Friday, August 31, 2007

Cardinal Édouard GAGNON (1918-2007)

Édouard GAGNON
born 1918.01.15
in Port-Daniel, Bonaventure County, QC
died 2007.08.25
in Montréal, QC
He was a member of the Roman Catholic Priests of Saint-Sulpice (Sulpicians), having been ordained 1940-08-15.
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Sister Réjeanne ROUSSEL

Réjeanne ROUSSEL
originally from Chapleau, Ontario
is the first Canadian to be elected Superior General of the Roman Catholic community of the Sisters of Saint Mary or Namur (Soeurs de Sainte-Marie de Namur) that was founded in Belgium.
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Saturday, August 25, 2007

Mayor of Québec City died

mayor of the city of Québec since 2005 and previous mayor of Sainte-Foy, a susburb of Québec City, died 2008-08-24 at her home of a massive infarctus. Born 1937-01-30 in Québec City, the daughter of Louis PLAMONDON and Alice MONTMINY, she obtained her degree in Education from Laval University.
In 1985, she was elected mayor of Sainte-Foy, a job that she retained for 15 years. In 2005, she was elected mayor of Québec City.
Andrée PLAMONDON married Marc BOUCHER (Gabriel & Thérèse PAQUET) on 1959-08-10 in Notre-Dame-de-Foy parish, Sainte-Foy, QC. The couple had 3 children: Bernard, Denis and France.
Residents of Québec City and the City Council were taken aback by their mayor's unexpected death since her husband had failing health, but she was energetic and seemed tireless. Andrée's priorities were always based upon the welfare of the residents of the city. Concern for them was the basis of all her decisions, and she even intervened personally on their behalf when normal channels proved fruitless. All were welcome, and everyone knew her home address, where, today, there are countless flowers on the lawn as well as in front of the City Hall.
The family has accepted a public funeral. Arrangements are in the offing.

Thursday, August 02, 2007


The descendants of PIERRE BISSONNET are well described in two consecutive editions of the REVUE SAINTE-ANNE (Vol. 235, Nos. 6 & 7.
The June publication contains 3 pictures:
1) Bernard BISSONNETTE, b. 1898.01.15 in Saint-Esprit-de-Moncalm , QC. He married Jacqueline MASSON in 1935.
2) Louis-Georges BISSONNETTE, b. 1893.09.04 in Côteau-du-Lac, Soulanges County, QC. He marriage Juliette DANSEREAU in 1927.
3) Lise BISSONNETTE, former director of the LE DEVOIR newspaper. In 2005, she was appointed director of the National Library of Montréal, QC.

The July/August edition contains a photo of Pierre-André BISSONNETTE, who died in Ottawa in 1989.12.23at the age of 65 two days after having been honored with the Order of Canada.
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Sainte-Anne Shrine
where is published the