Luc Alcide GROULX

It is with love and great sadness that the family of Luc Alcide Groulx announces his passing on October 8th, 2021 at the age of 81 years in the presence of our Lord. 

He was predeceased by his mother Rose, his father, Louis and his brother, Paul Groulx, sister, Gabrielle Lavoie, brother, John Groulx, sister Bernadette Cashmore, brother, Pierre Groulx, brother, Jacques Groulx, sister, Marie Bishop, sister, Madeline Chartrane, 

He is survived by his loving wife, Louise, his four daughters, Marcy (Dale), Angela, Andrea (Kris) and Cathy (Ian); his grandchildren, Bradley, Tyler, Cody, Jordan, Alyson, Cory, Nicholas, and Piper; his great granddaughter, Kinley; his family in Ontario including his brother, Andy, his sisters Bethe, and Cecile, Claire as well as many more nieces and nephews. 

Originally from Sudbury, Ontario he joined the military and was trained as a firefighter. He was posted to CFB Cold Lake and it would be there that he would meet the love of his life, Louise. Together they raised their four daughters in many places including Lodgepole, Drayton Valley and Consort. For over fifty three years, they watched with great pride as their girls began families of their own. Al was loved by all his grandchildren, and they will greatly miss their Grandpa Groulx. The many memories they have of him will be cherished in their hearts forever. 

Al will be remembered for his faith, being an active member of the St. Anthony church community. The “praying man” will not be forgotten. He will be remembered by friends for his love of

music. Many will have memories of times getting together where they would sing and play music together, which was Al’s favorite thing to do. 

He will be remembered by many in the community for always being there willing to step in and lend a hand. Whether it was shoveling walks and fixing things, or cutting kindling for the Drayton Valley Auxiliary Thrift Store, Al was never still. He could always be seen walking or riding his bike throughout the town of Drayton right up until his final days. 

His family would like to thank both the staff of the Red Deer Regional Hospital and the Drayton Valley Community Hospital for their care and compassion. A small church service will be held at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. The service will be livestreamed at the following link

https://www.facebook.com/In-Memory-of-Al-Groulx-107911971670780

A video retrospective of Al’s life shared by his family may also be viewed at the following link:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PRGKQB90ewGeHwpVHPFL1d0FxGbHZuJL/view?usp=sharing

19 Comments

  1. Hector & Grace Lefebvre

    We are praying for Al & all of you. Our sincerest condolences to the family. He will be a big loss to everyone who knew him. We first met in the 60’s and from day 1 we knew he was special and remained so to this day. May God Bless Al on his final journey. God must need a good drummer for his band.

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  2. Charles and Rachelle

    Sincère sympathies for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family

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  3. Poirier Linda

    Deepest condolences….Lou & Linda Poirier

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  4. Cynthia Sebry

    Lou and Family ~ You all mean so much to me and I hold each of you in my prayers and thoughts every day during this difficult transition.

    So many memories growing up with you Al, and the family from the dances halls, the horse back riding, the oil barrel rolling and all the love received. You will forever have a place deep within my heart and soul. May God embrace you as to transcend into his arms with love and light.

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  5. Judy

    Such wonderful memories we have of Uncle Al and you all. I remember his drum playing to Avenger records when I would be at their place in Cold Lake.
    Hugs and prayers Aunt Lou to you and family.
    Judy and Ed Truhn

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  6. Tanya Groulx

    So sad to hear the news. I didn’t get to see my uncle much due to logistics but I do know he will be greatly missed. My condolences to the family.

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  7. Rose-Marie Rheaume-Gaudet

    My condolences to you Tante Louise and family.Oncle Alcide will be missed.

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  8. Peggy Dunn

    Angela and family ~ so sorry to hear of your dads passing, He was such a kind and welcoming man.

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  9. Yolande Rheaume

    His video has brought back so many memories of Alcide as a young man, & the music, the beautiful famillies, they were all close to the Blais family too,My deepest condolences to the family,

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  10. Kit Robinson

    Lou, my deepest condolences to you and your family.

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  11. Susan Reich

    Lou my heart goes out to you and your family. I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  12. Michel Groulx

    Condolences to Aunt Louise and Family…The video tribute was wonderful, thank you for sharing.

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  13. Michelle Chartrand Laliberté

    My deepest sympathy aunt Louise and the family for your loss. I feel very fortunate and grateful to have spent time with uncle Alcide a few years back. He will be greatly missed.

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  14. Jim Levers

    Lou and family. Deepest condolences from Claudette and Jim Levers. 54 years ago Al played for our wedding dance and he will always be in our minds. Your video was wonderful.

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  15. Adrien Lefebvre

    We really enjoyed watching the video. It did give the true sense of him. For us he was the kind of person you were drawn to – upbeat,kindhearted,energetic,hard working and at the same time he was always Mr. Cool especially on stage.
    He was the first one to grab a guitar or a drum and start the party.
    When it was time to work he was the first one in line.
    A great friend we will miss him very much.
    Our condolences to Lou and the family.
    Adrien and Val

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  16. Vivian Kempenaar

    Your tribute to Uncle Al brought a smile to my face. He was such a warm, friendly man, such a nice man. We send our sincere condolences to you, Aunt Lou and your family. He will always be remembered with much fondness.

    Love
    Vivian, John & family

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  17. Vivian Kempenaar

    Your tribute to Uncle Al was beautiful. We send our sincere condolences 💐, to you Aunt Lou and the family. I will always remember what a friendly and kind person he was. He will be missed by all who knew him.

    Vivian, John & family

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  18. Annette Hogan

    Our deepest condolences to everyone.

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  19. Anita Campbell

    My condolences to Lou and family

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