In Memoriam: Andre Lamothe, 58


As a result of an automobile accident on September 11, Lamothe, André Hervé, 58, tragically passed away.

Lamothe was the loving husband of Brenda Lamothe and father of Stéphanie, Kelsey, and Cameron. He was the son of Yolande (Raymond) and the late Harvey Lamothe. He was brother of Monique Stonier (late Albert), of Ottawa, and Ray Lamothe, of Fort McMurray.

Predeceased by his brother, Jean-Marc Lamothe, of Temagami. André was a determined businessman and entrepreneur in Temagami, and throughout Ontario; dubbed "André-preneur' for his forward thinking. He was President of Naden Boats as well as the General Manager of Temagami Marine in Temagami, Ontario.

Donations in memory can be made to "The PINK Boat Tour,' a charity that Lamothe created and dedicated his heart and soul to supporting. All donations will be gratefully acknowledged and accepted until October 5th and can be made via Nadenboats.com/pink-boat-tour or The PINK Boat Tour team page: runforthecure.com/site/TR?team_id=84244&fr_id=1877&pg=team

In the fall of last year, Lamothe successfully raised nearly $20,000 for the charity through the campaign. He was honoured in the spring of this year by the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation for his hard work and support. The PINK Boat Tour, was created by Lamothe in March 2013 as a way of marketing Naden Boats while supporting the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Because each Naden Boat is individually painted with an electrostatic process, Lamothe painted a single 14-foot Naden Fisherman – hot pink. He packaged it together with a 15hp Tohatsu outboard and Yacht Club trailer, and with a dealer's help took it several thousand kilometers to over 14 events in Northern Ontario where participating Naden dealers sold raffle tickets at marina and community events.
 
On September 7, Andre single-handedly sold $850 worth of tickets at Temagami's Grampstock – a one night event of old time rock music. Andre was an ardent support of the Canadian recreational marine industry and a huge supporter of Northern Ontario.