Fenêtre sur le passé : Policiers militaires ou officiers de la paix? (Military Police or Peace Officers?)
Lors d'un exercice de la série Securitas, le major Jean-Guy Plante, alors commandant du 5 PPM à Valcartier, prépare ses ordres en compagnie du sous-lieutenant Dorothy Paquette et de l'adjudant Paul Lachance (Photo : MDN/Sentinelle, volume 21, numéro 1, 1985)
During an exercise in the Securitas series, Major Jean-Guy Plante, Commanding Officer of 5 MP Pl Valcartier, prepare orders along with Second-Lieutenant Dorthy Paquette and Warrant Officer Paul Lachance (Photo: DND/Sentinelle, Volume 21, Number 1, 1985)
A fighter his entire life, Jocelyn “Josh” Gilles Ouellette surrendered peacefully to cancer on January 24, 2020, at the age of 67. Born in Dalhousie, NB, he was the twelfth of 15 children. Coming from a large Acadian family uniquely prepared Josh for battle, whether he was playing in the family's horseshoe tournament, running for elected office, or proudly serving his country. Josh enlisted in the military at age 19. Upon completion of his basic training, he married his high school sweetheart, Lise (née Caron), and Josh began his career as a Canadian Forces military police officer. Josh and Lise had adventures on bases in Quebec and Ontario while making lifelong friends and raising their three children with a strong love for country and a deep appreciation of their Acadian roots. In 1987, the family returned to New Brunswick, where Josh served with several provincial and municipal police departments. In 1998, Josh founded the Bathurst Youth Center, and sat for several years as its president. Josh retired from law enforcement in 2015 as Chief of the BNPP regional police service, at which time he turned his attention to writing “The Catching of a Killer; la job de 'ti-Luc Landry' ”a book about his work as an undercover police officer on a successful case that became one of his proudest professional achievements. He stayed active, serving as a village councilor in Pointe-Verte, volunteering in his community and making regular visits to Tim Horton's. This past May, Josh and Lise relocated to Alexandria, Ontario. As Josh would have said, “It's for the kids,” a motto he applied in his career and grassroots organizing, but also as a father and exceptionally fun Pépère. Josh had a solid moral compass and put his family, community, and country before himself. He was especially fond of 'les Canadiens de Montréal', a good argument (that he never won), and generous pour of rum and red wine. Josh leaves behind Lise, his wife and partner of 45 years, his son René (Erin), daughters Michelle (Matthew) and Natalie (Benoit), as well as his grandchildren Raphael, Seraphine, Henri, Charles, Samson, Rosalie and Caleb. He will be missed not only by his sisters Rina, Rinette, Monique, and Louise, brothers Jean-Eude, Claude, Rino, Rheal, and Gilles, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and large extended family, but also by his brothers- and sisters-in-arms and community friends. Josh was predeceased by his parents Irêné and Lilianne, brothers Maurice, Marc, Gerard and Gerald, and sister Reine. In place of flowers,GoFundMe page.
Endowed with courageous determination throughout his life, Jocelyn “Josh” Gilles Ouellette passed away peacefully on January 24, 2020, at the age of 67, after a battle with cancer. Born in Dalhousie (NB), he was the twelfth of 15 children. Coming from a large Acadian family, Josh was particularly equipped to fight, whether during family horseshoe tournaments, when he applied for election, or when he worked with pride in the service of his country. Josh enlisted in the military at age 19 and, after successfully completing his basic education, married his high school girlfriend, Lise (née Caron), and then began his career as a military police officer in the Armed Forces. Canadian. Josh and Lise lived all kinds of adventures on military bases in Quebec and Ontario, while forming loyal friendships, raising three children, and cultivating a deep love for their country and their Acadian roots. By 1987, the family returned to New Brunswick, where Josh worked with several provincial and municipal police departments. In 1998 Josh founded the Bathurst Youth Center, and served as president for several years. Josh retired from policing in 2015 when he was Chief of the BNPP Regional Police. He then turned to writing, writing “The Catching of a Killer; the job of ″ ti-Luc Landry ″ ”, a book documenting his experience as an undercover police officer assigned to an investigation that became one of his greatest professional achievements. He remained active, working as a councilor in the village of Pointe-Verte, as a volunteer in his community and by going regularly to Tim Horton's in the area. Last May, Josh and Lise moved to Alexandria, Ontario. As Josh would have said, “it's for the kids”, a motto that inspired him in his career and in his community involvement, but also in his role as a father and a funny Pépère. Josh had a deep moral sense, choosing to put the needs of his family, community and country before his own. He was a big fan of the Montreal Canadiens, enjoyed a good chicane (which he never won), and a good glass of rum or red wine. Josh is survived by his wife Lise, after 45 years of marriage, his son René (Erin), his daughters Michelle (Matthew) and Natalie (Benoit), as well as his grandchildren Raphael, Seraphine, Henri, Charles, Samson, Rosalie and Caleb. He also leaves his sisters Rina, Rinette, Monique and Louise, his brothers Jean-Eude, Claude, Rino, Rheal and Gilles, many nephews and nieces, cousins and cousins, a large extended family, as well as his brothers and sisters of arms and his friends in his community. Josh now rests in peace with his parents Irene and Lilianne, his brothers Maurice, Marc, Gerard and Gerald and his sister Reine. Instead of flowers, your expressions of sympathy can result in a donation ( his brothers Maurice, Marc, Gerard and Gerald and his sister Reine. Instead of flowers, your expressions of sympathy can result in a donation ( his brothers Maurice, Marc, Gerard and Gerald and his sister Reine. Instead of flowers, your expressions of sympathy can result in a donation (GoFundMe page ) at the Bathurst Youth Center.