Graeme Decarie Obituary, Death – Malcolm Graeme Decarie, 89, passed away on November 27, 2022 in Kingston, Ontario. He was a resident of Montreal, Quebec. It is with profound regret that we share the news of his departure. Graeme Stanley Decarie was born on August 27, 1933 in Montreal to Malcolm Stanley and Jessie Decarie. He went on to study Canadian history at Sir George Williams, Acadia, and Queen’s universities.
After teaching for a short time at UPEI, he moved back to Montreal and spent the majority of his career at Concordia University, where he was both an extremely well-liked professor and the chair of the history department. He was a frequent commentator for the CBC and CJAD 800 Montreal, as well as a consultant and narrator for the National Film Board of Canada. He was a popular speaker in the Montreal community.
In addition, he had articles published in Reader’s Digest, The Montreal Gazette, and other publications. Graeme was a member of several organizations, including the New Democratic Party, Alliance Quebec, the 78th Fraser Highlanders Regiment, and the Sherlock Holmes group The Bimetallic Question. He enjoyed going on trips, researching the history of his family, and sailing.
Graeme had a deep and abiding affection for his children Catherine, Christina, Alexander, Nicholas, and Margaret, and he was a devoted and ecstatic grandfather to Evi, Mei Mei, Oona, and Leo.
In addition to being dedicated to his sister, Winnifred Stewart, he was also devoted to his nephews and niece, Ian, Andy, Doug, Owen, and Donna. During the latter year of Graeme’s life, the personnel at the Rosewood Retirement Residence showed him and his family a great deal of compassion, and for that, his family is extremely thankful. A memorial service will be held in Montreal on Saturday, April 22, 2023, at 2:00 p.m., and it will be broadcast live on Zoom from Mount Royal United Church, which is located at 1800 Graham Blvd. Visit www.ymcaquebec.org in order to make a donation in memory of a loved one to the YMCA.