Nadeau’s work saw him managing both a considerable amount of space and a diverse team of people. Roger Côté, vice-president of Services, says he will be greatly missed.
“Michel was an exemplary colleague, appreciated by all. I feel very lucky to have worked alongside of him,” he adds.
“He was a good person who cared for others and was committed to supporting the success of the members of the university community.”
Pasqualino Pietromonaco, senior director of Property Management, says it was an honour working with Nadeau. “He was respectful, a good listener and embraced the spirt of doing and getting things done,” he adds.
“He paid attention to detail and had an uncanny eye for ensuring things flowed smoothly and looked right.”
An expert in his field
Nadeau got his professional start after receiving a Bachelor of Architecture from McGill University and a Master of Science in Project Management from the Université du Québec à Montréal.
Prior to arriving at Concordia, he spent 23 years working for the City of Montreal, for which he was awarded the Prix Elixir. Both his communication skills and his technical expertise made him a mentor for people like Kirsten Sutherland, interim director of project management.
“Michel was an architect at heart. He liked building and renovating through our projects,” she says.
“Under Michel’s direction, many strategic projects were delivered or will be delivered to the university that will greatly impact the lives of our students and staff.”
Nadeau is survived by his wife, Anne Hallée, his children, Valérie and Francis, their mother, Hélène Lachapelle, and his sisters, Susan and Lynne.
Community members are invited to attend a memorial for Nadeau at 12 p.m. on Saturday, September 23 at the Loyola Chapel (7141 Sherbrooke St. W). Family will accept condolences from 10 a.m. until noon.
In lieu of flowers, the family invites you to donate to a new fund to help students. You can contribute through Concordia.ca/Givenow or by calling 514-848-2424, ext. 3884.