Unexpectedly, while doing what he loved most, riding his motorcycle on Sunday, August 23rd, 2020 at the age of 72. A resident of Kemptville and brilliant engineer. Lui was born in Austria on January 12th, 1948 to Julianna and Roman. He is predeceased by the love of his life, Mary Lynn (Curtin). Beloved father of Jennifer Delorme (Shawn). Dear brother of Mary Kozak (Metro). Cherished grandfather to Cole Shouldice (Chelsea Blais), Hunter Delorme-Probert (Eric), Kiefer Delorme (Madison Turpin), DaVinci Delorme, Juno Delorme and his great grandson Jace Probert. He will be missed by his nieces and nephews, Larysa Kozak (Nick Giesen), Renata Kozak (Denis Lariviere), Myron Kozak (Jason Burke) and his great niece and nephew, Mara Giesen and Roman Giesen.
Lui graduated from Queen’s University in 1977 with a master’s degree in Engineering, and worked as the Head of Environmental Affairs, Transport Canada. His extraordinary passion for the inner workings of mechanics and green technology played a significant role in the advancement of Canada’s emissions reduction efforts. He enjoyed restoring vintage motorcycles to their original beauty, with a love for Honda Powersports. He was an exceptional problem-solver who often took on difficult and unwanted projects and completed them with grace. He was a devoted and loving grandfather who never missed a birthday or holiday, and always knew how to make his grandkids feel special. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him.
A Graveside Service will take place on Saturday, August 29, 2020 at Pinecrest Cemetery, 2500 Baseline Road, Ottawa, at 11:30 a.m. If you wish to attend the Graveside Service, it is mandatory to RSVP. Please follow this link https://signup.com/go/qmzabNq (A maximum of 50 people will be permitted to attend, social distancing is mandatory, mask are recommended outdoors, strict COVID protocols must be followed and will be enforced)
In honour of Lui and his love for animals, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Ottawa Humane Society, www.ottawahumane.ca