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The Way We Were

The Way We Were Compiled by Bonnie Chevrier

May 19, 1993

25 Years Ago

PCH tour celebrates Hospital Day: This week is “Hospital Week” and the Pontiac Community Hospital recognized May 16 as “Hospital Day”.
Mr. Jacques Boissonneault, Head of Medical Biology Services and coordinator of Hospital Day events welcomed visitors. He then introduced Gilles Lanteigne who stated that he was very glad to have the opportunity to show off the new facility to all Pontiac residents.
A prayer was offered by Father Bridge and Rev. S. Marples. The ceremonial ribbon cutting was attended by Sylvia Poisson Hodgins, Ina Kilgour, Gwen Hayes, Joyce Hodgins, Mr. Boissonneault and Mr. Lanteigne.
Quyon Legion Branch 231 honours charter members: Branch 231 of the Royal Canadian Legion located in Quyon, recently honoured the founding members of the club.
The club, which is now more than 160 members strong, was originally started by eleven veterans from the Quyon area.
Deceased charter members are: Jamie Amm, Ronald Bottrill, Gerald Huckabone, Emmanuel Moore, Emile Renaud, Martin Smith, Bruce Ayearst, John Fox and Percy Kingsbury. Charter members still surviving are: John Lebrun and Ronald Renaud.
Charter members honoured at the recent charter night celebrations included family representatives from each of the founding members with plaques of honour being presented to each founding member or his family.

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