Death of Robert Gagnon


Robert Gagnon 2014 copieRobert Gagnon 1958 copieLieutenant Colonel (retired), Robert Gagnon passed away at the age of 81 after a short illness, on June 28, 2014 at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.
Bob was ordained a ‘White Father of Africa’ in 1958 (01-02-1958) and served as a missionary in Malawi for 8 years. He then served as an RC Chaplin in the Canadian Forces on numerous bases until his retirement in 1992.
The Funeral took place on the 2nd July 2014 and a Memorial Mass was held on Thursday July 3rd in St. Joseph’s Church, Ottawa, Canada.
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“Life is good.” That phrase popped out of Bob Gagnon’s mouth so often, it struck many people as a “have-a-nice day” pleasantry. But those close to Bob knew that his habitual greeting meant something. His words were a purposeful affirmation that good will ultimately prevail, and that, as one friend noted at his wake, “Life is inherently good, worth the effort, and worth preserving.”

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