Georges-Hébert Germain, journalist, author, columnist, passionate about Dunany, dies age 71

Dunany has just lost one it’s most famous residents.

Georges-Hébert Germain bought the Wilson house on Clear lake about thirty years ago. Those of us who live in the eastern section of the lake knew him well. I am one of them as my house faces his on the other side of the lake.

I remember a beautiful summer day, not long after our arrival in Dunany 19 years ago.  France and I swam to his dock to introduce ourselves. Georges-Hébert and his wife Francine Chaloult invited us inside for a visit of that beautiful house that he loved so much.

Georges-Hébert Germain

Georges-Hébert Germain

Georges-Hébert often attended the DCA’s Annual General Meetings. He was very involved in the fund raising campaigns of la Fondation de l ‘hôpital d’Argenteuil.

Last year, he was made chevalier de l’Ordre du mérite du Québec. When I looked at the group picture in the newspapers I could not find him. Cancer – brain cancer in this case – had totally transformed him.

If you wish to know more about this fine gentlemen, follow this link (en français)

We will miss you, Georges-Hébert.

To Francine, his daughter Rafaële and the whole family the DCA offers it’s deepest condolences.

 

 

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  1. Cathy Riviere

    Our sympathies to his family. We did not know him well but I would chat with him any time I kayaked by his dock and he would be out there. He seemed to be a private type of person but he would take the time to speak with me.

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