Yves Létourneau, the famous constable Polycarp of the series for children The Pirate Maboule, died Tuesday afternoon at the CHSLD Marcelle-Ferron in Brossard.
He was an old man of 94 years.
Yves Létourneau was even more well-known as a commentator and sports columnist at CKAC and La Presse.
He also took part in the coverage of the olympic Games for the TVA network.
It was also he who was the first commentator with his accomplice Jean Séguin for the broadcasting of the matches of the national football League, Radio-Canada.
He was famous for the warmth of his descriptions of certain games that became true epics through his word is rich and varied : “He was holding the ball like a mother holds her child on her breast,” he says of Jim Taylor of the Green Bay Packers.
Sometimes, a player was not satisfied just to wrestle him to the ground, it was embedded in the grass “.
Columnist at CKAC
As a columnist for the radio, he had a great influence. He was the one who knew how to recognize the efforts of several amateur athletes, and his stance did not leave anyone indifferent.
One still remembers the emotion he felt after the gold medal to Sylvie Bernier olympic Games in Los Angeles.
He was a man of great size and of good build. Accomplished skier, he relished all the opportunities he had sometimes to borrow of tracks reserved for olympians.
He has played great roles in tv and theatre, including Odilon Provençal in The Occurring.
With her charisma and her strong voice allowed him to play leadership roles. It was imposing by his presence alone.
The role of Emile, Rousseau in series the Scoop had been written thinking of Yves Létourneau. Her presence was the candidate dream to play the great financial.
It is finally Claude Léveillée, who has inherited the character. He has made it a must-have.
The world of arts and sports lose a great man. Until the very end, he followed the tv exploits of his favorites.
His wife Paulette, and his family would like to thank the staff who wonderfully took care of him until his last days. His death is not linked to the COVID-19.