Obituary: Léon Carrière – September 5, 2021

I regret to inform that on September 5th, my father, Léon Carrière, a beloved Timiskaming First Nation community member and Elder passed away unexpectedly and tragically at the age of 77 while working at his camp on our traditional lands in the Timiskaming First Nation territory.

Prior to returning to the Timiskaming community about Notre Dame du Nord, Quebec, Léon made his life and career as a Control Technician and Electrician in Trois Rivières, Quebec, and from the early 1970s to the early 2000s, at the Bruce Nuclear Power Development, on the Saugeen Peninsula, in southern Ontario.

He was an active member of the Port Elgin sporting community, as a multi-talented player, coach and referee in the hockey leagues of midwestern Ontario, and summer slow pitch leagues in the local Southampton/Port Elgin area.

His achievement in sport is matched, if not surpassed by his genuine sense of service and generosity to community; always willing to support team members and friends with personal and community building projects.

He was a devoted husband to my mom Aline Carrière, and was a beloved father, brother, coach, mentor and friend.  He was many things to many people. At the heart of it all, he was a good man.

With his passing, he will be dearly missed.

Dad, may you paddle your canoe to the happy hunting grounds of our ancestors, family and friends.


The service will be held in the Église de Saint-Joseph, Roman Catholic Church, Notre Dame du Nord, QC, on September 15, 2021.  Entry begins at 3:00 pm and the Mass at 4:00 pm. with physical distancing and mask wearing mandatory at all times.

The family would appreciate a donation to your local chapter of the Children’s Aid Society, Cancer Society, or charity of your choice, in Léon’s name.

Thank-you all for your condolences.


Monsieur Carrière is survived by his wife Aline Carrière (nee Laquerre), his son Kevin (Lynn Cornell), his brother Lynn Carrière (Dominique Brisson), his nephews and nieces: Marie-Eve (Mathieu) and Olivier (Evelyne); his grand-nephews and grand-nieces: Charlotte, Sébastien, Étienne and Thalya as well as the children of Dominique: Hugo (Isabelle), Marc-André (Stéphanie) and Anthony. He also leaves his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Ghislain, Jacques (Pauline), Guy, André (Suzanne), Daniel (Denis), Céline (Michel), Noëlle (Gilles) and Chantal, several other relatives and friends as well as his hockey friends from Port Elgin. He is predeceased by his parents, his sister Anne, his mother-in-law Madeleine Girard and his father-in-law Floribert Laquerre as well as his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Lise, Suzette, Denis, Yvon, Louisette and Danielle.