A record year

Omy Laboratoires was rewarded, on November 25, at the Gala of the Association for the Development of Research and Innovation of Quebec, by winning the Innovation – Young Company 2021 laureate. This reward is in addition to two others received during the year: Young company 2021 at the Fidéides 2021 and Most promising company of the Canadian Francophonie, by the Network of chambers of commerce of Quebec. The foundresses also distinguished themselves on a personal level. Among others, Rachelle seguin, president and co-founder of Omy Laboratoires, and Andrea Gomez, CEO and co-founder of Omy Laboratoires (from left to right in the photo), were named among the 100 women changing the world by the Femmessor Network. In just three years of existence, Omy Laboratoires’ turnover has grown to $ 5 million per year.

Transit Auto Parts

It was during a festive event that the employees and managers of Pièces d’auto Transit recently donated $ 100,000 to the Hôtel-Dieu de Lévis Foundation. Five years ago, Stéphane Guay, the president of the company, challenged his employees to raise the same amount as the one donated by the company to the Hôtel-Dieu-de-Lévis Foundation. So two checks (one from the management and the other from the employees) for $ 50,000 were given to the Foundation. On the photo, from left to right: Stéphane Guay, President of Pièces d’auto Transit; Rachel Leblanc, Human Resources Director of Auto Parts Transit; Alexandre Desrochers, Director of Finance at Pièces d’auto Transit and Nathalie Samson, Executive Director of the Hôtel-Dieu de Lévis Foundation.

A great lady

The Deschamps and Morneau families of Quebec are in mourning following the death of Madeleine Deschamps Morneau (photo) which occurred on November 27 at the age of 98 years and 3 months. Born Madeleine Deschamps, August 21, 1923 and eldest daughter of JB Deschamps, well-known printer of Beauport, she married, in July 1946, Fernand Morneau (died in 2005), of the Jos Morneau lumber yard, with whom she had 9 children: Nicole Danièle, Michèle, Louise, Jean, Marie, Monique (deceased), Hélène and François, all well known in their sectors of activity. Very avant-garde for the time, she encouraged her 7 daughters to do what they wanted to do for a living. Due to his encouragement to study, his 9 children all graduated from college and had different and successful careers in all walks of life. Very involved in several organizations, including some athletes, where her children and grandchildren competed internationally (swimming, diving, kayaking and skiing), she has also supported several causes and religious communities for many years. The funeral of this great lady of Quebec will be held later in the spring of 2022. Allow me to offer my sincere condolences to the whole family.

In memory

December 11, 2011. Daniel Paillé (photo) was elected leader of the Bloc Québécois, succeeding Gilles Duceppe. He won in the second round with 61.28% of the vote ahead of MP Maria Mourani (38.72% of the vote). Mr. Paillé will resign from his post on December 16, 2013, citing health reasons.


Alain Rayes (photo), mayor of Victoriaville from 2009 to 2015 and since October 19, 2015, Conservative member for the riding of Richmond — Arthabaska in the House of Commons of Canada, 50 years old … Michel Courtemanche, Quebec mime and fantasy artist, 57 years old … Daniel Alfredsson, Swedish hockey player now retired 49 years old … Michel Villeneuve, ex-sports commentator, native of Beauport, 67 years old … Jermaine Jackson, singer-songwriter, member of the kola family Jackson, 67 years old … Brenda Lee, American singer “I’m Sorry”, 77 years old … Enrico Macias, Algerian singer, 83 years old … Jean-Louis Trintignant, French actor (Z) and director, 91 years old.


December 11, 2020: Yves laferriere (photo), 77, musician and composer (one of the founding members of the Contraction group) and Quebec actor … 2019: Fernande Saint-Martin, 92, writer, journalist, poet, essayist, teacher, theorist of the Quebec art and art critic … 2018: Huguette Uguay, 91 years old Quebec actress (Madame Bec Sec in La Boîte à Surprise and Le Pirate Maboule) … 2014: Michel duCille, 58 years old, American journalist and photo reporter famous for having received three Pulitzer Prizes … 2013: Kate Barry, 46, British photographer and daughter of actress Jane Birkin … 2012: Ravi Shankar, 92, Indian sitar master … 2012: Claire Garon Robert, 81, retired nurse from Brossard and mother of Marie Robert, founding president of the Neuro-Trauma Marie Robert Foundation … 2011: Jean-Paul Fugère, 90, Canadian director and novelist … 2008: Bettie Page, 85, American model often referred to as the “pin-up queen” … 1972: Émile Couture, 5 2 years old, businessman and sportsman from Thetford-Mines … 1880: Oliver Fisher Winchester, 70 years old, American manufacturer of firearms and ammunition.

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A record year