Deaths | Décès – Lieutenant-Colonel Nancy Ouellet

Statement on Behalf of the Family of Lieutenant-Colonel Nancy Ouellet

Lieutenant-Colonel Nancy Ouellet was killed at 41 years of age following a motorcycle accident.

LCol Ouellet served for 23 years with the Canadian Forces and garnered an impressive number of accomplishments for herself, notably as Commanding Officer of the Canadian Forces Support Unit (C) Colorado Springs, in Colorado (between 2007 and 2010).

She enjoyed volunteering and demonstrated this passion throughout each one of her assignments. Her ever-present smile shed light everywhere she went.

Fair, loyal and blessed with boundless enthusiasm, Nancy also counted adventure and motorcycle riding among her passions.

Nancy took her greatest pride in her children, Carolyn (17) and Gabriel (16), whom she adored. They will say that their mother was proud, beautiful and exceptional.

In short, Nancy was a dedicated worker who loved life and was filled with joie de vivre.

We will all miss her terribly.

In Memory Of LCol Nancy Ouellet

It is with the deepest sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of Lieutenant-Colonel Nancy Ouellet in Colorado Springs. LCol Ouellet served in the Wing Administration Branch here at 4 Wing and finally as the Wing Administration Officer prior to her posting to Colorado Springs. She was killed in a motor vehicle accident involving car and motorcycle.

LCol Ouellet joined the Canadian Forces in 1987 under the OCTP program; she completed her Personnel Administration Officer training in 1992. In 1993, she was posted to 403 Helicopter Squadron in CFB Gagetown where she spent four years as the Squadron Administration Officer.

In 1997, she moved to Kingston, after two years in Kingston LCol Ouellet was accepted in to the University Training Plan and spent the next 14 months in full time studies earning her Business Administration degree. Upon graduation in 2000, she was promoted to the rank of Major and posted back to Kingston as the G1. In 2002, she was posted to 4 Wing Cold Lake and shortly after her arrival was deployed to Op Apollo/Op Athena. Upon her return from tour, she fulfilled the Wing Personnel Administration Officer position. In December 2003, she became the acting Wing Administration Officer and promoted (WSE) to the rank of LCol on April 1, 2004.

The Logistics Branch and greater CF/DND community have lost a truly dedicated and professional member.

LCol Nancy Ouellet is survived by her former spouse Mr Louis Vignola and daughters Carolyn (aged 17) and Gabriel (age 16).  Source