It is with great sadness that the Board of Directors of the Family Trudel·l·e Association learned of the death of Mr. Louison Trudel on July 5, 2023.
The long-standing members of the association know that Louison has been one of our pillars for at least the last 20 years.
A member of the Association since the mid-1990s, Louison, a committed man, has held several positions within our Association since the early 2000s, including treasurer, president, vice-president, secretary and director, just as he has served on many boards of organisations and foundations.
A dedicated man, Louison was the chief-organiser of so many events before, during and after his tenure on the board. He has organised numerous brunches in Quebec City in addition to coordinating the gatherings of the years 2000, 2005, 2008 (Quebec City’s 400th), 2010 in Boischatel (the centenary of the Monument) and he participated in the organisation of the 2022 gathering, rewarding the 375th Committee with all its experience. In 1998, Louison had already helped organise the gathering of Sainte-Thècle, his native village, in support of several members of his family, including Viateur
and Gisèle, his siblings. He was proud to have orchestrated a memorable cruise on the St. Lawrence River from Trois-Rivières, bringing together more than 250 people. And how many times he and other volunteers have maintained the Monument grounds!
Louison persevered for many years in recruiting volunteers, and he took charge of the recovery of members and the search for sponsors for the Association. He prepared the bus to transport participants from Quebec City to the Baie-Comeau gathering in 2003.
Louison was also at the origin of a great trip of the Trudel l e in Europe in 2005, accompanying the travelers to the visits of the birthplace of the ancestor Jean Trudelle in Parfondeval, France, and of Stavelot, Belgium, home of our ancestor Marguerite Thomas, and other destinations.
Louison had the creative idea at the time to set up a lottery ticket-buying group with the Loto-Québec group-purchasing program Lotomatique to replenish the association’s coffers. And as it was the end of this program, he had the idea of setting up the famous subscription to raise funds for the maintenance of the Trudel l e family monument in Boischatel. He was the one who was going to solicit the Trudel l e merchants and artists, in order to garnish with beautiful prizes the drawings for the subscription.
When we think of Louison, we remember a family man who was committed, loyal, devoted and a man of deep wisdom.
The Board of Directors and the members of the Association offer their deepest condolences to Louison’s wife, Denise Lemay, his daughters Julie and France, beloved grandson Gabriel, his family and all his loved ones.
The Trudel-le Family Association is losing one of its pillars, a great ambassador and friend. Louison leaves a deep mark on our organisation.
With the permission of his brother Rémy, you can watch a long interview of Louison and his wife Denise, shot in 2022 (in French): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZnQb-2MuIw