Le navigateur de Norm Brousseau – J. H. Moreau

Voici des documents d’archives concernant le navigateur de Norm Brousseau.

1943-02-28 Dishforth - crash

La LibertВ 1941-10-22_05b

La Presse 1943-07-10_cahier 01

Né à Pointe-Claire en 1916, Joseph Hubert Moreau grandit au Manitoba. En 1921 sa famille était à St-Boniface.  Par la suite, ils vécurent à St-Norbert, petit village au sud de Winnipeg, sur la rive gauche de la Rivière Rouge.
1921 census - St-Boniface MB
 
Il s’enrôla en 1941. Au début de l’année 1943 il se trouvait à Dishforth, navigateur de l’équipage Normand Brousseau.  Il compléta son “tour” le 03 août 1943 à Kairouan.
 
Après la guerre, il étudia la dentisterie à McGill et gradua en 1952. 

McGill University Yearbook 1952

Il était alors marié et père de quatre enfants.  En 1953, il s’établit à Victoria, Colombie Britannique où il semble avoir demeurer jusqu’à son décès en 2003.

Times Colonist  [Victoria, B.C] 26 July 2003: E.1. MOREAU — Dr. Joseph Hubert died peacefully on July 23, 2003 at 7:30 pm after several days spent in joyful anticipation of meeting his Lord, surrounded by his loved ones.  He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Mary, his eleven children and their spouses, 30 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and his sisters Marielle Paquin and Madeleine (Hugh) McMeel. His children are Mary-Lu Lorenson, Yvonne (Paul) Kennedy, Jerry (Susan) Moreau, Jeannine Moreau (Frank Van Zandwijk), Daniel (Mary) Moreau, Joseph (Lynn) Moreau, Jacques (Sandra) Moreau, Suzanne Moreau (Todd Nakazawa), Lise (Kevin) O’Reilly, Philippe (Michaela) Moreau, and Rev. Paul Moreau L.C.

Joseph was born in Pointe Claire, Quebec in 1916 and grew up in St. Norbert, Manitoba. He was an original employee of Kleyson Transport, driving trucks from the age of 17. He served in the Alouettes squadron of the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II as a navigator from 1941, stationed in North Africa and England. He returned in 1944 to marry and to begin post- secondary studies, obtaining a Doctor of Dental Surgery from McGill University in 1953, by which time he and Mary had six children.

The family moved to Victoria in 1953, where Joseph established a flourishing dental practice and five more children arrived. He was well-known for his gold work, using his artistry to make people comfortable. After retirement in 1984, he hardly slowed down, driving night and day for Oak Bay Volunteers and making pallets from scrap lumber in his workshop. He was a longstanding member of St. Patrick’s Parish, where he was also a charter member of the Knights of Columbus, and is well remembered by parishioners who attend daily Mass there, for his faithful presence and his long chats afterward. Joseph’s last months were spent at Oak Bay Lodge, where, in March, he had the joy to hear Mass said by his youngest child, Paul, ordained a priest in Rome on December 24, 2002. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Patrick’s Church at 2060 Haultain Street at 12:10 PM on July 29, 2003.

Une réflexion sur “Le navigateur de Norm Brousseau – J. H. Moreau

  1. Merci, M. Lagacé, pour ces pages! J’ai laissé un commentaire ailleurs au sujet de mon père, mais je vois ici que vous avez trouvé son nom.
    Lise

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