A tribute to the man who wanted to die with dignity

News 30 September, 2017
  • Photo Agence QMI, Erik Peters
    The Polaris Slingshot calcined Rémi Ouellette has been found by the police late in the evening of 19 September, in the industrial area of Saint-Laurent.

    Frederique Giguere

    Friday, 29 September 2017, 19:06

    Friday, 29 September 2017, 19:06

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    A tribute was held Sunday in Montreal to celebrate the memory of Rémi Ouellette, who immolated himself by fire there is a little more than a week after meeting with a second refusal in medical aid to die.

    The 59 year old man was a fanatic of cars and had developed a recognised talent for the change.

    It is at the edge of his creation’s favourite, a Polaris Slingshot, which appears to be straight from a film Transformers, he decided to put an end to his days in the industrial area of the borough of Saint-Laurent.

    Photo Frederique Giguere

    Rémi Ouellette


    He deserves it

    Since the death of Mr. Ouellette, his best friend, Michel Malorni, has been extremely sought after by members of the automotive community of the greater Montreal area.

    “The fans have asked me to organise a celebration in his honor, he said. Remi deserves a last tribute. It makes me a great pleasure.”

    Approximately 150 cars that have been modified are expected Sunday at John Scotti Classic Cars, a dealer of antique cars from the boulevard Provencher, between 10 h and 16 h.


    The people present will be invited to make donations which will be entirely donated to the cause of the cancer.

    Rémi Ouellette also had HIV for several years. He had contracted the disease in 2008 after a brutal sexual assault on his place of work.

    A few weeks before his death, he had lost fifty pounds, struggled to move and could almost close the eye.

    The cancer has also phoned her best friend just before committing the irreparable. He told him, in tears, that we had just refused him a second time for medical help to die.

    Rémi Ouellette had apparently not met all of the eligibility criteria.

    However, it has been impossible to confirm this information, since his medical records are still confidential.