Passed away peacefully in his 81st year. Beloved husband of Cécile Bélanger.
Loving father of Michèle (Sébastjan), Jason (Nathalie), Nathan (Frédéricka) and proud grandfather of 8 grand-children: Alyssa, Brianna, Carter, Saoirse, Ellington, Dior, Veronica, Bronson . Uncle to cherished nephews and nieces.
Predeceased by his parents Wilfred and Katie, his brother Michael (Sandra) and sister Ann.
He will be remembered as a committed educator in the West Island and an active community volunteer.
He will be missed by many colleagues and friends.
The family will receive condolences at St. Veronica’s Church (1300 Carson, Dorval, H9S 1M6) at 10:00 on Saturday, May 13, 2023, followed by a funeral Mass at 10:30. Funeral services entrusted to J.J. Cardinal Funeral Home, (560 Bord-du-Lac/Lakeshore, Dorval, 514-631-1511)
Donations to the Alzheimer Society of Canada (www.alzeimer.ca/montreal ) in memory of Owen would be greatly appreciated.
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We are saddened to hear of Owen’s passing and wish to send our condolences to Cecile and family. Although we hadn’t seen each other in years, I worked with him extensively in the seventies. He was a very thorough and competent educator as a teacher, department head at St. Thomas H.S. and later as an elementary school principal. An indication of his strong will is that despite a handicap from polio as a youth, he never let his restrictions prevent him from playing squash and tennis aggressively. He was a good man and a credit to his community. Sincerely, Dave and Lynda Lennon
I was shocked to hear of Owens passing and wish to send my condolences to Cecile and family.
One story will describe the essence of the man.
Owens mother Katie approached her neighbour (my father a school principal) expressing her trepidation about allowing Owen to participate in games outside on his own with the youth of the area. Dad claims he told Katie she had nothing to worry. He had witnessed little Owen leaning against a fence in a self protection stance swinging his crutches in deference. He could hold his own and we all respected that. Eventually Owen became an important leader in the street hockey gang playing goal or forward what was needed at the moment… Owen’s determination and will power to succeed were recognized by his colleagues in Arvida and later on those in the teaching profession.