It is with deep sadness that Canoe Kayak Canada recognizes the passing of Jean Asselin, President of the Shawinigan Canoe Club.
Jean was instrumental in the development and amazing growth of the club in Shawinigan and was the President of the Organizing Committee for the 2022 National Championships being hosted in August by the club on the St. Maurice River. His dedication to bringing the National Championships to Shawinigan, by showcasing what the sport has to offer to the community, and what the area has to offer to the sport, was infectious.
With a smile, amazing sense of humour and a commitment to growing the sport for all ages and abilities, Jean was an incredible part of our Canoe Kayak community and he will be terribly missed when we gather for the National Championships in a few short weeks.
Canoe Kayak Canada wishes to express its deepest sympathies to Jean’s wife Julie, his two sons, Jérôme and Jacob, and all those who he touched and work with so closely in Shawinigan and the Mauricie region.
Jean’s Obituary and Funeral details are available here.