Today’s interviewee is Luke Rousselle
Despite being a father of three, Luke also holds two jobs and has a long list of volunteering positions: Lukes Volunteering
Coached Mini Basketball – 5 years
High School Basketball – 2 years
Middle School Volleyball – 5 years – 6 this year
Middle School Softball – 2nd year this year
Elementary Softball – 2nd year this year
Summer Baseball – 2nd year this year
Hockey – team manager – past 2 years for each of the youngest
Volunteer Fire Department – Since Aug 2021
President – Minor Basketball Association 4 years
DEC (District Education Council) ASDW – Sub District 2 (part time paid position)
Let’s see what he thinks about his busy life.
Q. What is your full name and age?
A. My name is Luke Jerry Rousselle. I am 34 years old.
Q. How many siblings do you have?
A. I have one.
Q. What are your children’s age and names?
A. Asia-leigh is 16, Keaton is 13 and Kaliyah is 11.
Q. What were your favourite things to do as a child?
A. Definitely playing baseball and camping.
Q. What are your children’s favourite things to do?
A. Asia-leigh likes to hang out with her friends. Keaton and Kaliyah like to play sports all year long.
Q. Are you a spiritual person?
A. I would say yes and no. Do I fully believe that there’s more? Yes. Do I rely on it? No.
Q. Who has influenced your life the most?
A. Definitely my mother. She has taught me strength. And has taught me that no matter how hard things get that there’s always an outcome, we can always get through anything.
Q. What is the worst thing that has happened in your life?
A. I’m not really sure. I would have to say losing my grandfather. I was really close to him.
Q.What accomplishments make you most proud?
A. Seeing my kids being successful and mature and making right decisions.
Q. What have you done in the past that made you feel ashamed?
A. I would say when I fail at something. When I fail, I feel like I let people down.
Q. When is it that you feel that your life has the most purpose?
A. When my kids need advice or they need help.
Q. What are you currently doing for work and hobbies?
A. For work, I am a flatbed logistics specialist. For hobbies, I am a personal taxi to Keaton and Kaliyah for hockey. And then there’s a little bit of hockey in between.
Q. If there was an emergency, perhaps an earthquake, where would you go first?
A. My first action would be to make sure that my kids are ok. And then to make sure my grandmother is ok. Then yourself, mom and Logan. I would be gathering everything that I can for survival and sustainability for my kids and I. I think the fight or flight mode response would definitely kick in and for me would be survival mode.
Q. Is there a heaven and hell? If so, what does it take to get to either place?
A. I think being a decent human being is all it takes to get to heaven. I think for someone to go to hell, they would have to be a very indecent person that doesn’t see anything wrong with their actions. Do I believe in evil? Definitely.
Q. Is love a real thing? If so have you ever experienced it?
A. Love is definitely real. And I don’t think it was real until I had kids. I think there’s a perception of love and that is completely different once you have kids of your own.
Q. Could you remember a time when you were very disappointed?
A. I think the biggest disappointment would be when you think the people that love you and are close to you continually hurt you.
Q. What was the time that you were the most excited for yourself?
A. I think any advancement in my career.
Q. When you look back on your life, years from now, what accomplishments will you most be proud of?
A. Raising three kids in a scary world hoping that I raise them right. That they know the difference between right and wrong and are respectful and decent human beings.
Q. When your children leave your home to begin their adult lives what activities are going to keep you most interested?
A. Probably visiting my children. Other than that, anything I can do to give back and make a difference in someone else’s life.
Q. Who, dead or alive, would you consider to be your hero?
A. I have two. First off would be my papa. He treated me more like a son than anything. He taught me life skills that were not otherwise taught. The other person would be you. Everything you have gone through. Even though we know there are hard days, you always seem to make it positive and don’t let it show that it gets to you. You have taken everything for 8 years with the biggest positive strive that you could and never let it stop you from spending time with your grandkids. I don’t think there’s many people in the world that could do that.
Q. Thank You Luke for the kind words and answering all of the questions!
A. You are welcome!
Transcription and editing services provided by Shalyn Arseneau