in the hearts, minds and spirit of those she leaves behind.

Please accept our sincerest condolences, thoughts and prayers.
Kitty and Willy Langill