It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Alain Gourd. Alain died last Saturday, December 8, 2012 at the age of 66. A lawyer with a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Saint Paul University, Mr. Gourd began a career in broadcasting in 1973 in Rouyn- Noranda, as President and CEO of Radio-Nord Communications.
After having held several influential positions both within the federal public service, and in the media industry, Mr. Gourd became founder and President and CEO of BCE Media in 1998, and from 2001 to 2004, he held the position of Group Executive Vice-President, Corporate, at Bell Globemedia.
Mr. Gourd has also been a dedicated and passionate member of the board of directors of the Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada (CCAC) since 2005. In 2005, he received an honorary doctorate from Université du Québec en Outaouais.
Alain was a survivor and a fighter. After successfully battling cancer for nearly a decade, he ultimately succumbed to a bacterium that caused severe pneumonia.
Preceded by his parents, David Armand Gourd and Anne Beaudry, and his brother David, he leaves behind his wife Jacinthe Théberge, his son Frédéric Gourd, his daughters Catherine (Russel Berrigan), Elaine Théberge and Ariane Théberge (Benoit Gauthier), his six grandchildren Pierre Gourd, Jeanne Gourd, Madeleine Gourd, Gabrielle Gourd, Zachary Berrigan and Victoria Gauthier, as well as several brothers, sisters, other relatives, colleagues and friends.
VISITATIONS: will take place this Sunday, December 16, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Monday, December 17, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., at Serge Legault funeral Home, 103, des Allumettières Boulevard, Gatineau (Hull), Quebec., J8X 1L8.
FUNERAL SERVICE: will be held Monday, December 17 at 11:00 a.m. at St-Joseph Cathedral, 245 St- Joseph Boulevard, Gatineau (Hull), Quebec. Family and friends are invited to attend.
DONATIONS: would be appreciated to the Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada, 5, Place Ville-Marie, Suite 1230, Montreal, QC, H3B 2G2, http:/ /www.colorectal-cancer.ca/en/ and/or to the Fondation de l'Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO) - Fonds de bourses Alain Gourd, 283, Alexandre-Taché Boulevard, Room F-0239, C.P. 1250, Succursale Hull, Gatineau, QC, J8X 3X7, www.fondationuqo.ca.
Funeral arrangements by Serge Legault Funeral Home Inc., 103 des Allumettières blvd., Gatineau, QC. J8X 1L8, Tel: 819-771-6289, Fax: 819-771-7066 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org om or www.maisonfunerairesergelegault.c om
Saturday December 15, 2012
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