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In Memoriam: Harry Chouinard, 1929-2008

September 15, 2008

HENDERSON, NV Harry Chouinard, former regional sales manager of Wheels, Inc., passed away from prostate cancer September 7. He was 78. Chouinard is survived by his wife, Sandy, and four children.

Chouinard began his career in the fleet management industry in 1964, and was employed by Wheels for 22 years, from 1977 until his retirement in 1999. He initially covered the Midwest region, working out of the Wheels home office in the Chicago area, then relocated to the East coast in 1982. There, he was responsible for a territory which included Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and parts of New York. 

Chouinard was highly regarded within the industry, and was especially well known for the lasting personal relationships he developed with his clients and other industry peers — with many of those relationships being maintained well past his retirement. After his retirement, he and Sandy moved from their home in New Jersey to the Del Webb Sun City development in Henderson, Nev. There, Chouinard found many new friends with whom he regularly enjoyed morning coffee and a brisk walk, as well as an occasional game of golf. 

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  1. 1. Wendy [ May 27, 2013 @ 12:22PM ]

    A great man who is sorely missed. Love you, Dad.

  2. 2. Val Chouinbard [ August 28, 2013 @ 07:41AM ]

    Met Harry in Smithsville a few years in a room mix up at the Marriott Resort.They where confused as my last name is Chouinard.Harry came to Montreal with Sandy for the Wheels convention.We shared some good times together.He even rescued me from the MGM hotel during 9/11.I would dearly love to be in touch with Michelle, Wendy and his sons.

  3. 3. John David Soell [ January 03, 2015 @ 02:28AM ]

    Harry was a dear friend of my fater, the late Robert D. Soell of St. Louis. When he and I, his son John, went to the NAFA and AFLA conventions he treated us like kings, and he could not make any money by being with us so it was a true friendship. My father was also in failing health and faile to realise he had stopped recieving his yearly Xmas photo of his large family. Unfortunately "Bob" Soell passed on Dec. 29 2014 at the age of 97 and 7 months. He had retired 2 years earlier in his 95's.I shall never forget Harry. He was a true class act. John D. Soell


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