It is with profound grief we announce the death of Emile Joseph Houtteman. His generous heart, exuberant charm, and quiet dignity transcended this world. He will always be remembered alongside the beautiful love of his life of sixty years, Monique. Emile was born in 1931 in Tielt Belgium. He served in Occupational Forces in Germany after WWII. He learned to speak four languages before he immigrated to Canada with his sister Regine in 1954, where he met his French immigrant wife Monique. Most of Emile’s career was spent in the U.S. as a member of The Club Manager’s Association of America but not before helping to set up the ‘Chef de Cuisine’ of Windsor. Emile joined a chapter of the Rotary Club in Detroit, spreading his generosity, spirit of good will and strong belief in volunteerism. He then joined Windsor Roseland Rotary in 1997 contributing 42 years of service to his cherished organization. Emile was predeceased by his wife Monique and survived by his sister Regine Ross and brother Franz Houtteman and beloved children in whom he instilled his great passion for art; Myriam Lampear (Keith), Philippe (Virginia), Daniel (Caroline McGuire), Noel (Barry Gula), Nathalie Griffore (Tom), Chantal (Philippe Carreau), his 9 beloved grandchildren Jacqueline, Michael, Solange, Bryce, Gabriel, Simone, Daniel, Gaspard and Auguste. Please join the celebration and memorial of his life with his family and vast group of friends on Monday, July 9, 2018 from 3-5 p.m. at
Victoria Greenlawn Funeral Home
(1525 Highway #3, Oldcastle
Flowers are welcome, or donations in his honour can be made to the Rotary International Polio Fund.