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The Way We Were

The Way We Were Compiled by Bonnie Chevrier

Mar. 31, 1993

25 Years Ago

Bryson priest killed tragically at Otter Lake: A snow-covered roof of a carport at an Otter Lake cottage collapsed Friday afternoon taking the lives of two Bryson men. Dead are Father Leo Pelletier, 71, Roman Catholic Parish Priest of Bryson and his best friend, Jean Lanoix, 65.
The two men had left the village of Otter Lake about 12:30 p.m. to prepare the cottage for the arrival of Pelletier’s sister.
When Lanoix did not return home for supper and the two men were not heard from by early that evening, the wife, son and two grandchildren of Lanoix drove to the cottage.
Quebec Provincial Police figure that the carport fell late in the afternoon.
Fr. Pelletier was a well-known and popular priest in Pontiac County where he served for the majority of his life.

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