André Lacroix
André Lacroix
  
LACROIX, André

LACROIX, André

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(88 years old)
March 16, 2020

 March 16, 2020

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LACROIX, André It is with heavy hearts that the family announces his passing on March 16th, 2020 at the age of 88 years. André is survived by his wife of 58 years, Maureen Lacroix ( née Laberge), six children Andrée ( Serge), Pierre, Claude ( Julie), Jeanie (Paul), Mathieu (Leona) and Jacques as well as ten grandchildren; Simon, Claudie, Margo, Éile, Meallá, Maxim, Eve, Tomas, Molly and Christian (Katie) as well as a great grandchild on the way. André was raised in La Sarre in northwest Quebec by his parents Albert Lacroix and Alma Lacroix (née Breton), both predeceased. He is survived by his brothers Fernand (Henriette), Roger (Anne), and his sister Pierrette (Garnet). As an adolescent he travelled to Sudbury to attend Sacred Heart College (subsequently University of Sudbury) where he obtained a classical education from the Jesuites, learned to develop critical thinking, a strong work ethic and was challenged to use the skills he had learned to do good onto others. His time at Sacred Heart College marked the beginning of his life long affinity to the Jesuites, their commitment to higher education and the values they exalt. From Sacred Heart College André went on to study law in Toronto where he graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1957. His love of the North brought him back to Sudbury where he embarked on a law career in private practice that spanned over 50 years. He was a founding partner of the law firm Lacroix Forest Labrosse and DelFrate and he had very fond memories of his partners, associates, staff, colleagues and the legal community with whom he had the privilege of working throughout his legal career. He loved people and he valued upholding what was just and fair. The practise of law gave him the means to do what he enjoyed the most, helping people. He could not turn away the vulnerable or powerless. Anyone who knew him knew he was not mechanically inclined but there were very few legal problems he could not fix. He was a reasonable and gentle man with a sharp mind and he used these skills to sort out effective solutions to legal problems. He was a man of integrity who was trusted and respected because he was never motivated by self interest. A person’s appearance, age, gender, sexual orientation, race and/ or religious beliefs did not matter to him. He treated everyone with the same respect. In keeping with his values, he was an engaged community member who spent tireless hours volunteering his time to various Boards and organizations throughout the years including the School Board, Laurentian University, University of Sudbury, Cambrian College, Cambrian Foundation, Sudbury Community Foundation, Science North, Baxter and Alma Ricard Foundation, The Sudbury Regional Development Corporation and the United Way. He was the first non cleric Chancellor of the University of Sudbury and was also the recipient of many awards including an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from Laurentian University and a Fred Sheridan Award from Cambrian College. He was truly moved when he received these awards but was not at all comfortable with the attention directed towards him. He was a patient and tolerant man although he had no tolerance for intolerance and violence. He was very independent, a progressive thinker who was always curious and open to new ideas. He embraced new technology although he had no idea how to use it. He played hockey, loved music, dancing, shoveling snow and burning cardboard in his fire pit. He always drove the speed limit and spent all of his weekends outdoors with his dogs. He was thrilled to be an Admiral of the Ramsey Lake Navy. His sense of humour was very dry, like his favorite martinis. He fell in love and married Maureen in 1962 and together they lived a full life even having made a short movie together. Dinner table discussions were never boring. He had tremendous respect and admiration for Maureen and her many accomplishments. His greatest pride and joy were his family. He was easy to be with, fun and entertaining. During his later years he faced one of his greatest life challenges when he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, a reality he accepted stoically. The family would like to extend sincere thanks and appreciation to the Alzheimer’s Society of Sudbury- Manitoulin for their invaluable programming and care as well as St Joseph’s Villa and HSN for the excellent care they provided to André more recently. We will miss him dearly although his example will continue to guide us in his absence. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Sudbury -Manitoulin, St Joseph’s Villa, or a charity of your choice. We would also ask you to consider a charity or fund that will assist students affected by COVID-19. In keeping with current circumstances, a celebration of life will be held at a later date to be announced. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, Sudbury. www.cooperativefuneralhome.ca C’est avec le cœur lourd que la famille annonce son décès, le 16 mars 2020, à 88 ans. André laisse dans le deuil sa femme de 58 ans, Maureen (née Laberge), ses six enfants, Andrée (Serge), Pierre, Claude (Julie), Jeanie (Paul), Mathieu (Leona) et Jacques, ainsi que ses dix petits-enfants, Simon, Claudie, Margo, Éile, Meallá, Maxim, Eve, Tomas, Molly et Christian (Katie) et un arrière-petit-enfant qui naîtra bientôt. Élevé à La Sarre, dans le nord-ouest du Québec, par ses parents, Albert et Alma (née Breton) Lacroix, qui l’ont prédécédé, il laisse aussi ses frères Fernand (Henriette) et Roger (Anne) et sa sœur Pierrette (Garnet). Pendant son adolescence, André est venu à Sudbury pour fréquenter le Collège Sacré-Cœur (devenu l’Université de Sudbury) où il a fait des études classiques auprès des Jésuites. Là, il a développé sa pensée critique et une solide éthique de travail et été incité à utiliser ses compétences pour le bien d’autrui. Son séjour au Collège Sacré-Cœur marquait le début d’une affiliation à vie aux Jésuites, à leur engagement envers l’enseignement supérieur et aux valeurs qu’ils prônent. Il est allé ensuite à Osgoode Hall, à Toronto, et y a reçu un diplôme en droit en 1957. Témoignant de son amour du Nord, il est retourné ensuite à Sudbury pour lancer une carrière qui a duré plus de cinq décennies comme avocat en cabinet privé. Associé fondateur de Lacroix Forest Labrosse et Del Frate, il conservait de tendres souvenirs de ses partenaires et collaborateurs, du personnel, de ses collègues et de la communauté juridique auprès de qui il a eu le privilège de travailler tout au long de sa carrière. Il aimait tant les gens et tenait résolument à défendre ce qui est juste et équitable. Sa profession lui permettait de faire ce qu’il aimait le plus, à savoir, aider les autres, et les personnes vulnérables ou dépourvues n’étaient jamais refusées. Même s’il n’avait pas le don de la mécanique, ses proches le sauront, il réussissait à résoudre presque tous les problèmes légaux qui se présentaient. Homme raisonnable et doux avec l’esprit aiguisé, il mettait à profit ses habiletés afin de formuler des solutions efficaces aux enjeux juridiques. Il était un homme intègre, digne de confiance et de respect, jamais motivé par ses propres intérêts. Il n’attachait aucune importance à l’apparence, à l’âge, au genre, à l’orientation sexuelle, à l’ethnie ou aux croyances religieuses des autres, accordant le même respect à tout un chacun. Fidèle à ses valeurs, il était un membre actif de la communauté, passant des heures à faire inlassablement du bénévolat au fil des ans auprès de divers conseils et organismes, y compris le conseil scolaire, l’Université Laurentienne, l’Université de Sudbury, le Collège Cambrian, la Cambrian Foundation, la Fondation communautaire de Sudbury, Science Nord, la Fondation Baxter et Alma Ricard, la Société de développement régional de Sudbury et Centraide. Il était le premier chancelier laïque de l’Université de Sudbury et le lauréat de nombreux prix, dont un doctorat honorifique en droit de l’Université Laurentienne et le Prix Fred-Sheridan du Collège Cambrian. Bien qu’il ait été ému de recevoir ces prix, il fut mal à l’aise au centre de l’attention. André était un homme patient et tolérant qui ne supportait pas l’intolérance et la violence. Il était un penseur autonome et progressiste qui faisait toujours preuve de curiosité et d’ouverture aux idées nouvelles. Il était très réceptif aux technologies nouvelles, même s’il n’avait aucune idée comment s’en servir. Il a joué au hockey et aimait écouter la musique, danser, pelleter de la neige et faire brûler du carton dans son foyer, à l’air libre. Il respectait toujours les limites de vitesse de la route et passait chaque week-end au plein air avec ses chiens. Il s’était réjoui de devenir amiral de la Marine du lac Ramsey. Son sens d’humour était plutôt sec, tout comme les martinis dont il raffolait. Il est tombé amoureux de Maureen et l’a épousé en 1962. Ensemble, ils ont mené une vie bien remplie et ont même réalisé un court-métrage ensemble. Les discussions aux repas de famille n’étaient jamais ennuyantes. Il affichait un respect et une admiration des plus énormes à l’égard de Maureen et de ses nombreuses réalisations. Sa plus grande source de fierté était incontestablement sa famille. Il était un homme abordable, agréable et amusant. Pendant les dernières années, il a dû relever le plus imposant défi de sa vie en recevant le diagnostic d’Alzheimer, qu’il a accepté stoïquement. La famille tient à remercier sincèrement la Société d’Alzheimer de Sudbury-Manitoulin de ses précieux programmes et soins, ainsi que la Villa St-Joseph et HSN d’avoir assuré plus récemment d’excellents soins à André. Même s’il nous manquera au plus profond, nous continuerons à suivre son exemple remarquable en son absence. Que vos témoignages de condoléances se traduisent en dons à la Société d’Alzheimer de Sudbury-Manitoulin, la Villa St-Joseph ou une charité de votre choix. Nous vous demandons aussi de considérer une charité ou un fonds destiné aux étudiants affectés par COVID- 19. Compte tenu des circonstances actuelles, la célébration de la vie aura lieu à une date ultérieure, à confirmer. Les arrangements funéraires sont confiés à la COOPÉRATIVE FUNÉRAIRE, Sudbury. www.cooperativefuneraire.ca

LACROIX, André It is with heavy hearts that the family announces his passing on March 16th, 2020 at the age of 88 years. André is survived by his wife of 58 years, Maureen Lacroix ( née Laberge), six children Andrée ( Serge), Pierre, Claude ( Julie), Jeanie (Paul), Mathieu (Leona) and Jacques as well as ten grandchildren; Simon, Claudie, Margo, Éile, Meallá, Maxim, Eve, Tomas, Molly and Christian (Katie) as well as a great grandchild on the way. André was raised in La Sarre in northwest Quebec by his parents Albert Lacroix and Alma Lacroix (née Breton), both predeceased. He is survived by his brothers Fernand (Henriette), Roger (Anne), and his sister Pierrette (Garnet). As an adolescent he travelled to Sudbury to attend Sacred Heart College (subsequently University of Sudbury) where he obtained a classical education from the Jesuites, learned to develop critical thinking, a strong work ethic and was challenged to use the skills he had learned to do good onto others. His time at Sacred Heart College marked the beginning of his life long affinity to the Jesuites, their commitment to higher education and the values they exalt. From Sacred Heart College André went on to study law in Toronto where he graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1957. His love of the North brought him back to Sudbury where he embarked on a law career in private practice that spanned over 50 years. He was a founding partner of the law firm Lacroix Forest Labrosse and DelFrate and he had very fond memories of his partners, associates, staff, colleagues and the legal community with whom he had the privilege of working throughout his legal career. He loved people and he valued upholding what was just and fair. The practise of law gave him the means to do what he enjoyed the most, helping people. He could not turn away the vulnerable or powerless. Anyone who knew him knew he was not mechanically inclined but there were very few legal problems he could not fix. He was a reasonable and gentle man with a sharp mind and he used these skills to sort out effective solutions to legal problems. He was a man of integrity who was trusted and respected because he was never motivated by self interest. A person’s appearance, age, gender, sexual orientation, race and/ or religious beliefs did not matter to him. He treated everyone with the same respect. In keeping with his values, he was an engaged community member who spent tireless hours volunteering his time to various Boards and organizations throughout the years including the School Board, Laurentian University, University of Sudbury, Cambrian College, Cambrian Foundation, Sudbury Community Foundation, Science North, Baxter and Alma Ricard Foundation, The Sudbury Regional Development Corporation and the United Way. He was the first non cleric Chancellor of the University of Sudbury and was also the recipient of many awards including an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from Laurentian University and a Fred Sheridan Award from Cambrian College. He was truly moved when he received these awards but was not at all comfortable with the attention directed towards him. He was a patient and tolerant man although he had no tolerance for intolerance and violence. He was very independent, a progressive thinker who was always curious and open to new ideas. He embraced new technology although he had no idea how to use it. He played hockey, loved music, dancing, shoveling snow and burning cardboard in his fire pit. He always drove the speed limit and spent all of his weekends outdoors with his dogs. He was thrilled to be an Admiral of the Ramsey Lake Navy. His sense of humour was very dry, like his favorite martinis. He fell in love and married Maureen in 1962 and together they lived a full life even having made a short movie together. Dinner table discussions were never boring. He had tremendous respect and admiration for Maureen and her many accomplishments. His greatest pride and joy were his family. He was easy to be with, fun and entertaining. During his later years he faced one of his greatest life challenges when he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, a reality he accepted stoically. The family would like to extend sincere thanks and appreciation to the Alzheimer’s Society of Sudbury- Manitoulin for their invaluable programming and care as well as St Joseph’s Villa and HSN for the excellent care they provided to André more recently. We will miss him dearly although his example will continue to guide us in his absence. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Sudbury -Manitoulin, St Joseph’s Villa, or a charity of your choice. We would also ask you to consider a charity or fund that will assist students affected by COVID-19. In keeping with current circumstances, a celebration of life will be held at a later date to be announced. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, Sudbury. www.cooperativefuneralhome.ca C’est avec le cœur lourd que la famille annonce son décès, le 16 mars 2020, à 88 ans. André laisse dans le deuil sa femme de 58 ans, Maureen (née Laberge), ses six enfants, Andrée (Serge), Pierre, Claude (Julie), Jeanie (Paul), Mathieu (Leona) et Jacques, ainsi que ses dix petits-enfants, Simon, Claudie, Margo, Éile, Meallá, Maxim, Eve, Tomas, Molly et Christian (Katie) et un arrière-petit-enfant qui naîtra bientôt. Élevé à La Sarre, dans le nord-ouest du Québec, par ses parents, Albert et Alma (née Breton) Lacroix, qui l’ont prédécédé, il laisse aussi ses frères Fernand (Henriette) et Roger (Anne) et sa sœur Pierrette (Garnet). Pendant son adolescence, André est venu à Sudbury pour fréquenter le Collège Sacré-Cœur (devenu l’Université de Sudbury) où il a fait des études classiques auprès des Jésuites. Là, il a développé sa pensée critique et une solide éthique de travail et été incité à utiliser ses compétences pour le bien d’autrui. Son séjour au Collège Sacré-Cœur marquait le début d’une affiliation à vie aux Jésuites, à leur engagement envers l’enseignement supérieur et aux valeurs qu’ils prônent. Il est allé ensuite à Osgoode Hall, à Toronto, et y a reçu un diplôme en droit en 1957. Témoignant de son amour du Nord, il est retourné ensuite à Sudbury pour lancer une carrière qui a duré plus de cinq décennies comme avocat en cabinet privé. Associé fondateur de Lacroix Forest Labrosse et Del Frate, il conservait de tendres souvenirs de ses partenaires et collaborateurs, du personnel, de ses collègues et de la communauté juridique auprès de qui il a eu le privilège de travailler tout au long de sa carrière. Il aimait tant les gens et tenait résolument à défendre ce qui est juste et équitable. Sa profession lui permettait de faire ce qu’il aimait le plus, à savoir, aider les autres, et les personnes vulnérables ou dépourvues n’étaient jamais refusées. Même s’il n’avait pas le don de la mécanique, ses proches le sauront, il réussissait à résoudre presque tous les problèmes légaux qui se présentaient. Homme raisonnable et doux avec l’esprit aiguisé, il mettait à profit ses habiletés afin de formuler des solutions efficaces aux enjeux juridiques. Il était un homme intègre, digne de confiance et de respect, jamais motivé par ses propres intérêts. Il n’attachait aucune importance à l’apparence, à l’âge, au genre, à l’orientation sexuelle, à l’ethnie ou aux croyances religieuses des autres, accordant le même respect à tout un chacun. Fidèle à ses valeurs, il était un membre actif de la communauté, passant des heures à faire inlassablement du bénévolat au fil des ans auprès de divers conseils et organismes, y compris le conseil scolaire, l’Université Laurentienne, l’Université de Sudbury, le Collège Cambrian, la Cambrian Foundation, la Fondation communautaire de Sudbury, Science Nord, la Fondation Baxter et Alma Ricard, la Société de développement régional de Sudbury et Centraide. Il était le premier chancelier laïque de l’Université de Sudbury et le lauréat de nombreux prix, dont un doctorat honorifique en droit de l’Université Laurentienne et le Prix Fred-Sheridan du Collège Cambrian. Bien qu’il ait été ému de recevoir ces prix, il fut mal à l’aise au centre de l’attention. André était un homme patient et tolérant qui ne supportait pas l’intolérance et la violence. Il était un penseur autonome et progressiste qui faisait toujours preuve de curiosité et d’ouverture aux idées nouvelles. Il était très réceptif aux technologies nouvelles, même s’il n’avait aucune idée comment s’en servir. Il a joué au hockey et aimait écouter la musique, danser, pelleter de la neige et faire brûler du carton dans son foyer, à l’air libre. Il respectait toujours les limites de vitesse de la route et passait chaque week-end au plein air avec ses chiens. Il s’était réjoui de devenir amiral de la Marine du lac Ramsey. Son sens d’humour était plutôt sec, tout comme les martinis dont il raffolait. Il est tombé amoureux de Maureen et l’a épousé en 1962. Ensemble, ils ont mené une vie bien remplie et ont même réalisé un court-métrage ensemble. Les discussions aux repas de famille n’étaient jamais ennuyantes. Il affichait un respect et une admiration des plus énormes à l’égard de Maureen et de ses nombreuses réalisations. Sa plus grande source de fierté était incontestablement sa famille. Il était un homme abordable, agréable et amusant. Pendant les dernières années, il a dû relever le plus imposant défi de sa vie en recevant le diagnostic d’Alzheimer, qu’il a accepté stoïquement. La famille tient à remercier sincèrement la Société d’Alzheimer de Sudbury-Manitoulin de ses précieux programmes et soins, ainsi que la Villa St-Joseph et HSN d’avoir assuré plus récemment d’excellents soins à André. Même s’il nous manquera au plus profond, nous continuerons à suivre son exemple remarquable en son absence. Que vos témoignages de condoléances se traduisent en dons à la Société d’Alzheimer de Sudbury-Manitoulin, la Villa St-Joseph ou une charité de votre choix. Nous vous demandons aussi de considérer une charité ou un fonds destiné aux étudiants affectés par COVID- 19. Compte tenu des circonstances actuelles, la célébration de la vie aura lieu à une date ultérieure, à confirmer. Les arrangements funéraires sont confiés à la COOPÉRATIVE FUNÉRAIRE, Sudbury. www.cooperativefuneraire.ca


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La famille de Roma et Angele Miron

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Queenie, our sincere condolences to you and your family during this difficult time.

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Our thoughts and prayers are with the Lacroix family for the lost of your loved one André

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Dear Mme Lacroix -Maureen -Queenie, Pierre, Claude, Jeannie, Mathieu and Jacques. Marc and I are deeply sorry for your loss and would like to offer our condolences to you all and to your children as well. As I remember him, Monsieur Lacroix was always a very kind and gentle man, with a quiet demeanour. He would make funny but thoughtful observations and was always interesting to listen to. He helped shape my childhood and I feel blessed and honoured to have known him during my youth.

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March 28, 2020

Chère Maureen, cher Claude et toute la famille, je vous prie d’accepter mes plus sincères condoléances. Je garde d’excellents souvenirs d’André plus spécifiquement lors de mon mandat à la Laurentienne où j’ai eu le plaisir et le privilège de le côtoyer à de nombreuses reprises. C’était un francophone engagé et dévoué à la communauté.

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We are so sorry to hear about your loss, our sincere condolences. We are thinking of you with heavy hearts.

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March 26, 2020

Sincere condolences to the Lacroix family on the loss of your beloved father, spouse, grandfather. I have a couple of funny teenage memories of interactions with him at your warm and inviting family home on the lake . He seemed an imposing figure to me then but I could also see that he had a kind and generous heart. A great family man and asset to the community.

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March 26, 2020

My sincere condolences. God bless you and yours Queeny.

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Mes plus sincères condoléances à toute la famille. Je pense à vous ❤️

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Mes sincères condoléances à Claude, Julie et toute la famille Lacroix.

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Pierre, Claude and the rest of the Lacroix family. Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your father. Although never having met him, meeting and working with Pierre & Claude proves what a great man and parent he was. In theses challenging times, remember what were obviously the great times.

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Andrée ainsi que toute la famille nous vous offrons nos plus sincères condoléances et soyez assurés de nos prières. J'ai connu André au Collège Sacré Coeur en1946.

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So sorry for your loss. Andre was a wonderful person and a brilliant lawyer. He has created a family that follows suit in their dutiful contribution to the betterment of our community. Deepest sympathies.

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Posted On:
March 25, 2020

Dear Maureen, Andree, Claude, Pierre, Jeanie, Mathieu and Jacques What a beautiful tribute to a life well lived. I worked with Andre from 1974? To 1985. He was a great presence, hard worker and certainly devoted to his many clients. In the early years, I loved the smell of his pipe and how he smoked it with such elegance. I cleaned his desk once because I thought I was doing him a favour. That didn’t go well. Once a year, much to the delight of his staff, we witnessed a funny, unguarded, kind man. We sure did laugh and enjoyed every minute. Next day, back to strict business. I have always respected and admired André for his professionalism and total commitment to his family. There was always one or two kiddies waiting for him at the end of the day. Richard and I are so sorry his mind was ravaged with disease. We have experienced that with his Father and the journey is not easy to endure. Hold close to your heart your memories and please know, it was a privilege to know him.

Posted By:
Cathy Sauter(ne Nedjelski)

Posted On:
March 25, 2020

I have many wonderful memories of André . His family was truly blessed to have him. Sending you all my sincere condolences.

Posted By:
Lynn MacAulay and Gordon Pearce

Posted On:
March 24, 2020

Maureen and Family- our Sincere condolences in Andre’s passing. He was a true gentleman. Our thoughts are with you.

Posted By:
Mariette Dignard-Dube

Posted On:
March 24, 2020

Rino et moi-même aimerions vous offrir nos plus sincères condoléances pour la perte de votre cher époux, père et grand-papa. M. Lacroix était un grand homme, un homme d’intégrité, distingué, qui se souciait toujours de l’autre sans penser à son gain personnel. Il était honnête, juste, très compréhensif et avait toujours de la compassion envers son client. Que les beaux moments passés avec lui à travers les années puissent alléger moindrement la peine que vous ressentez en ce moment. Nos prières vous accompagnent et nous prierons pour le repos de son âme. Rino Dubé et Mariette Dignard-Dubé

Posted By:
Julie Gibson (Lepage)

Posted On:
March 24, 2020

Dear Claude, Julie and the whole Lacroix family, sending my deepest condolences for the loss of M. Lacroix. I’ll always remember the house by the lake and the whole family being there, always a loving man especially towards his family. May he Rest In Peace.

Posted By:
Rene Leduc

Posted On:
March 24, 2020

My deepest sympathy goes out to the whole Lacroix family. I am honoured to be working alongside a lineage of hard-working, community focused and all the round inspiring people.

Posted By:
Lindsay Chretien

Posted On:
March 24, 2020

My deepest condolences to all of the family!

Posted By:
Hector & Rose Roy

Posted On:
March 24, 2020

Nous aimerions offrir nos condoléances à toute la famille, et tout spécialement à sa fille Andrée devenue notre avocate. Nous avons admiré l'intégrité d'André et sa bonne humeur. Pas de complications avec lui, car il allait directement au but. Je me rappellerai toujours d'un mémo sur son bureau: "If a cluttered desk is the sign of a cluttered mind, then what is an empty desk the sign of?!"

Posted By:
Sandy Paolini

Posted On:
March 24, 2020

Claude Julie Andree and extended family..my heart goes out to all of you...cherish the memories and wonderful times...he is in another place but always with you...every day watching and caring...my deepest condolences

Posted By:
Gary J. Michalak

Posted On:
March 24, 2020

Thoughts and prayers are with family and friends. It was a real pleasure working with a true professional who worked so hard for his clients. Not only was he our family lawyer but he did an incredible job serving the Town of Rayside-Balfour for many years. Rest In Peace Andre

Posted By:
Sister Sarah Quackenbush

Posted On:
March 24, 2020

Dear Maureen and Family. Please accept my sincere sympathy. I pray that the happy memories you have of André and the wonderful legacy he has left you will be a source of strength at this time. Please know you are surrounded in prayer and support as you grieve his loss but at the same time know Andre is surrounded by love and peace. Blessings. Sister Sarah

Posted By:
Diane Ranger Robitaille

Posted On:
March 24, 2020

He will be missed. I met and worked with Andre Lacroix in the 70s and again in 2001/2006. A man with integrity and pride of family. My sincere condolences.

Posted By:
Cori Mainville

Posted On:
March 24, 2020

So sorry to the entire Lacroix family for this loss. He was a wonderful man and left an amazing legacy.

Posted By:
Peter Belan

Posted On:
March 24, 2020

Claude, Velma and I are very sorry to hear of your fathers passing, our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

Posted By:
Art noel

Posted On:
March 24, 2020

Jacques and family so sorry to hear. My condolences. He was a good man My thoughts are with you.

Posted By:
Susan Zacher(Nedjelski)

Posted On:
March 24, 2020

My deepest condolences to the Lacroix family.I remember Mr.Lacroix(as he was always known to me)as being a quiet and very kind man.It is never easy loosing a loved one.My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Sue

Posted By:
Evelyn C. [Eve] Adams [nee Aquino]

Posted On:
March 24, 2020

Maureen--my heart goes out to you. You are in my prayers. Bless you and your lovely family. I will be making a donation in his name to the Etobicoke Services for Seniors in their Dementia programs.

Posted By:
André et Nicole Leclair

Posted On:
March 24, 2020

Nos plus sincères condoléances à la famille Lacroix. André était un homme aimé de tous et il restera dans nos mémoires pour toujours! Qu’il repose en Paix!

Posted By:
Anita GrassiBlais

Posted On:
March 24, 2020

My deepest condolences to all the family ....I have great memories ...Andre was a person of honesty and integrity...a great family man...he will be missed! 🙏❤️🙏

Posted By:
Gisele Desormeaux

Posted On:
March 24, 2020

To Mrs. Lacroix, Queenie, Claude, children and grandchildren. My deepest sympathies to all of you during this very difficult time. I always enjoyed my time working at Lacroix, Forest, Del Frate. I also enjoyed your dad's dry sense of humour. Your father was a loving and compassionate man. Always made himself available to answer my many legal questions (and his knowledge of the law was unbelievable). He will be greatly missed. Thinking of all of you during this very difficult time.

Posted By:
Fulgence Belcourt

Posted On:
March 24, 2020

Mes sympathies à toute la famille en ce temps difficile. André était confrère de classe en Élément A au Collège du Sacré Cœur en 1945.

Posted By:
Carole Bilodeau

Posted On:
March 24, 2020

My deepest condolences to the Lacroix family. He was a great man and I have many fond memories of him. Worked for Lacroix Forest for over 23 years and it was an honour to have known him.

Posted By:
Monique Dufresne

Posted On:
March 24, 2020

To Queenie (Andree), Serge and all of Mr. Lacroix's family my prayers and thoughts are all with you during this most difficult times. May the memories of him keep his life alive in your hearts!! May he RIP

Posted By:
Rick Yallowega

Posted On:
March 24, 2020

I send my deepest condolences. I had the honour of working with him during the early part of my career. He was a true professional. He will be greatly missed.

Posted By:
Lise Giroux Renaud

Posted On:
March 24, 2020

Mes sincères condoléances à la famille. J'ai eu le privilège de travailler avec monsieur Lacroix durant plusieurs années au bureau juridique. Je ne l'oublierai jamais.

Posted By:
Hervé et Ursula Sauvé

Posted On:
March 24, 2020

Nos sincères sympathies à Maureen et toute la famille.....André était un homme très spécial....quelle grande perte!

Posted By:
Fabio cinel

Posted On:
March 24, 2020

To the Lacroix family my deepest condolences. Sorry for your loss. Although I did not know him well, the times I did interact with him, he held himself with poise and respect. He was most definitely an asset to the legal community.

Posted By:
Jackie Thoms

Posted On:
March 24, 2020

Maureen, Ray and I are sending you our deepest regrets and sympathy on the death of Andre....he was respected by all who knew him as a man of integrity and loyalty...let the memories of happier days guide you and give you support in the days ahead...he will be missed by all

Posted By:
Claire Durocher Seguin

Posted On:
March 24, 2020

Mes sincères sympathies à toute la famille. M Lacroix était un homme d’une intégrité insurpassable et d’une compassion pour tous ceux qui ont eu l’honneur de le côtoyer.

Posted By:
Louise Rouleau

Posted On:
March 24, 2020

Mes sympathies a vous tous.

Posted By:
Diane Massicotte

Posted On:
March 24, 2020

Dear Maureen and family I have fond memories of Andre, of the man I grew to admire over the years. Since then I have developed a friendship with Maureen and a deep respect for her and for Andree and Claude who are community builders just like Andre. May you all be in peace knowing that he is as well.

Posted By:
Joe Drago

Posted On:
March 24, 2020

Maureen and Family: So sorry to learn of Andre's passing. He truly was an outstanding gentleman and a pillar of strength to his family and our community. I know you have many special memories to help during this difficult time. I send my thoughts and prayers.

Posted By:
Bill and Helga Dopson

Posted On:
March 24, 2020

Claude - My wife and I are thinking of you and all your extended family at this time...one of our fond memories was your dad inviting us into his office after our purchase of a home (using one of the firm's lawyers to close) and having a celebratory drink with us...he was a good man. He was also a very good friend of my Uncle Bill. They will be having a few chats now about the n ature of things back in this present and dangerous world. May he rest in peace.

Posted By:
Lynda Pugliese

Posted On:
March 24, 2020

Claude, my heartfelt condolences to you and your family on the loss of your father.

Posted By:
Erna Fex

Posted On:
March 24, 2020

Dear Maureen and Family, deepest condolences from Alex and myself. May Andre rest in peace and may God hold him in the palm of His hand forever.

Posted By:
Maureen Hanley

Posted On:
March 24, 2020

Maureen and family, I am deeply saddened to hear of Andre's passing. Always a gentleman with a kind smile and hello when we would encounter each other during our working years. To the children, I watched you grow in your younger years and the love shown to you by your parents, will carry forward for many generations.

Posted By:
Kathryn Irwin Seguin

Posted On:
March 24, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of such a wonderful member of our community! He exemplified kindness, goodness and intelligence. My sympathies to all of you who love him!

Posted By:
Roger & Darlene Sirard (Windsor)

Posted On:
March 24, 2020

Darlene and I would like to offer our heartfelt condolences to the family. Darlene knew him from the days when she worked at Civic Square and found him to be a true gentleman who always took the time to say a friendly hello to the staff. Speak of him often and his memory will on. RIP

Posted By:
Gilles & Carole Sylvestre

Posted On:
March 24, 2020

Claude, Julie and family, we are so sorry for the loss of your father, father-in-law/grandfather. Our thoughts and prayers are will you and your extended family during this most difficult time.

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