Due to the current circumstances, a Private Family Funeral Service will be held at a later date.
Rupert Hugo Chartrand passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, in his 74th year after a three-year battle with cancer. Rupert will always be lovingly remembered by his wife of 20 years, Violetta (Golovanova) Chartrand. He will be forever cherished by his children, Jasmine (Bill) and Pierre (Analyn), and his caring sister, Dr. Roxane Chartrand. He will be fondly remembered as ‘grand-papa’ to Russell, Benjamin, Catherine, and Robyn. He will be sadly missed and remembered by his extended family, including Amephilia (Alino) Chartrand, Aline (Poirier) Chartrand, and mother-in-law Anastasia Golovanova, and his friends. Rupert was predeceased by his parents, Judge Omer Hervé Chartrand and ReJane (LaRocque) Chartrand.
Rupert grew up in Hawkesbury, Ontario, and followed his father into law. He received his law degree from the Faculty of Law at Queen’s University and pursued several Masters’ degrees at Columbia University. Rupert was a senior partner at Osler, Hoskin, and Harcourt LLP. He was highly respected by the Canadian law community and was recognized as a Fellow of the Insolvency Institute of Canada. He enjoyed exploring the world with his family and boating with his father. He was a deep intellect and devoted father. Rupert had a passion for law, world history, the symphony, and detective stories. In his retirement, he enjoyed teaching at the Osgoode Hall Law School, golfing, and writing short stories.
His funeral will be held in the spring, after which he will be interred close to his parents in Alfred, Ontario. Rupert will be missed greatly by his loving family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the “The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation: In Memory of Rupert Chartrand” at https://supportthepmcf.ca/ui/TributeDonation/donations/start or 1-866-224-6560 (option 1).
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Lamarre & Son Funeral Home, 453 St. Philippe Street, Alfred, Ont., (613) 679-2802.
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