Girard, Joseph Rodolphe

Girard, Joseph Rodolphe "Marcel"

June 8th, 2015

Peacefully surrounded by family at University Hospital on Monday, June 8, 2015, at the age of 100. Beloved husband of Peggy (née Johnson). Cherished father of Barry and his wife Gwen, Mark and his wife Joanne, Rob and his wife Arij, Michele, Eric and his wife Jenn. Grandfather of Gabrial, Nicole, Yvonne, Daunene, Barry, Liam, Kaid, Laura, Matthew, Taylor, Celina, Meagan and Aiden. Brother of Gabrial, Marie and Bernadette. Brother-in-law of Roberta and Charlotte. Daughters-in-law Lynn Girard and Martha Straughan. Predeceased by his son Ron, parents Donat and Josephine, brother Gerald, and sisters Margot, Therese and Claire. Marcel was a friend of many and loved by all with his happy and loving personality, witty sense of humour and devotion to his family. A Celebration of Life will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 1:00 p.m., with visitation one hour prior. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the London Humane Society.


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Denise BeltI am saddened to read his life is over but knowing how great a life full of laughter fun and caring he had . I am happy to know that most men don't get to enjoy that life long so he was a very lucky man as well . I hope to come to the visitation on Saturday . My thoughts are with you all at this time .
Joanna, Rick, Brooklyn And KeeleyEric, Jenn and family Sorry for your loss. What a great life to have lived to be 100. Many years of great memories you'll always cherish. Our thoughts are with you.
Regina WoodThe first time I met Marcel he was walking for exercise in our building. He spoke softly and kindly to me and introduced himself - as time went on I met his wife Peggy and daughter Michele. I am proud to have know the part of the family I have met and treasure their friendship. RIP Marcel - you will be missed Regina + family
Linda & Cliff EvansIt was a honour and privilege to have know Marcel .......we had may chats as he walked the halls in our building ..he was truly a kind gentleman......R.I.P my dear friend Peggy Michelle and Family ......our thoughts and prayers are with you in this trying time... ..Linda & Cliff Evans 70
Alan and Linda CorriganKnow that we are with you in our hearts, and wish we could be there to comfort the family. As Alan would always say when he would call Marcel, "Monzy Girard". He was a good friend and will always be in our memories, and we will treasure the times we've spent with him. Thinking of you always. Alan and Linda Corrigan, Ottawa
MaryAnne RegierDearest Peggy, Michele and family So sorry to hear of your loss, hold your memories close to your hearts. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love MaryAnne (longtime co-worker)
Murray LanceleyI have many fond memories of Marcel, whom I first met in Victoria, B.C. when I was about fifteen years old. Over the years and many trips to the coast, Marcel brought friendship and humor. I was honored in 1995 to meet his family and friends in London, and enjoyed the special trip we took together that summer to Ottawa and Toronto. I spoke with Marcel on the occasion of his turning one hundred and we shared a few laughs that I will cherish. My condolences to his family
Shane Hudson, Veterans Affairs Case Manager (ret'd)Marcel was one of the good guys and one of my most respected clients. He will be missed by anyone he met; that was the kind of man he was.
Martha W.Michele, I was so very sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. I can only imagine how difficult this time has been for you. I hope you are able to get the support you need to get through this tough time.
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