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Martin David Rancourt
Loving husband, father, brother, and grandfather. Martin was born March 27, 1964 in Prince George B.C. The 6th of 8 children of Denis and Marie-Ange Rancourt (pre-deceased). After a tireless battle with cancer, Martin lost the fight on Friday July 3, 2020 at the age of 56. Left to mourn and cherish his memory are his adoring wife Claire, his 4 children Paul (Amber); Joe (Rachael); Jackie (Aaron) Otsig; and Marcel; his grandchildren Damien, Faith, Jessica, Kaileigh, Rylan, Hunter, Aria, Martin, Noah, and Grace; his siblings Alain (Patricia); Vivian (Louis) Senez; Guy (Jackie Romano); Lucien (Evelyn); Leslie (Betty); Susanne (Robin) Boyer; and Nicole (Darren Solomon); numerous in-laws, nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends. Prayers will be held at 7:00 pm July 6, 2020, and the funeral at 11:00 am on July 7, 2020 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Martensville, SK. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the parish.
Martin was a good friend. Lots of fun going to school and weekends. With him in the army, I didn’t see much of him. We like others, went off our own directions and began living our lives in different parts of the country. I remember bugging him when I heard he moved to Martinsville.. I told him …yup of all the towns to live in ….he just had to pick that one…I should have moved to Kelvington… haha.. Well Martin.. you are going to be missed… not many people are as caring as you.
Marty and I served together in the Canadian Armed Forces. As I have told so many, when I think of Marty I think of his complete dependability and decency. There is no higher praise. Marty always was a reminder to me of how people should be, and example to us all.
My most sincere condolences on a loss we all feel. I hope you can find some comfort in knowing it was a blessing for us all to know him . VP / FNV We will remember him.
Dear claire and Family, Martin was a wonderful man and will be missed as part of our extended family. We are sending you all our love and prayers. Heather and Rick
Ma tante Jacqueline, Claire and family, our sincere condolences on the passing of Martin! We hope that your memories of him will help ease the pain. With loving thoughts, the Paul and Rose-Helene Lafond family.
My sincere condolences to all Rancourt and Bussiere families. My deepest sympathy to Martin’s family.
Claire Rancourt and Family –
I write to express to you and your family the sincere condolences of the Patricias on the passing of Martin Rancourt.
The Regiment remembers Marty’s service, in 3 PPCLI, 2 Commando and beyond. You and your family can be proud of that service. He has been very well spoken of by many as an excellent soldier and leader. Marty’s name will be read in this year’s list of the lost when we read that list out this November in the Scared Space in Beechwood, the National Military Cemetery, Ottawa. His name will also be listed in the 2020 edition of the Patrician’s Last Post section.
Thank you for obviously supporting Marty throughout his service and later, and for having shared him so greatly with us. We are glad that he had a vibrant family.
Should anyone of Marty’s family want to maintain a connection with the Regiment, a gratis three year Memorial Membership in the PPCLI Association is available. Contact Mr Herb Kenny, the Membership Chairman, at email@example.com, for details.
We hope you and your family can remember Marty fondly as a soldier as well as a husband, father, grandfather, and uncle. Thank you all.
Brigadier-General (Ret’d) Vince Kennedy
Colonel of the Regiment
Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry
Please accept our sincere condolences. It was a pleasure to work with Martin on the church at the Blackstrap Youth camp. May he Rest In Peace. Laurent and Margot Bussière
I served with Martin and had the pleasure of knowing his family. Marty was one of the most dedicated soldiers in the Troop. His dedication to his craft was only surpassed by his dedication to his family! Rest easy old friend!
RIP Marty. You were the definition of a quiet professional. VP/FNV.
Unbelievable Marty. This is so sad to hear. I truly enjoyed our time in 3VP. May you RIP. To the family my deepest condolences. Marty always had such a positive and happy attitude. God Speed VP…
Marty and I served together for many years in Ottawa. Rarely one to get upset, Marty was known as the quiet one but always had a sarcastic comeback at the ready which made everyone laugh. Marty was respected by all that worked with him. Fun fact: Marty was the first grand father the unit ever had and of course he was reminded regularly.
To Claire, Paul, Joe, Jackie, Marcel and Family, please accept my deepest condolences for your loss.
Claire sorry for this to you and your family. Condolences
On behalf of the Saskatchewan Branch PPCLI Association, we would like to extend our condolences to the friends and family of Martin. He was a good soldier and and good man. If there is anything the PPCLI Association can do for you in this difficult time, please let us know.
I was at a loss for words when I heard the news of Marty’s passing but hope these will suffice.
I worked alongside, and for Marty, in many capacities over many years and the one constant that could be relied on was his steadfast dependability, professionalism, and calm demeanour.
He was the textbook example of the quiet professional, as has been recognized by many over his career.
Cindy and I are sending our deepest condolences to Claire, his children, and his entire extended family.
RIP my friend.
We are very sorry to hear that Martin has passed . Please accept our deepest sympathies. Cyril Beaulieu as well as all the Beaulieu clan
Served with Marty from Victoria, Petawawa and Ottawa.
Quiet, dependable with a unique sense of humour.
Our sincere condolences to you and your family. Our hearts are with you during this difficult time.
I knew Marty from my time in Ottawa, and as everyone can attest to, he was the quite proffessional, and he definitely had that sarcastic dry sense of humour that would pop out at those perfect times bringing out of times much needed laughter. I remember how much he loved his family when he was talking about the up coming birth of his first grand child, and no matter what as parents you support them all. He was someone to look up to, someone I know has made me a better person. My condolences to his family, he loved and was loved.
Our deepest condolences to the Rancourt family. Marty was the ultimate quiet professional, no bravado, just a guy that could be depended upon to get the job done all of the time. He’ll be missed. RIP.
Very fine soldier, was a extremely good man. He will be missed by all, Airborne my brother rest now your shift is over we will take over now, Airborne.
Claire please except our sincere condolences on the passing of Marty. It is a great loss to our community and all those that had the pleasure of knowing and serving with Marty. Marty’s passion for being a soldier was only over shadowed by his love of his family, which he often so proudly spoke of. He truly lived our unit motto both at work and in his private life. Our thoughts and hearts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Martin was truly a blessing. Always calm and collected. Loyal to a fault. And definitely, truly one of the nicest people one could ever meet. His passing is a loss for us all. Much love and respect, Brother. Until Valhalla.
Marty was a good friend as well as I work with him and he was a stand up soldier. Marty had a calm demeanour which in turn could made you feel at ease when things were chaos around you. He was a profession in everything he did in life and loved being part of the bigger picture. His quiet calm Demeanour with a subtle sarcasm remark that broke a lot of tension in a room of serious soldiers. Making them laugh than carry on. Marty loved his family so much and talk to me many times at work and BBQ about the love that he had for Claire his children and grandchildren. Sending my deepest condolence to Claire and family. He will be missed and never forgotten.