BORDET, Michel René


1950 – 2013

Died peacefully at home on Sunday morning, October 27th, 2013.  He is deeply missed by his wife, Brigitte, daughter Sonia, step-daughter Karin, step-son Ron, and brother and sister-in-law, Georges and Diana.

Co-founder and vice-president of Trican Corporation, Michel was not only an accomplished entrepreneur, but also an avid skier, skillful golfer, dancer and songster, animal lover and all around good friend.

Friends and family are invited to celebrate his life and share fond memories at the Credit Valley Golf and Country Club, located at 2500 Old Carriage Road in Mississauga, ON, on Sunday November 3rd at 1pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation by clicking on the following link:

20 replies
  1. Anica Jazbec
    Anica Jazbec says:

    Dear Brigitte,

    Extending my deep and heartfelt sympathy to you and your dear Family.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers and wish I could be with you today.
    May loving memories heal your pain and give you strength.
    Sending you love and hugs to comfort you,

  2. Lesia, Michael & Donovan Gilbert
    Lesia, Michael & Donovan Gilbert says:

    Michel was always one of my favourite people. He was so full of life, and he shared his joy with everyone around him. My husband liked him immediately, and we regret that the great distance between our homes made it difficult to see him and Brigitte more. He will always hold a special place in my heart, and the hearts of my family. He will be missed, and my sincerest condolences go out to his family at this sad time.
    However, I am a firm believer in celebrating life, not mourning death. His was a life well lived, and he left something special with all those that he knew.
    Love Lesia

  3. Winston & David
    Winston & David says:

    Dear Brigetta: we always considered you and Michel to be great neighbours and good friends. With his passing , we have his smile and quick wit to remember.

    Our condolences are with you and all his family members.

  4. Greta Chase
    Greta Chase says:

    Bordet/ Sidey Family

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Michel will remain in the hearts of all the people who were fortunate enough to have known him.

    M: Memorable Moments
    I: Intellectual Conversations
    C: Charismatic
    H: Handsome and Humble
    E: Excellent Entrepreneur
    L: Lovable and Lived Life to the Fullest

    Heartfelt love and God bless,

    The Chase Girls (Ottawa)

  5. Lyn & Ken Zurbrigg
    Lyn & Ken Zurbrigg says:

    Brigitte, Sonia, Georges, Diana and family:

    We were so sad to hear the news about Michel. He was a wonderful person with a great sense of humour who could make us all smile. We had many fun times together over the years, and will miss his warm spirit and ability to truly light up a room. Whatever event we were at, we always wanted to stay longer when Michel was there.

    Our hearts go out to you all. Lyn and Ken

  6. Mike kralik
    Mike kralik says:

    To Birgitte, Sonja, Karin and Ron, my sincerest condolences.
    Michel was a wonderfully colourful individual who could always bring a smile to ones face.
    He will be sorely missed by everyone.

  7. Debbie S (from the RAWC)
    Debbie S (from the RAWC) says:

    Dear Briggite,

    I am so sorry to hear about your husband passing away. My thoughts are with you at this very difficult time in your life. Take care, Debbie

  8. Debra Walker
    Debra Walker says:

    Brigitte & family, I was truly shocked to hear the news of Michel’s
    passing. It has been awhile since my last visit to Tiny Beaches, but I
    have vivid memories of you and Michel at Arlene’s, and the many parties
    that ensued over the years. Such a kind, loving individual, full of life
    no matter what came obstacles he faced, good or bad. We will remember
    the laughter we shared with Michel, his helpfulness, his love and support
    for you and his family. We will miss him. Take care my friend, baby
    steps first and the rest will follow.
    Our deepest sympathies,
    Debra & Jack

  9. Bob and Christine Lindsay & Family
    Bob and Christine Lindsay & Family says:

    A life cut unexpectedly short…Always with a smiling face and so appreciative of a GOOD laugh, conversation, wine and food. Michel was a GOOD friend. You shall be sadly missed.

    Sonia, Brigette, Karin, Ron, George & Diana…May comfort & peace come to all of you in the wonderful memories Michel leaves behind.

    Heartfelt love & hugs from Nelson & the late Vicky Wardman, Bob & Chrissie Lindsay and family.

  10. Paulette St-Amour
    Paulette St-Amour says:

    Dear Brigitte, Sonia, Karin, Ron, Georges, Diana,

    Wishing you strength and courage in dealing with the loss of your beloved Michel.
    His wonderful spirit will be with us forever. I consider myself privileged
    to have known him all these years and to have enjoyed his great generosity and
    See you on Sunday,
    Love always,
    Paulette xox

  11. Andrew Ross
    Andrew Ross says:

    Where to begin? Two and half years ago when my father passed away Michel was among the 1st people on the scene who came to the family house in Oakville on that terrible day. Since then both Michel & Brigette have been nothing but spectacular & unwavering in their support of my mother & I. Michel was (& in spirit will) always there for me. His infectious good humor & convivial nature couldn’t help but fill a room when he entered it! I’ve met few people in my life as genuine & unfailing loyal & generous. There isn’t enough room here for me to recount the many examples of his kindness to me & family.

    Pour qu’une telle annulation massive (qui existe à l’heure actuelle) à être créé; il doit avoir été rempli avec un genre de présence volumineux.

    On behalf of Karlene, Malcolm, my mother & brother & the late Don Ross; Brigette, Sonia, Karin, Georges & Diana, please accept my sincere & heartfelt condolences!

    Michel please give my dad a hug when you see him!

    Love always,


  12. Julieta Tabares
    Julieta Tabares says:

    Dear Briggite, please receive my deepest condolences. Michel was a wonderful happy person always ready to help. I will very deeply miss him, I will miss his laugh, his happiness and his love for everyone around him. I feel very honored that I have the opportunity to dance with him and to have him in our events.
    It is a terrible loss, my thoughts and my heart are with you and your family during these times of sorrow and always.

    Julieta and family

  13. walter & debbie Damiani & Family
    walter & debbie Damiani & Family says:

    Our sincere condolences go to entire family, Michel will always be remembered , honored for the person who he is, always with a smile, always with a kind word, always a good role model.
    Our lives have been blessed to have had in it.

    God bless him & bring pease to all those who will mourn his passing, with positive thoughts.

    walter & debbie

  14. Louise. André. Sébastien. Noreau
    Louise. André. Sébastien. Noreau says:

    A Brigitte et famille,avons été très affectés par le décès de notre ami Michel.On ne peut oublier tous les bons moments passés ensemble et sa grande générosité envers nous.Soyez assurez que nos pensées sont avec vous en ces moments si difficiles.

    Louise. André. Sébastien. Noreau

  15. Arlene Abbott
    Arlene Abbott says:

    Well my friend – I will miss you. I have figured out that I first knew you when you were 19. We have shared a lot of laughs. I watched Sonia grow with you and know that you are so proud of her. Remember when we would have to play backgammon all night so I could win back my cottage from you. Remember when dinner @ the Sizzling Shrimp on a Sat. night was an every week ocurance.
    Remember Mingo’s in the Martinway Plaza. Remember cards @ the picnic table at the cottage with all the gang around. Remember our Mother’s and all their wonderful dinner parties. It is far to hard to say goodbye so I’ll just say so long for now.

    Birgitte – there are no words – just know that I am here for you
    Sonia – Be proud of him – he was so proud of you
    George – my deepest condolences
    Karin and Ron – be strong and look after your mother

    I shall see you all on Sunday.

    Arlene xo

  16. Michelle & Lee Brittain
    Michelle & Lee Brittain says:

    Our Thoughts Are With You During Your Time Of Sorrow. I will have forever many fond memories and may you R.I.P. Michel now that you will be so many miles from home…Love, Michelle Chretien

  17. Michelle & Lee Brittain
    Michelle & Lee Brittain says:

    To The Family,Our thoughts are with you during your time of sorrow. Many fond memories will always be…R.I.P. Michel for now you will be so many miles from home…Love Michelle Chretien

  18. Vicki Carmichael, James, Tanner & Austin Mitchell
    Vicki Carmichael, James, Tanner & Austin Mitchell says:

    To Brigette, Sonia, Karen Ron and Georges.
    Our condolences for your loss, we will deeply miss our zany, flirtatious zestfull friend, right now we are crying as the pain is to new. We look forward to the time that we can celebrate his memories with laughter and a glass of wine or two. When you love someone so much, losing them is so painful. Michel will be so well remembered from the joy he bought to all of our lives. Our love to you all at this terrible time.

  19. Joe & Delia Antolich
    Joe & Delia Antolich says:

    Our heart goes out to Brigetta & the family. Our deepest sympathies condolences He made me feel so welcome when we first golfing of course. Always a laugh and a smile. damn he’ll be missed

  20. Ken Amy
    Ken Amy says:

    To the Bordet family,
    It with a sad heart that I leave this note.
    I enjoyed doing business with Michel over the years that he was involved in our industry. I found Michel a true gentleman in every area of his life which we new.
    Sharon and I have special memories of Michel from the Convention in San Francisco when we had some personal time with Michel visiting the wineries in the area and dining together in the same area.
    Michel and I had numerous lunches while he was at Trican and had many great conversations together.
    He will be truly missed by all.
    Ken and Sharon Amy


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