On Sunday Loiselle Insurance Agency celebrated the life of a fallen soldier, Kyle Coutu. PFC Kyle Joseph Coutu was a member of the United States Marine Corps who lost his life February 18, 2010 during combat operations in Afghanistan.
Kyle was a graduate of Tolman High School in Pawtucket where he was the captain of the school’s football, and wrestling teams. He also played on the hockey and outdoor track teams. Kyle knew freshman year of high school that he wanted to be a Marine, and a week upon graduating in 2009, he decided to enlist. At the age of 20, he lost his life.
Many remember Kyle for “having a great smile, always being quick to help anyone, and being a great friend and a natural leader. He was one that would lead by example.”
Loiselle Insurance Agency and our dedicated staff support our troops, especially those from our small hometown. We were honored to support the Kyle Coutu 4th Annual 5k race as a Bronze Sponsor. In addition, throughout the month of April, we had casual Fridays at the Agency in efforts to raise an even larger donation.
Kyle’s mother, Melissa Coutu, started the road race, as a way to keep her son’s memory alive. It was obvious during the event that his memory will live on forever. Mrs. Coutu was there during the road race, making it a point to thank the participants and even went out of her way to thank our agency for our donation and continued support.
Nearly 327 runners and walkers signed up for the event, held at Slater Park; approximately forty more attendees than last year’s race. We were so happy to be able to participate in such a wonderful event. All the money raised from the race will be used for scholarships to benefit local public high school students.We want to thank all those who participated from our office (Melanie Loiselle-Mongeon, Brenda Loiselle-DuClos, Micki Veerman, Lisa DeOliveira, Michelle Namaka, Jackie Pinto, Katie Marcello, Lina Fonseca, Erika Lague), and everyone who showed their support for a local hero. Kyle Coutu, you shall never be forgotten.