Robert F. Gourgon

Sept. 7, 1955 – Mar. 19, 2020

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Due to the current circumstances, a Family Private Celebration of Robert’s Life will be held at a later date in the Lamarre & Son Funeral Home’s Chapel, Alfred, Ontario.
At Robert’s request, a disco night in his memory will follow, while the details will be shared with you later.

It is with sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Robert F. Gourgon of Ottawa, Ontario, on Thursday, March 19, 2020, at the age of 64. Beloved common-law spouse of Raymond Dupuis. Son of the late Hector Gourgon and the late Cécile Brazeau.  Loved brother of Richard (Lois), late Lucille (late Peter), Lorraine (Philippe), Hector Jr. ‘‘Pit’’ (Julie), John (Diane), Mitchell (Charlie), Daniel (Carole), Guy (Cindy) and Linda (Ron). Also survived by the Dupuis family and a very dear friend, Debbie Armstrong (Ray).  Robert will be deeply missed by his loving nieces, nephews and friends.

Due to the current circumstances, a Family Private  Celebration of Robert’s Life will be held at a later date in the Lamarre & Son Funeral Home’s Chapel, 453 St. Philippe Street, Alfred, Ontario, (613) 679-2802. At Robert’s request, a disco night in his memory will follow, while the details will be shared with you later.

Special thanks to Linda and Debbie for their compassion and their great dedication shown to Robert.

For those who wish, donations to The Lung Association (Ontario), 2647 Alta Vista Dr., Suite 420, Ottawa, Ontario, K1V 7T5 and/or to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation, 40 Ruskin Street, Room H2408, Ottawa, Ontario, K1Y 4W7, would be appreciated.

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    • Chris Wallace Posted 2020-04-06 8:55 pm

      I am really sad to read about Robert’s passing. We worked together at the Red Cross and shared a lot of laughs. I admired his dedication to the job and I really enjoyed sharing stories with Robert. I can’t imagine how much his family must miss him. He was a great colleague and a good man.

    • Lydia Roy Posted 2020-03-31 5:39 pm

      I’m so sorry to hear of Robert’s passing. Robert was an amazing soul and he will greatly be missed. I had the honor of working with Robert at the Red Cross and personally representing him later on. I will always remember our wonderful conversations. My condolences to Ray and the Gourgon family. I will miss you Robert.

    • Noel & Denise Boucher Posted 2020-03-28 10:06 am

      Nos sympathies à la famille

    • Louise Lacombe Posted 2020-03-25 11:42 pm

      Mes sincères sympathies à toute la famille.

    • JOHN CARDIN Posted 2020-03-25 7:02 pm

      Sympathie des plus profonde a vous tous.

    • Norman et Hélène Ouellette Posted 2020-03-25 2:46 pm

      Condoléances à la famille.

    • Carol Lee Posted 2020-03-25 9:42 am

      Wishing you comfort at this difficult time. I had the pleasure of working with Robert at the Canadian Red Cross, and his years of contributions will be celebrated by many. May the memories of his wonderful personality bring you smiles through your tears.

    • Lise et Ronald Lavoie Posted 2020-03-24 3:49 pm

      Nos sincères condoléances à toute la famille.

    • Anne & Johnny Peters and kids Posted 2020-03-24 11:37 am

      Dear Family Gourgon,
      So Sorry to hear of Robert’s passing. Please accept our heartfelt condolences.

    • Steve Kravcik Posted 2020-03-24 9:26 am

      Robert was a decent, kind, beautiful man. I am sorry to hear of his passing, and offer my most sincere condolences to his family and friends.

    • DaveCampbell Posted 2020-03-23 10:16 pm

      My deepest sympathies to Guy and Cindy and to the entire Gourgon family for the passing of Bobby, your beloved brother and uncle.
      Remember him as the fun loving, full of life individual that he was ,and be comforted in knowing that he resting peacefully in a better place.

    • Wayne Wharram and family Posted 2020-03-23 9:57 pm

      We are so saddened to hear of Rob’s passing. He is a part of so many of our fond family memories over many years. We will always remember his joy of life, his sense of humour and his loving kindness. We always looked forward to visiting Rob and to his visits to Essex County. Rob had the ability to make the most mundane things of life look like fun. We shared many hardy laughs with him. He will be deeply missed by the entire Wharram family.

    • Sheila Black-Chevrier Posted 2020-03-23 6:27 pm

      My sincere condolences.

    • Nicole and Pierre Mercier and kids and grand kids Posted 2020-03-23 6:26 pm

      Our deepest condolences to the family

    • André. et Denise Séguin Posted 2020-03-23 1:55 pm

      Nos sincères sympathies à toutes la famille

    • Huguette et Gaston Gégoux Posted 2020-03-23 9:25 am

      Nos plus sincères condoléances à tous les membres des familles Gourgon et Dupuis.Nous sympathisons avec votre chagrin.Nos pensées sont avec vous,

    • Hélène et Jacques Lavoie Posted 2020-03-23 9:17 am

      Nos plus sincères condoléances à toute la famille.

    • Sarah Glassford Posted 2020-03-23 8:54 am

      I first met Robert in 2004, as a timid PhD student looking to do some research on the history of the Canadian Red Cross. Over the 15 years that followed we became colleagues and friends, working to preserve the history of the Red Cross in various ways and laughing a lot in the process. It meant so much to see him at my book launch in 2017, because the book could not have existed without his many years of caring for the CRC archives. I will miss his sunny personality, and am grateful to have known him for so many years.

    • Paul Wharram Posted 2020-03-23 8:45 am

      Robert will be sorely missed by his family and friends in the Ottawa area, at the Canadian Red Cross and in South West Ontario. He sought joy out of every situation and uplifted those around him with laughter and humour. I extend sincere condolences to Robert’s sisters and brothers, to his many nieces and nephews and, above all, to Ray, whose caring and love was so greatly appreciated. While we hurt and grieve Rob’s passing, we are consoled by fond memories and loving thoughts.

    • Amy Mapara Posted 2020-03-23 8:28 am

      I worked with Robert for many years at the CRC, he was always so helpful and kind to me, we will miss him dearly. My deepest condolences to the Gourgon family.

    • Chantal Charbonneau & Jean-Marc Turpin Posted 2020-03-23 7:09 am

      Our deepest and most heartfelt condolences to all of you. Amanda we know the importance he had in your life and we have a special thought for you.

    • Sue Corey Posted 2020-03-23 6:38 am

      Dear Gourgon family, my deepest condolences. Bobby will be deeply missed. I have wonderful memories in my heat.

    • Pat Laberge Posted 2020-03-23 4:46 am

      My heart is broken over this news. My deepest condolences to Ray and the Gourgeon family. Robert’s passing will leave a big hole in our lives.

    • Jean-Pierre Gigoux Posted 2020-03-22 8:07 pm

      Mes Sincères Condoléances a la Famille Gourgeon .

    • Mumbanga Mokolo Posted 2020-03-22 6:43 pm

      Sincères condoléances

    • Aimé Fournier Posted 2020-03-22 6:15 pm

      Our sincerest condolences to the family.

    • Joan Tierney Posted 2020-03-22 6:11 pm

      To Ray and the Gourgon family, I am so sorry for your loss . Robert was a wonderful friend to me at the Red Cross and I will always remember the laughs and the friendship we shared. Rest In Peace my sweet friend.

    • Ann Clancy Posted 2020-03-22 6:07 pm

      My Deepest condolences to all of Robert’s family. He was such an important part of our Red Cross family. I have wonderful memories of sharing time with Robert talking about the archives that he cared for so lovingly. He will be missed.

    • Yvette Posted 2020-03-22 6:06 pm

      Very sincere condolences to Ray and the Gourgon family. Loss of a sweet man who will be missed by all.

    • Sylvie Wilson Posted 2020-03-22 5:22 pm

      To Ray Dupuis and the Gourgon family I am so sorry for your loss. I am so deeply saddened by this, Robert was a great man full of life and could make you laugh to no end. We had great times together and I will miss him so much. Love you Robert/ Bobby-Lou!

    • Bernard Jocelyne Steven and Jeremie Saumier Posted 2020-03-22 5:10 pm

      Our sincerest condolences to the family during this difficult time. Bob you will be truely missed you always brought the life to the party. Rest in peace Bob Angel’s fly amongst us amen!

    • Linda Biro Posted 2020-03-22 5:08 pm

      My deepest condolences to you Linda and all your relatives during this sad and difficult time. You are in my thoughts. So sorry for your loss.

    • Marie & Mark Posted 2020-03-22 4:57 pm

      So very sorry for your loss. Our Deepest Condolences to the Family, you are all in our thoughts and Prayers! May he Rest In Peace! XO❤️

    • Lison et Leo Latreille Posted 2020-03-22 4:56 pm

      Toutes nos plus sinceres sympathies a toute la famille Gourgon

    • Danielle Cardin Posted 2020-03-22 4:32 pm

      À toute la famille belle famille des Gourgons, veuillez accepter mes plus sincères condoléances. Mes pensées sont avec vous.