We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Michel Larouche in Montreal this early morning. Michel had been diagnosed with lung cancer in late July. His illness had rapidly progressed as just last summer Michel attended the Ottawa Citroën Club meet where he seemed quite healthy, proudly showing his freshly restored custom 2CV pick-up truck and doing a few repairs to other peoples’ 2CVs in the field as he was apt to do at every event he attended.
Michel had been operating a business for a number of years providing used 2CV parts and distributing new parts in North America for Club Cassis in France. He was a regular attendee at Rendezvous, a vital part of the 2CV club in Quebec organizing a Méchoui at his home each spring, and last year spearheading an outing to attend the Bastille Day celebrations in New York City with many other 2CV owners from the Montreal area.
Anomalously, Michel is featured in our 2016 Citroënvie calendar; In May we showed his 2CV tool kit and on our January 2017 page he is shown in his usual pose over the engine bay of a 2CV.
Always helpful and eternally optimistic, Michel leaves behind his wife Danielle, daughter Erica, son Felix and a deep void in our Citroën community.