Décès / Deaths

Décès / Deaths

6426 Serge Arpin

À l’Hôpital Chauveau, le 30 janvier 2017, à l’âge de 74 ans, est décédé monsieur Serge Arpin, époux de dame Claudette Lord, fils de feu monsieur Robert Arpin et de feu dame Clairette Gaulin. Il demeurait à Québec.

Il laisse dans le deuil, outre son épouse Claudette; ses filles : Geneviève (Éric Naboulsi), Danielle; ses petits-enfants : Rosa, Zakary, Catherine et Laurent; son frère Jacques (Francine Demers); son beau-frère Claude Lord (Louise Caron); ainsi que plusieurs neveux, nièces, cousins, cousines, parents et ami(e)s.

La famille tient à remercier tout le personnel de l’Hôpital Chauveau pour les bons soins prodigués.

Vos témoignages de sympathie peuvent se traduire par un don à la Société Canadienne du cancer, 1040, avenue Belvédère, bureau 214, Québec (Qc) G1S 3G3. Tél. : 418 683-8666.

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La famille accueillera parents et amis au :

1600 Avenue le Gendre, Québec

Heures des visites

samedi
le 11 février 2017
13:00 à 15:00
Service funéraire

Les funérailles auront lieu le 11 février 2017 15:00 à l’adresse suivante: en la chapelle du Complexe de la Cité, 1600, av. Le Gendre, Québec.

Source

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The loss of a great ex-cadet; Serge Arpin

The very sudden loss of Serge Arpin has both shocked and saddened me greatly. The shock was magnified by the fact that as recently as November we were engaged in several wonderful discussions but in December he was hospitalized several times leading to the discovery of cancer.  Over the past four years, I have had the pleasure of getting to know Serge as he was one of the backbone translators for Veritas magazine for the past decade. I very much enjoyed our conversations and I learned more about the man who was an ex-cadet par excellence.  It should also be noted that Serge was also the webmaster for the Class of 66 as well as the Quebec Branch.

Always so positive and enthusiastic, he willingly and diligently produced incredible results in a uniformly professional manner. He would painstakingly research every aspect of a translation taking special care to ensure that the military lexicon was accurately captured which is not an easy task given its continual evolution. Furthermore, he would offer comments and recommendations on the original text which were invariably on the mark.

Serge was always upbeat and a delight to converse with.  He truly epitomized the very best of ex-cadet ideals and virtues and his contributions to his class, the Quebec Branch, and the Club cannot be underestimated. He was a core member of each of this interrelated organizations and he took great pride in making each of them better.  He will be sorely missed by so many class mates and ex-cadets.

In the name of all ex-cadets from Canada’s military colleges, we extend or deepest sympathy and most sincere condolences to his wife Claudette, his two daughters, Geneviève and Danielle, and his four grandchildren. TDV/VDV!

Bryan Bailey, ED

4 Comments

  • Mike Houghton

    February 6, 2017 at 5:34 pm

    As one of Serge’s room mates way back when, I can only echo Bryan’s excellent comments. A very sad loss indeed for our entire CMR/RMC family.

  • Tim Sparling

    February 6, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    Serge was a wonderful classmate and friend. As Bryan has said he was always positive and enthusiastic and did a wonderful job on our class website. Serge offered his translation services to many, always pro bono, and always exceptionally well done. On several occasions he produced excellent translations for me within 24 hours and again as Bryan has noted, he often had very helpful and correct suggestions to improve the original English.
    We missed seeing him at our reunion last fall and will miss him at future class events

  • Marc Drolet (M0058)

    February 7, 2017 at 9:04 am

    Serge was one of the pillar of the Quebec Chapter, superb contributor to our Club, appreciated by all, and will be dearly remember by all. // Serge etait un des piliers du Chapitre de Quebec, un serviteur superbe a notre Club/association, apprecie par tous et son esprit restera avec chacun de nous.
    toute nos sympathy a la famille et proches.

    Marc Drolet M0058
    Past President

  • Jean Drouin 9068, Président Chapitre de Québec

    February 16, 2017 at 9:05 am

    Poème pour un gentleman: Serge Arpin

    Il était une fois
    Un jeune Québécois
    Qui tel un oiseau
    Voyait de très haut
    Ce qu’il fallait faire
    Tant au sol qu’en l’air

    Unique sa boussole
    Au lieu de deux pôles
    Deux mots y figurent
    Qui guident à coup sûr
    Au sol “Exemplaire”
    “Pilote” dans les airs

    Aimant les défis
    D’instinct il choisit
    Pour gagner ses ailes
    L’option naturelle
    Réputée hors pair
    Soit l’Armée de l’air

    Au sein de l’Otan
    Il vola longtemps
    En Europe là-bas
    Fin prêt au combat
    Héros volontaire
    Dès menace dans l’air

    Quand l’amour sonna
    Claudette le combla
    O fertilité
    Surgirent deux fées
    Geneviève d’abord
    Danielle en support

    Quoiqu’il entreprit
    Il le réussit
    La retraite comprise
    Qu’il trouva de mise
    Pour se dévouer
    En toute gratuité

    Pour ses ex-confrères
    Du monde militaire
    Il oeuvra à fond
    De diverses façons
    Parfait amalgame
    Qu’un tel gentleman

    Serge, nous te saluons.

    Auteur 5059 Guy Charest