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Guy Marcoux

May 12, 1930 - March 29, 2011

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RCMP Deputy Commissioner (Retired)

It is with great sadness that the family of RCMP Deputy Commissioner (ret’d) Guy Marcoux announces his passing on March 29, 2011. Predeceased by his first wife Shirley (Rennie) of Abbey, Saskatchewan. Survived by his children Stewart (Claudette Levesque), Rennie (Guy Gallant), Maureen, Michel (Julia Burns), and his cherished grandchildren who adored him Shaun André, Johanie, Nathalie, Nicolas, Brittany, Liam and Maria; adopted daughter Juana Laura Garcia (Ayhan Karaceper); step-daughters Cathy Gordon (Luke), Susanne Mackillop (Malcolm), and their children Rebecca, Jason, Rory and Laura.

Son of the late Roland Marcoux and Jeannette Lalancette, Guy grew up in Roberval (Lac St-Jean). He joined the RCMP on July 5, 1950 and served for 35 years in Saskatchewan, New Brunswick, Québec, Yukon and Ottawa. After his retirement, he worked with External Affairs (Trade Negotiations Office), and Health Canada (Canadian Panel on Violence against Women). He was a Governor of the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires for 21 years and served as chairman of the Board of Directors for the Ottawa Division.

Following the death of his first wife, Guy married Wendy Bradshaw of Duncan, B.C. He adopted her family and embraced a new life on Vancouver Island filled with travel, golfing, children and grandchildren from both families.

Guy is also survived by several brothers, sisters and family from Québec, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta, B.C. and Oregon. He will be deeply missed by the many friends whose lives he enriched.

A celebration of Guy’s life will take place at the Cowichan Golf and Country Club, 4955 Trans-Canada Highway in Duncan, on Sunday April 3, 2011 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. A funeral service will take place in the RCMP Chapel in Regina on April 9 at 12:30 p.m., followed by his burial in the RCMP Cemetery alongside his late wife Shirley. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the RCMP Museum in Regina at the following address: Friends of the Mounted Police Heritage Center, 5907 Dewdney Avenue, Regina, Sask S4T 0P4. Online condolences may be offered at www.hwwallacecbc.com

Le 29 mars 2011 à Duncan, C.-B., est décédé le sous-commissaire de la GRC à la retraite J.N.R. Guy Marcoux, son épouse Wendy Bradshaw à ses côtés. Guy laisse dans le deuil profond ses quatre enfants, Stewart (Claudette Levesque), Rennie (Guy Gallant), Maureen et Michel (Julia Burns), sa fille adoptive Juana Laura Garcia (Ayhan Karaceper), ainsi que ses sept petits-enfants qui l’adoraient Shaun André, Johanie, Nathalie, Nicolas, Brittany, Liam et Maria. Les deux filles et la famille de son épouse Wendy le pleurent également.

Originaire de Roberval au Lac St-Jean, il laisse également dans une tristesse profonde plusieurs frères et sœurs, ainsi que d’autres membres de sa famille au Québec, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta, C.-B. et Oregon.

Guy avait 35 ans de service dans la GRC, ayant servi des communautés en Saskatchewan, Nouveau Brunswick, Québec, Yukon et Ottawa. À sa retraite de la GRC, il a travaillé pour le ministère des Affaires extérieures (Bureau des négociations commerciales) et Santé Canada (Comité canadien sur la violence faite aux femmes). Il était Gouverneur du Corps canadien des commissionnaires pendant 21 ans et président du comité de direction de la Division d’Ottawa.

Ses amis pourront lui rendre hommage au Cowichan Golf and Country Club, au 4955 Trans-Canada Highway à Duncan le 3 avril de 14 heures à 17 heures. Ses obsèques auront lieu le samedi 9 avril à 12 :30 heures à la chapelle de la GRC à Regina et seront suivies de son inhumation au cimetière de la GRC où il sera enterré aux côtés de sa première épouse Shirley Rennie. Au lieu de fleurs, des dons aux Amis du Centre du Patrimoine de la GRC (5907 Dewdney Avenue, Regina, SK S4T 0P4) seraient appréciés.

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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Raymond Boisvert
Relation: As C/O RCMPolice C Division

Sincere condolences to one of the most respected and paternal type
officer and human leader.

From: Richard Alvon Bunn
Relation: I knew Guy in Whitehorse

I was a Cst. in 1972 and transfered from Cape Dorset NWT with the idea i would be the Cst. i/c of Customs and Excise. Once in Whitehorse i really did not want to do the job as i really enjoyed being a Policeman in Whitehorse and i did not want to do Customs, he advised me “I can’t blame you in the least” I stayed in Whitehorse one year went on and promoted to Cpl in Fort Good Hope. Many members and myself have a great deal of respect for Guy, he was a great leader and used lots of common sense.
R.A. (Al) Bunn – Supt. retired.

From: john and nadia hodgson
Relation: friends

Our sincere condolences to all the family. We first met guy in whitehorse i n 1970 when he was stationed there with the R.C.M.P.we were with the R.CM.P. and stationed there as well. HE was a fine man and liked by all- with deepest sympathy- nadia and john hodgson- Regina.

From: Dennis Witcher
Relation: Served with him in the RCMP

I am saddened to hear of your loss, a loss felt by all who served with Guy. He was a fine man and a real gentleman. He will be missed.

From: Robert M.S. Kraus, Insp. Rtd.
Relation: Served in Ottawa HQ

Guy
Our last meeting was the RCMP Veteran’s AGM in Whitehorse, YT
It was a pleasure as always. During your service in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, you were the ‘light’ of many members. You will be missed, never forgotten.

From: Mike Connolly
Relation: Fellow RCMP Member retired

Guy was my Commanding Officer while I was serving in various detachments in the Yukon. He was the most respected officer in the force I ever worked for, a real gentleman with a great abliliy to put one at ease and provide support in difficult situations. My sincere condolences to his friends and family on his passing. Mike Connolly

From: Lloyd Eugene Dunham
Relation: Friend for sixty years

My heartfelt condolences to Wendy and Guy’s family. I served with Guy originally in Biggar, Saskatchewan. He was a dedicated, knowledgeable and experienced policeman. He carried his Kindness and consideration of others with him throughout his career. He will be missed.

From: Garth and Eleanor Hampson
Relation: Long time friend from RCMP days

Of all the people I met over my 34 year career with the Force, some stood out more than others and many became personal friends. Both Shirley and Guy were among them. Whenever we performed with the Concert Band, no matter in what city it was, Guy and Shirley always came back stage to express their thanks. That was so rewarding to all of us. Guy always took time to come up and say hello – from a Deputy Comm’r , that was greatly appreciated. To all the family, we send our condolences. Guy was one of the best. and we miss him.

Garth and Eleanor Hampson, Ottawa.

From: Garry Loeppky
Relation: Worked with daughter Rennie

My sincere condolences on Guy’s passing. He served Canada in an outstanding fashion and I know you and the family will miss him dearly.

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Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
April 3, 2011
Beginning at 2:00pm

Location:
Cowichan Golf Course
4955 Trans Canada Highway
Duncan, CA

4955 Trans Canada Highway
Duncan, CA

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