Jean-Pierre Bertrand 1980
J.P. was a strong club paddler who went on to represent Canada at 2 World championships.
J.P. was the outstanding paddler in Cartierville's winning the Canadian championship burgee in 1980.
He was the Iron-Man that year in winning gold: Junior K-1 at both 500 and 1000 meters and Junior K-2 500 meters
He also captured silver in Senior K-4; and, bronze in both Junior K-2 1000 and Senior K-2 1000 meters
Jean-Pierre represented Canada in the World Senior World Canoe Championships in Nottingham, England in 1981;
and again in Belgrade, Yugoslavia in 1982
From Montreal Gazette: Jean-Pierre 1959 - 2019 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved father and devoted husband, Jean-Pierre. He passed peacefully on January 5, 2019 with his family by his side. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Kathleen Russell, his sons, Nicolas, Mathieu, and Jean-Philippe, sister Elise, brother Michel, niece Audreanne and nephew Guillaume. Jean-Pierre was a decorated athlete. He was a member of the Canadian National Kayak Team and competed at World Championships, all while studying to become a lawyer. He then went on to have a distinguished career as a Senior Partner at McCarthy Tetrault and spent many years contributing to the leadership of the firm. His great pleasures in life were cycling, skiing, kayaking, golfing, and most importantly, spending time at the chalet with family and friends. He lived each day to the fullest and inspired others to do the same. The family would wholeheartedly like to thank the staff from the department of Hemo-Oncology at the Jewish General Hospital, particularly Dr. April Shamy, her assistant Donna, pivot nurses Chantal and Line, staff on K-7, and the CLSC Metro. The celebration of his life will be held on Friday, January 11, 2019 at 11 a.m. at the Mount Royal Funeral Complex, 1297 Chemin de la Foret, Outremont, QC H2V 2P9. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Jean-Pierre Bertrand to the Jewish General Hospital, Department of Hemo-Oncology would be appreciated.