“I colored outside the lines”
Jacques Pierre Lortie, beloved son and uncle, died peacefully in his sleep Monday morning December 5, 2022 in St Amant. He was 59 soon to be 60 on December 23rd, a resident of St. Amant and Ottawa, Canada (dual citizenship due to our father being born in Canada). He joined the Army and earned Sharpshooter qualification. Once discharged from the Army, he spent many years traveling all over Canada and United States. He loved to debate any ideology to the utmost degree. Although Jacques never had his own children, he enjoyed being “DoeDoe” to his nieces, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Jacques is survived by his mother, Claire Lambert Lortie; sister, Lucette (Lortie) and husband, James “Goosie” Guice; a brother, Donald Lortie Jr; a sister, Monique (Lortie) and husband, Scot Frazier; nieces, Chevonne A. Molliere, Nicole Anderson, Richelle Anderson, Caitlyn E. Guice, Yvette E. Lortie and Samantha C. Kimrey; and 13 great-nieces and great-nephews. Preceded in death by his father, Donald L Lortie Sr, and brother, Marcel Paul Lortie; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
“When peace like a river, attendeth my way When sorrows like sea billows roll
Whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say It is well, it is well, with my soul”
By Horacio Spafford
Albert Einstein once said: “Live life to the fullest. You have to color outside the lines once in a while if you want to make your life a masterpiece. Laugh some every day, keep growing, keep dreaming, keep following your heart.” That is exactly what Jacques did.