The Big Bill mourns its president
The president of the Cards and Coaticook’s Big Bill, Pierre Bureau, died of a heart attack in the night from Friday to Saturday at the age of 55 years. His rigor in his involvement and his warm personality left no one indifferent, which is why his sudden departure has created a monumental shockwave in the world of Estrie baseball.
Pierre Bureau has been involved as president and volunteer with the senior co-coach baseball teams for almost 33 years. The latter was preparing to leave his post at the end of this season.
“I knew him when I was 14 years old and I was the Bat Boy of the Cards,” says Sebastien Tremblay, who feels lucky to have had the man as a father-in-law. He was in the baseball organization for 33 years, he was a great volunteer who always had the heart on his hand. He would have given his shirt to help anyone in need and he loved children, especially those of his wife Sylvie Gauthier. He was a good man who always had the good word to make people laugh. ”
The news has had the effect of a bomb on the organization and players of the current edition of the Big Bill. Head Coach Jonathan Breton, who has been fortunate enough to work with Mr. Bureau during his four years at the helm, has an excellent memory of the President.
“He wanted so much to win,” said the head coach. He was a true enthusiast, he took the success of the team to heart. He has invested so much time and effort into establishing and developing senior baseball at Coaticook, and all players and fans owe him a debt of gratitude. ”
“We’ll pay him a tribute Wednesday night before the first game of the playoffs,” says Breton. It will not be forgotten anytime soon by the community of baseball coaticookois. The third game of the series, if necessary, will be moved from Saturday to Sunday to avoid interfering with his funeral and funeral. ”
The same goes for former Coaticook Rocket Head Coach Mike Goyette, who appreciated Mr. Bureau’s dedication to the sport he loved so much.
“I knew Pierre for the first time in my years as a senior player with Coaticook,” recalls Goyette. He was nice to meet, funny and deeply passionate about baseball. The LBMQ and the organization of the Big Bill lost a big piece with his death. “