Mr. Pierre Lafleur
1942 - 2021
After 27 days at the CHUM in Montreal, Dad, Papou, Flower, Pierre died on Tuesday, April 27. Our journey through the hospital was an emotional rollercoaster we did not think possible. We battled everything; fear, grief, anger and immense sadness. Dr. Lizé (Dad’s Intensivist) could not have been more compassionate, understanding, supportive and informative. He called every day like clockwork and showed us so much respect. We never met or saw the team in the covid ICU. But they were always on our side and created an intimacy through phone calls on the loud speaker for Dad to hear that meant the world to us. We know he heard us, we believe he knew HIS people were with him.
To the entire team in Palliative care, you gave him dignity. We were lucky to have you, thank you.
Pierre did not die directly from the virus but 12 days intubated fighting this virus caused his end. Pierre was a political person, his opinions rarely bending… he would want people to know it’s not OK. All this is not OK!! Please do your part and help end the spread of this tragic virus. Pierre was vaccinated and would want everyone to know you need to stay vigilant.
Pierre Lafleur was predeceased by his parents Robert Lafleur and Gabrielle Ste-Marie and by his brother Jean. He is survived by his brother Robert and by his wife of 58 years, Suzanne Lamontagne, his three daughters, Natalie (Pierre Blanchard), Caroline (Bob McKenzie) Julie Anne (Tony Ross) six grandchildren, Olivier, Camille, Rebecca, Vanessa, Charlotte, Emilie and a plus one (Jackie McKenzie soon to welcoming a baby boy).
Pierre loved his family and he loved to travel all over the world for work and for pleasure. At home, he delighted in spending weekends at his summer cottage in St. Anicet surrounded by friends and grandchildren.
Pierre also had his work family who are all grieving his loss. To his Nelco family, you were his reason to get up in the morning. He was tremendously proud of his team and worked, like he always said, to the day he died. To all his Nelco family, thank you.
In Lieu of flowers Suzanne and his girls are asking that you make a donation to the Pierre Lafleur Legacy Fund supporting the Cedars breast cancer program. (514-656-6662)
Suggested donations :
Cedars Cancer Foundation