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Archives: In Memoriams

Saint-Arnaud, Jean-Guy (Father)

Father Jean-Guy Saint-Arnaud passed away on the morning of Friday, January 20, 2023at the Residence Notre-Dame de Richelieu, where he had been living since April 2020. He was 88 years old. He had been suffering from leukemia for several years. Jean-Guy was born on December 31, 1934, in Montreal. He did his high school and …

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Pion, Denis (Father)

Father Denis PION passed away on Friday, December 9, 2022 at the Residence Notre-Dame de Richelieu, where he had been living since 2009. He was 88 years old. His memory loss, which he suffered from in his early years at Richelieu, was greatly accentuated following a road accident that caused him a violent cranial shock. …

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Charbonneau, André (Father)

Father André CHARBONNEAU died on Sunday, December 4, 2022 at the Jesuit residence in Ouanaminthe (Haiti), surrounded by members of the novitiate community who had watched over his health and cared for him during the last weeks of his life. He was 93 yearsold. André was born on May 6, 1929, in Montreal. He did …

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François, Kawas (Father)

Father Kawas François died at the Canapé-Vert Hospital in Port-au-Prince (Haiti) on the morning of October 23, 2022, following a stroke that occurred the day before, on Saturday, October 22. He was 68 years old and was beginning his 36th year of religious life. Kawas was born on March 14, 1954, in Margot, a commune …

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Gendron, François (Father)

Father François GENDRON died on Friday, August 26, 2022, in the infirmary of the Residence Notre-Dame de Richelieu as a result of pneumonia that he had contracted some time before. He had just turned 95 years old. François was born on August 22, 1927, in Montreal. He was the youngest of three boys. He had …

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Souffrant, Claude (Father)

Father Claude Souffrant passed away at the Colombière Center (in Clarkson, Michigan), the infirmary of the Midwestern Province of the United States (UMI), very early on January 26, 2022. This is where he had been receiving care since 2018, after having to leave Haiti. He had contracted pneumonia a week earlier. Claude was born on …

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Goulet, Louis-Joseph (Father)

Father Louis-Joseph Goulet passed away in Richelieu as a consequence of his advanced age, on the afternoon of December 13, 2021. He had been receiving care in the infirmary since 2017. In recent years, he had become unable to communicate verbally with those around him. Louis-Joseph was born on September 16, 1929, in Quebec City. …

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Laforest, Remi (Brother)

Brother Rémi Laforest died in the infirmary of the Jean-de-Brébeuf Residence, in Richelieu, in the afternoon of November 9, 2021, as a result of diabetes from which he had suffered for a long time and of heart problems. He was 93 years old and had been a religious for 75 years. Born in Montreal on …

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Olney, John (Brother)

Br. Olney died on 17 October at Rene Goupil House. He was in his 82nd year and had been a Jesuit for 65 years. During the pandemic in 2020, John, debilitated by the corona virus, ended up in the hospital, peacefully awaiting death. That he survived another year and half is counted as a miracle, …

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Fay, Terence J. (Father)

Father Terence Fay died peacefully in the Lord very early on 5 September, 2021 at the Ajax-Pickering Hospital. He was in his 89th year and was a Jesuit for 67 years. Terry, the son of Hugh Fay and Susan Dunne, was born in Syracuse, NY on 28 June, 1932. After completing a bachelors’ degree at …

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