Saturday October 22nd, 2016

Canadian great Olivier Moreau has passed

Olivier Moreau a Canadian national team player and Conference player in the States has passed away unexpectedly.  In the spring of 2015 he lost his daughter who was hit by a car.  Our most sincere condolences to the family of Olivier…gone much too soon.
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Olivier Moreau

USSSA Playing History Player Page

Interview conducted on 11/2/2015

What positions do you play and what is your best position?
3rd and 1st and 3rd is my best position

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
Flip Washington and Greg connell

Why do you like the game of softball?
I like the intensity of the game and the great ball

Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
Flip Washington he has a great attitude and is an all around player

What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?
Big O I've had since I was a kid all the way through college ball till now

What is your height and weight?
6" 240

Where do you call home?
Vancouver, Canada

What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
Hitting BP and going to the beach

What do you do for a living?
Western Canada sales rep for combat and I own a treatment centers for people who struggle with addiction

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
I played baseball, basketball, volleyball and ran  track in high school and in college I played baseball and ran indoor track

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
I started playing rec ball in Canada then I represented the province on British Columbia in men's A Canadian championships then I was blessed to represent team Canada in this year's border battle and I played for Combat NWA in conference this year

What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
The speed of the game it is amazing

What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
Many more highlights to come this up coming season will be my second year in conference

In your career was there a single person (player/manager/coach) who had the most significant impact on your approach to the game? Why?
Frank Henry he is a person who always pushes me to work harder and to play the game also flip Washington. The two have helped me tremendously

What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Work hard

What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
Overlap with a 28 ounce end load

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
I do crossfit style of training and I hit a lot of BP and take a lot of ground balls

What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
The Yankees and I also enjoy the game of basketball

What would be your "at bat" music selection?
Here comes the boomm

What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
Men's A Canadiens championships

What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
Wide world of sports.

Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
Tgi friday

Tell us something about you that most would never know about you?
I'm afraid of clowns

What was your favorite sports related gift you have ever given or received?
I got a tee last year from a friend after someone stole my old one




12 responses to “Canadian great Olivier Moreau has passed”

  1. Don Logan says:

    Great guy with a great attitude. Brotha can hit the ball a mile. You’ll be missed bro.

  2. Roland Beaton says:

    O you will be missed by all my friend was an honour know you we both lost kids at young ages n hope u find peace my friend

  3. Neil Teague says:

    O, you’re one of the good ones, my friend.
    You dedicated yourself to helping others get up when they were down. In April it was our turn to hold you up. Now you have an eternity to hold your precious daughter, Kiana.
    I have no doubt the two of you are smiling together, never alone. Maybe even tossing a little BP to each other.
    Rest in Peace together, Olivier and Kiana.

  4. Linda Bonnet says:

    May you and your daughter have everlasting life in the arms of the Angels.
    God has blessed all who had the honor in life of knowing you.

  5. Emily says:

    I knew Olivier when we were kids. I’m so sorry to hear of his passing and life altering events. Many prayers are sent out to his family, friends, and fans.

  6. Semmy says:

    A big loss to our ball community up here. Have been playing with/against Olivier for a few years and his dedication to improving his game elevated those playing with him and against him.

    A BP session was always interesting. He didn’t swing at bad pitches, and he didn’t just go through the motions.

    We will miss him at the park. RIP big O.

  7. Mark Ploner says:

    Had the privilege of umping his Thunder mixed team at the annual NA tournament in Summerland, BC. Was an amazing player and even better person.

  8. Joann Meyer says:

    As Olivier’s Gr. 7 teacher, I remember a gentle, kind, strong boy who touched many. I am heartbroken at the news of his passing.

  9. Crouser says:

    You can help be a part of laying one of the greatest to rest. Please donate to help his family. Love you forever my dude. If only head had a phone booth

  10. Helen and Douglas Carter says:

    It is with great sadness that I write this ‘so long for now, Olivier’!
    Thank you from our hearts, at how wonderful you are. How dedicated you are/were.
    How determined you are/were to support and direction in the healing of our daughter!
    Olivier, you will be missed by many many many people.
    Surely, when you reach Heaven’s Gate, you will be met with open arms and given gratitude for all that you did on earth for humanity.
    Sincerely with love,
    Helen and Douglas Carter – Victoria BC

  11. John elving says:

    Truly a great man. His reahblitation houses help change hundreds of lives. Young men and women are alive today because of Olivia. Rest in peace my friend. Your life has changed mine. Thank you. John Elving

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