St-Pierre, Reginald

In loving memory of Reginald (Reg) St-Pierre, who passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Sunday, March 31, 2024, at Health Sciences North, Sudbury, at the age of 87.

Dear son of Rosario and Rose-Alma St-Pierre (nee Lapointe) (both predeceased). He was a loving husband of 55 years to Lois Margaret (nee Cumming), predeceased. Adored father of Denise St. Louis (Jeff predeceased) of Ottawa, Denis (Sandra) of Toronto, Daniel (Rosanne Smagac) of Val Caron and Micheal (Heidi) of Vancouver. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Todd (Christine), Ryan (Shannon), Reinisa, Tara (Saljuq), Stephanie (Cody, predeceased), Justin (Jacki) and Dean (Susan). He was a proud great-grandpa to Malcolm, Lexi, Sophie, Paisley, Everett, Charli and baby Bowen. Survived by sisters Claudette (Pitre, predeceased), Charlotte (Jean-Paul), Paulette, Solange (Réjean, predeceased) and brother Christian (Estaire). Predeceased by sister Muriel (Théo, also predeceased) and brother Lucien. Also predeceased by his in-laws Arthur and Iona Cumming.

Raised in Mont-Joli, Que., on the south shore of the Saint Lawrence River, Reg forever credited his parents for instilling in him an unshakable spiritual foundation, a devotion to family above all, and the values of self-respect, respect for others, hard work and perseverance that guided and sustained him throughout his life.

As a teenager, Reg set aside his education and individual goals in order to help his family navigate tough economic times. Leaving his hometown far behind, he sought employment in isolated, far-flung locations. He found jobs on the construction of the Quebec North Shore and Labrador Railway, and later on the DEW (Distant Early Warning) Line being developed in the Canadian Arctic, all the while sending money home to his beloved family.

Barely into his 20s, Reg made the defining decision of his life, making his way to Sudbury to seek a career in the mining industry. While a mining job never materialized, it was in Sudbury where Reg met Lois Cumming. They fell in love, married and raised four children. Their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were their greatest source of joy and fulfilment.

Reg built a successful career in business, most notably as manager of Northern Ontario operations for ABSO Blue Prints Ltd. He built long-standing relationships with, and earned the deep respect of clients in communities across the North, including architects, engineers and professionals in the mining industry and numerous government agencies.

A voracious newspaper reader and crossword whiz, Reg also was an avid sports fan, a staunch, lifelong Montreal Canadiens supporter with an encyclopedic knowledge of hockey history. He was active in community service and volunteerism, as a minor sports coach and as a member of the Club Richelieu.

The family wishes to thank the dedicated staff of the fifth floor of the Extendicare York long-term care home for the wonderful care and comfort they provided Reg over the last several months.

As per Reg’s request, there will be no visitation.

Funeral Mass in Ste-Marguerite-d’Youville Church, 4290 Old Hwy. 69, Val Therese, Ont., on Friday, April 5, 2024, at 10:00 a.m., followed by a Lunch and a Celebration of Life in the Church Hall.

Donations in memory of Reg to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Northern Cancer Foundation would be appreciated.


8 Condolences

  1. Dear St. Pierre family,
    Our condolences on your loss. Micheal informed us of the passing of Reg with a lovely letter summarizing and celebrating life of Reg. The character of Reg and Lois lives on in the amazing family that they created together. Our thoughts are with you.

    By: Robert Artibise and Elise Woolliams
    April 4, 2024
  2. Mike and Heidi,

    Please accept our sincere condolences to you and your family during this difficult time.

    Thinking of you,

    Mike, Christine and family.

    By: Mike and Christine Dube
    April 4, 2024
  3. To Denis and family, we are saddened to hear of the loss of your father and grandfather. We know he was so loved and hope that the fond memories will soon overtake the feelings of grief and loss. We are thinking of you and sending our love and condolences.

    By: Kim Hume and Neil Wiernik
    April 3, 2024
  4. Our condolences to Denise on the loss of your dear father. He will always be in your heart. xoxo

    By: Colleen and Richard Janitens
    April 3, 2024
  5. Thank you for such a thorough and thoughtful write up about Reg. Truly a dedicated family man and a supportive community member. We were so impressed by both Lois and Reg the first time we met them! They had an obvious love and respect for each other. Reg leaves such an impressive legacy. We hope the memories help ease the pain somewhat. RIP Reg… job well done indeed!

    Rod and Linda

    By: Linda and Rod Horner
    April 2, 2024
  6. To the St. Pierre family
    My family sends our deepest condolences to your family.
    Uncle Reg will be missed by everyone who knew him.

    Rusty, Laurie and family

    By: Laurie and Rusty Buzzell
    April 2, 2024
  7. Dear Dan, Rosanne and family. My condolences on your loss. What a beautiful obituary and it seems your father had a wonderful life and influenced so many around him. Please be aware that we are thinking of you at this time. Take care.
    Tim Dietrich

    By: Tim Dietrich
    April 2, 2024
  8. Sending my deepest condolences to you and your family during this incredibly difficult time. May the love and cherished memories of Reg provide some “comfort and strength.”

    By: Marilyn (Cumming) Landriault
    April 2, 2024

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