Rosine Chouinard-Chauveau, the daughter of comedians Violette Chauveau and Normand Chouinard, passed away Thursday at the age of 28. The family said she died while waiting for surgery which “could not be done on time due to the load shedding in the health system to cope with the pandemic.”
Rosine Chouinard-Chauveau is survived by her parents, but also her young boy, Maël. She was [a] brave and worthy mother. She is also survived by a multitude of relatives and friends whom she touched deeply in her to-short life.
A graduate of the National Theater School, Rosine Chouinard-Chauveau followed in her mother’s and father’s footsteps. She started her career by dubbing films and series.
She also played in the film Catimini, by Nathalie Saint-Pierre. In a 2013 interview with Radio-Canada, the actress said that she understood early on that acting was her vocation and that she always had the support of her parents.
She has also appeared in the television series 30 Lives and The Cradle of Angels. She has been seen at the theater in The Lesson, Un homme, deux patrons and The Free Trade Hotel.
The parents of Rosine Chouinard-Chauveau believe that their daughter is one of the victims of the load shedding in the health network. Rosine succumbed to a problem for which she was awaiting surgery. This intervention could not take place on time because of the load shedding in the health system to deal with the pandemic, it is written in the press release released on Friday.
Many people reacted to his death on social media.
The death of Rosine Chouinard-Chauveau is a reminder that the impact of the pandemic goes well beyond official statistics, the official opposition spokesperson for health, Liberal MP Marie Montpetit, wrote on Twitter.
Liberal leader Dominique Anglade offered her condolences to the parents of the deceased. Really, my parent’s heart sank as I read this dramatic news, she wrote in a Twitter post.
The mayoress of Montreal, Valérie Plante, also reacted by saying that she was shaken by the death of the young Montrealer […] To fly away while one has life in front of you is of great sadness.
The actress Salomé Corbo remembers the time when the deceased came to see her father at the Conservatory. We could hear his little [footsteps] on the marble. It brightened up my days between rehearsals of Racine’s tragedies. Today, Rosina has become a tragedy, contemporary and abominable, writes Ms. Corbo.
In December, due to a significant increase in hospitalizations related to COVID-19, the Quebec government set in motion its load shedding plan and began to postpone part or all of semi-urgent and non-urgent operations, colon cancer screening interventions, kidney transplants from living donors, except in pediatrics, and consultations in specialized outpatient clinics.
In mid-January, 140,000 Quebecers were awaiting surgery. In many regions of Quebec, more than 50% of surgeries have been postponed.