Deaths / Décès

Feature photo by Liam Norris

5325 Benoit Belley – Class of 1962


À Boucherville, le 1er juin 2018, à l’âge de 77 ans, est décédé M. Benoît Belley, ing., conjoint de Mme Diane Elkas, prédécédé de ses parents Mme Yvette Martel et M. Daniel Belley, ses frères Louis (feu Thérèse Bouchard) et André (Line Blackburn). Outre sa conjointe, il laisse dans le deuil ses enfants Daniel, Caroline (Marc Gendron), Michel Grenon, sa sœur Nicole, ses frères Claude (Christiane Boulianne), Michel (Sylvie Tremblay) et Yves (Johanne Prévost), ses petits-enfants et la famille Elkas, ainsi qu’autres parents et amis.

La famille recevra vos condoléances le samedi 16 juin de 12 h à 16h30 au :

Complexe Funéraire Pierre Tétreault inc.
549, Samuel-De Champlain
À l’est de Montarville
Sortie 19 de la Route 132 est
Boucherville (Québec) J4B 6B6
[email protected]
Tél. : (450) 655-6036 Téléc. : (450) 655-0941

Un hommage aura lieu le même jour à 16h30 en la chapelle du Complexe Funéraire Pierre Tétreault.

La famille remercie le personnel de l’hôpital Anna-Laberge, ainsi que la Maison de soins palliatifs Source Bleue pour les bons soins prodigués à Benoît.

Vos témoignages de sympathie peuvent se traduire par un don à la Maison Source Bleue de Boucherville.



3903 Murray Owen Cutler – Class of 1957

Murray Owen Cutler

CUTLER, Murray Owen 1934 – 2018 Murray passed away peacefully at home in Toronto surrounded by his family on May 3, 2018. He leaves behind his loving wife and lifelong partner of 59 years Diane (nee Dick), son Gord (Leeanne) and daughter Joanne(Terry). Murray was very proud of his grandchildren Benjamin (Caitlin), Jacob (Drew), Nikki and Lauren and great-grandson Noah. Born in St. Thomas, Ontario to parents Isaac and Lillian, Murray shared a loving household with his siblings Ruth (Cooper), John and twin brother Richard. Murray was a proud graduate of The Royal Military College of Canada and University of Toronto where he studied to become an Electrical Engineer. Upon graduating, Murray served in the RCAF for 8 years where he enjoyed his love of flying as a navigator in the CF100 aircraft. With his military career over, Murray embarked on a successful career in business with key executive positions at the T. Eaton Company and Northern Telecom. An active volunteer, Murray devoted tireless hours over 25 years to the United Church of Canada and to the building of a much needed long term care facility. A thoughtful and caring husband, father and grandfather, Murray always placed family first and was at his best at family celebrations surrounded by grandchildren and dogs. Murray had a great love of his cottage in Georgian Bay where he enjoyed working on his many projects and being out in his boat fishing. Murray’s humble ways, kindness and dry sense of humour will be missed. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or United Church of Canada.  Funeral services were held Monday, May 7th,   at Parkwoods United Church, 85 Parkwoods Village Dr., North York.


Legendary football coach Coulter was 90

Bruce Coulter, a legendary university football coach at both McGill and Bishop’s, who won the 1949 Grey Cup as a player with the Montreal Alouettes and was inducted to the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1997, passed away on Tuesday (June 5). He was 90.

His death was first reported on Tuesday evening in a Facebook blog by Serge Vleminckx, a former longtime Journal de Montréal reporter, who described the gentlemanly mentor as “the Jean Béliveau of university football”.


Coulter won the Frank Tindall Trophy in 1986 as football coach of the year in the Canadian Interuniversity Athletic Union, a national governing body now known as U SPORTS. He began his coaching career at McGill in 1958 and just two years later, led the Redmen to the Yates Cup league title and Churchill Bowl national championship. He also was a salesman of automotive supplies with John Millen & Son, Ltd.

After four seasons patrolling the sidelines at McGill, Coulter was appointed head coach and director of athletics at Bishop’s in 1962 and went on to serve 29 seasons before stepping down from his coaching duties after the 1987 season as the then all-time winningest CIAU football coach with a 137-80-2 record. He remained as leader of the athletics department until his retirement in 1990. Coulter received an honourary doctorate of laws from Bishop’s in 1988, was inducted to the Bishop’s RBC Wall of Distinction in 1992 and also to the Sherbrooke Sports Hall of Fame in 2015.

Born in Toronto on Nov. 19, 1927, he starred on the gridiron for Runnymede Collegiate Institute, followed by a stint of senior ball with the Toronto Balmy Beaches. A graduate from the University of Toronto, he joined the CFL in 1948 and played 10 seasons as a defensive back and backup quarterback with the Alouettes, never missing a game. He played in four Grey Cup contests, winning the Alouettes inaugural Cup in 1949, his first appearance, followed by consecutive Cup losses to Edmonton in 1954, 1955 and 1956.

Coulter also served a number of volunteer positions, including president of the Quebec University Athletics Association, director of the CIAU and president of the Canadian Association of University Athletic Directors.

The Bishop’s football stadium was renamed Coulter Field in 1991. Four years later, a CIAU award was established in his name to be presented to one of the most outstanding players in the Vanier Cup game. In 2016, he and his wife Joyce were honoured with the launch of the Coulter Family Fund to provide funding to athletics at Bishop’s.

He is a survived by his wife and four children Susan (Bob), Butch (Vessela), Doug (Charlotte), and John (Natalie). In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Coulter Fund (in support of Bishop’s Gaiters athletics) – Bishop’s University, 2600 College St., Sherbrooke, QC, Canada, J1M 1Z7 or the MAB-Mackay Rehabilitation Centre ( would be appreciated.

A celebration of his life will be held at Bishop’s on Friday, August 24.

One Comment

  • Linda Mason

    June 19, 2018 at 10:26 am

    My grandson is a cadet at RMC and I love following his progress. I enjoy reading the Facebook posts from RMC. In the most recent article posted, it stated that the ALOY cadets will be canoeing down the Rideau Canal. I live on the Rideau Canal in Manotick, Ontario and would love to cheer them on as they pass our home. Can you tell me when the canoe trek will take place.

    Thank you
    Linda Maso