Obituary of Oscar Rochefort
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Oscar D. Rochefort at the age of 79, on Saturday, April 29, 2023, at the McNally House Hospice with his family by his side. Cherished father of André (Megan) and Oscar R. Rochefort. Grandpapa’s big smile, laughter and love will be forever in the hearts of his grandchildren: Anne, Madelaine, and Parker, and his step-granddaughter Natasha. Oscar will be sadly missed by: his brother Jacques (Claire), sister-in-law Ann Rochefort, many nieces, nephews, friends, and neighbors. Predeceased by his parents Joseph Oscar and Clémentine (née Barrette) Rochefort, as well as his siblings: Dr. Jean-Marie, Dr. Guy, Gisèle (Claude) Trudel, and Ghislaine (George) Parent.
Born in Astorville, ON; he graduated in 1969 with honours from the Ontario College of Art & Design. Oscar pursued a teaching career in Montreal, QC. He furthered that career at Confederation Secondary School in Welland, ON, until 1972, when he was called west to work as a Structural Designer for MacMillan Bloedel Packaging Ltd., in Vancouver, BC.
The next forty years would be spent travelling across North America and around the world as a Design Consultant, advocating for computer assisted design while developing innovative and sometimes patented packaging solutions. In that time, he also started a family and took his sons camping and fishing every chance he could. He was a leader with Scouts du Canada for many years. His love of golf was as legendary as the loud pants he’d wear at Foyer Richelieu tournaments. He loved to play basketball, to bowl, and he was an excellent cook. He would eventually return to Welland for his retirement.
The family will receive relatives and friends at the WELLAND FUNERAL HOME, CREMATION AND RECEPTION CENTRE 827 East Main Street, Welland, on Wednesday, May 17, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at Église Sacré-Coeur, 72 Empire Street, Welland at 1:30 p.m. Special thanks to the many healthcare professionals (RNs, PSWs, doctors, etc.) and volunteers who aided Oscar. Memorial donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Walker Family Cancer Centre, McNally House Hospice or Fonds Foyer Richelieu would be appreciated by the family.To plant a beautiful memorial tree in memory of Oscar Rochefort, please visit our Tree Store
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