OBITUARY

Guy Cournoyer

April 22, 1962April 7, 2019
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Guy Cournoyer, age 56, of Phoenix, Arizona passed away on Sunday April 7, 2019. Guy was born April 22, 1962 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

A celebration of life for Guy will be held Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Green Acres Funeral home, 401 North Hayden Road, Scottsdale, Arizona 85257. Following the service at Green Acres, the celebration of Guy's life will continue from 1pm - 4pm at 18 degrees, Ice Den, 9375 E Bell Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260.

There will be a service in Montreal, Quebec on Tuesday, April 23. Time and location to follow.

Guy is survived by his wife, Stephanie and their beloved dog Sophie, mother Monique Bibeau, brothers Sylvain (Josee), Yvan (Lisa), mother-in-law Carol, brother-in-law Shawn (Anastasia), nieces and nephews Vincent, Eric, Alexis, Sydnee, Sophia & Melina.

Guy was passionate about hockey, an athlete his whole life; he learned to skate before he could walk. He was hopeful the Canadians would win another Stanley Cup! He also loved cars, racing, motorcycles, and the Canadian Band, Tragically Hip, and made sure to see them every chance he got.

Guy was married to Stephanie Yarrow for 25 years. As a loving couple, they traveled throughout the globe, and especially enjoyed spoiling their Schnauzer Sophie.

His premature departure has left a void in his family's lives that will never be filled. Yet, he will be remembered for his humor, intelligence, confidence and a smile that could light up a room!

His time was cut short, after a year and half battle with ALS. The news came as a huge shock to the family, but they decided to fight and do everything possible to create something positive. He was passionate about helping under-privileged kids have an opportunity to play the game he loved so much.

Thus, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the SLAP Hockey Program in Guy’s name. Donations can be made by cheque (via mail) or online.

Those wishing to send a cheque by mail must indicate “Sun Youth” in the Pay To section and “SLAP Hockey Program in Memory of Guy Cournoyer” in the Memo section on the cheque. Cheques should be mailed to: 370 Mont-Royal West, Montreal, Quebec, H2V 2S4 to the attention of Genney Eliopoulos.

Donors using the online donation link https://sunyouthorg.com/donation/ . In addition to the required information on the second page of the process “Personal Information”, must add the following comment in the Comments section at the bottom of the page “SLAP Hockey Program in Memory of Guy Cournoyer”.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, April 16, 2019
REMEMBERING

Guy Cournoyer

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Tim Brun

April 16, 2019

Guy was someone who forced you to recognize your potential just by being around him. It allowed you to be happy and grow on your own merits. I owe some of my confidence and reduced hubris to Guy. He was someone who no matter how long it’d been would open up and let you back in for advice and kinship alike.

I can only imagine how it feels for those who shared a closer bond with Him. I’m so sorry for your loss.

May you Rest In Peace sir.


Fred McLane

April 16, 2019

I met Guy when he was my Sales VP at Comark in Illinois. He was an amazing mentor and helped me move to Phoenix at a difficult time in my life. It wasn’t for him, I never would have met the love of my life my wife Laura. He always had a positive attitude and brightened every room. We will miss him.

Matthew Elliott

April 16, 2019

A great teammate and a better person. Guy was a model of strength and consistency. I am lucky to have played with him and get to know him. I am honored to have skated with him. Guy taught me all the things Arizona hockey did not about the Habs and I will always think of him when I watch the Habs play.
Rest in Peace Brother.....
Matt

Patrick villeneuve

April 15, 2019

Words can't express the loss of Guy. I'll remember him in many positive ways with a big smile and great sense of humor. know that we're here for you Stephanie and the Cournoyer/Yarrow family in these difficult times when you need anythings

Patrick and Josee

Nathalie Villeneuve

April 13, 2019

Lost for words... Borrowing those of The Tragically Hip – "Heaven is a Better Place Today".

My deepest condolences to the family, and everyone who loved him.

Jo Patrick

April 12, 2019

My deepest condolences to you Stephanie & to your loved ones. You & Guy have been like family to us - we will miss him tremendously. Love you very much

Jo

Donna Feeley

April 12, 2019

It has been many years since I have seen you but fondly remember all our fun times together. Love the pic of you in your Gladiator costume with Rob in his Ghostbuster costume. Thank you to your family for posting a great pic from the past. RIP Guy. My condolences to your wife and family, especially your Mom who was always so sweet to Wendy and I.

Kristina Williams

April 12, 2019

My thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Guy was one of my supervisors when he was Vice President at Neutron Industries. He was the sweetest, upbeat, goal driven person I had met in a long time. I was sad to find out he was no longer working at Neutron when I came back from maternity leave. My heart breaks for you Stephanie. Rest In Heaven with the Angels Guy!

Neil Walker

April 12, 2019

Guy and I played hockey together for many years in Montreal back in the 80’s. Wow, so long ago.
We shared a lot of good times both on and off the ice. I am glad I had the opportunity to get to know him and to call him a friend. RIP Guy

James Powers

April 12, 2019

Guy managed the salesforce at iLinc very successfully when I was the CEO. He was gregarious, kind, and very intelligent! He will be missed! Thoughts and prayers go out the family!

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