Rouillard Family Invites Credit Union Community to Memorial

The Northwest credit union community mourned the passing of Bruce Rouillard December 17, 2015. Rouillard‘s credit union career spanned three decades, including one during which he served as President and CEO of the Washington Credit Union League.

The Rouillard family has scheduled a memorial service in his honor, on February 6 in Olympia. The family is asking that attendees post an RSVP in the guestbook section in his online obituary.

Contributions can be made in Bruce Rouillard’s name to causes that are important to the family, one of which is the Northwest Credit Union Foundation. The Foundation supports credit unions’ community work and career development for credit union professionals. Gifts can be made through the obituary link. The family also established a link for donations in his name to the Fragile X Tremor Ataxia Syndrome fund. Fragile X is a rare genetic disease he had.

Rouillard served as President and CEO of the Washington Credit Union League from 1981 until he retired in 1991. It was a time that saw tremendous membership growth and increased sophistication of financial services offered by credit unions. Northwest credit union professionals fondly remember his affinity for mountain climbing. In 1984 he successfully led a team of credit union colleagues in summiting Mt. Rainer, an event that celebrated the 50th anniversary of credit unions in America. The Northwest Credit Union Association’s “Summit Awards” were named after Rouillard’s famous climb, and honor those professionals who, like Rouillard, reached the highest peaks of innovation and leadership.

Memorial Information:

  • Saturday, February 6, 2016, at 3 p.m.
  • Heritage Room, Downtown Olympia (Former American Legion Building)

RSVP in the guestbook section in the online obituary.


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