From the province’s first female cabinet minister to one of Montreal’s most beloved troubadours, Global News remembers those who passed away in 2016.
January 14, 2016
“I was in love with him the first day. Getting back on the stage and performing for our fans has helped me deal with balancing those current struggles at home.”
February 15, 2016
“He was a great Quebecer, a great Canadian, of course, but he did a lot for Quebec in uniting people across lines of religion, language and communities.”
March 24, 2016
March 29, 2016
“Jean was an extraordinary, thoughtful, passionate man who was deeply committed to his country and always looked for the very best in it.”
Former federal politician and one of Quebec’s best-known political commentators, Jean-Charles Lapierre, 59, died after the plane he was in crashed in Îles-de-la-Madeleine, just east of Quebec.
June 14, 2016
Lamontagne, who was born in Montreal in 1919, served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War and was a prisoner of war in Germany from March 1943 until May 1945.
July 18, 2016
“He listens, he’s a very, very, good listener. It is special because there are not too many like him.”
July 31, 2016
Roy represented the rural riding of Arthabaska in the legislature since 2003, first under the Action Démocratique du Québec (ADQ) banner, then as a member of the Coalition Avenir Quebec (CAQ), then as an independent for the last year of her life.
September 16, 2016
“We thought it was quite a commitment and very nice that he would do this to support her of course, but also, to support the cause.”
City of Bromont director general Jean Langevin, 59, passed away after an accident on the Rivières des Prairies during Circuit-Bleu, a four-day tour of the Island of Montreal that raises money for children with cancer.
September 23, 2016
“He was one of the toughest players I’ve ever played against.”
November 7, 2016
“We have lost one of music’s most revered and prolific visionaries.”