Surrounded by his loving family, Emile passed away on July 25, 2014 at the age of 90. Devoted husband and best friend of Helen (nee Murray). Emile was the son of the late Emile Sr. and Ruth. He was a loving father to Ruth Burke (Wayne), Michelle Burke, Kathy Rose, Debbie Dewan, Dan Dagenais (Sherry), Mary Dagenais (Dr. Tom Elsdon), Adele Dagenais and Bob Dagenais (Helen). Also a loving "Poppa" to Helen's daughter Debbie. He was the loving brother of Leo Dagenais (Anne), and was predeceased by his sister Lucille Nolan (late Gerry) and his brother Ray Dagenais (Mona). Emile is survived by fifteen grandchildren and eight great grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews. In his younger years, Emile was an accomplished athlete in track, football and hockey at St. Pat's College and went on to play professional hockey. He was a member of the Ottawa Senators team when they won the Allan Cup in 1949. He had long careers with the Ottawa Journal and Royal LePage Realty. Emile had a life-long passion for food and delighted in creating wonderful meals for family and friends. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. A Memorial Mass will be held on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 153 Woodroffe Ave. (at Byron) at 11 am. The family will receive condolences from 10:30 until 11 am at the church. If you so desire, in memoriam donations to the Bruyère Foundation 43 Bruyère Street, Ottawa, On K1N 5C8. www.bruyere.org.
would be appreciated.