Class of 92

Andrew Clark

Aries: A picture is worth a thousand words.

Destination: Professional photographer
Probable Destiny: Selling postcards on St-Catherine
Weakness: Money, exotic sportscars, Saturday Night Live
Pet Peeve: Bigots, waking up, people who snap their fingers at me
Favourite Expression: No way! Seriously? – it’s OK, it’s over
Claim to Fame: “Gerry”, working at Provi-Soir
Theme Song: Smoke on the Water
Greatest Fear: Unemployment
Activities: Touch football, waterskiing, windsurfing, YRBK photography

Photographer Andrew Clark dies suddenly

Professional photographer Andrew Clark passed away suddenly on Friday, August 6th at the age of 47. Châteauguay has lost a citizen known for his community involvement.

His wife, Erika Oostveen, made the announcement Saturday morning via her Facebook page. “I lost a big part of my heart. Andrew, I can’t understand why you left us so soon. You had so many projects ahead, and you were so eager to work for the city of Châteauguay as a city councillor. I can’t believe you’re gone,” she lamented.

As the owner of Châteauguay business Photo FX, Andrew captured hundreds, even thousands of sporting events in the region as part of his work. He also took so many children’s school pictures over the years.

He was Le Soleil’s official photographer for over 20 years and was well known for sports photography, among others.

Andrew was involved in organizations like Bouffe Partage which offers food assistance to families in need in the Châteauguay area.

Recently Andrew announced that he was interested in making the leap into municipal politics with the Impact Châteauguay party. Its leader, mayoral candidate Lucie Lamoureux, took to her party’s Facebook page this morning to express her sadness at her team member’s sudden passing. “I believe he was the nicest human being I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. He was also the biggest connector, someone had a need, another was providing a service and bang, he made the connection between these two people,” Ms. Lamoureux wrote.

“We were honoured that he was on our team, he sincerely wanted to change the course of things, meet the needs of citizens. He would have been so perfect. We are losing an ally, a friend and an exceptional human being,” she went on.

Andrew Clark is survived by his wife and two children.

Le Soleil de Chateauguay, samedi le 07 août 2021, Par Valérie Lessard / Translation Amanda Bennett 

Laurie Lemire


Aquarius: “It all begins where it ends.”

Destination: Pro soccer player
Probable Destination: Eating the ball
Weakness: R&C nights
Pet Peeve: The little tags that stick out of people’s shirts!
Favourite Expression: Ya, you wish!
Claim to Fame: My hair – What hair? (baldie, Sinead).
Theme Song:  “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.”
Greatest Fear : Mel (she’s evil)
Activities: Soccer, all nighters with Norm! Partying with Ana, Mel and Dimples.

MOFFAT, Laurie (nee Lemire) of Rockland, Ont. died accidentally on Friday, July 1, 2011 at the age of 36. She was the loving daughter of Maureen Murphy, beloved wife of Chris Moffat, dear mother of Alec and William, beloved sister of Val (Bastien) and Jessi (Les). Beloved aunt of Ella, Alicia, Mason, and Emma. She was the beloved niece, cousin and granddaughter of the Murphy family and beloved daughter-in-law of the Moffat and Lane families. Laurie was a great friend to many. Funeral services will be held at the Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, July 6, 2011. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the NICU – CHEO in memory of Laurie.