The QCT bids a fond farewell to Catherine Mills-Rouleau

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Catherine Mills-Rouleau, researcher and compiler of “Memorials and Things of Fame” at the QCT table during the 2016 VEQ Fall Fest. Her last column will appear in next week’s edition.

This week’s “Memorials and Things of Fame” is the next to last or avant dernière column that will appear in this newspaper, prepared by Catherine Mills-Rouleau.

For the past 10 years Cathy has been faithfully researching and compiling historical tidbits from past issues of the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph and many of its predecessors, including the The Quebec Gazette, The Morning Chronicle, and The Quebec Chronicle, going back 50, 100, 150, 200 sometimes even 250 years to the beginning of this newspaper which can proudly call itself “North America’s Oldest Newspaper – founded in 1764.”
As the copy editor of the QCT for the past seven years or so, it has been an immense pleasure to review Cathy’s column each week. She has always been sure to find some fascinating bits of news from days of yore that are pertinent to the issues happening in the city in modern times. History-making, happy and glorious, bizarre or sad events were brought to our attention to ponder over anew.

I knew I could always count on Cathy to submit her column well before our Monday morning production day. Indeed, she would often submit several weeks and sometimes even months worth of columns, meticulously researched and compiled, in anticipation of her annual trips south to warmer climates during our chilly Quebec winters.

We at the QCT sincerely thank you, Cathy, for your decade of dedication to the task. Shirley Nadeau
Assignment editor, copy editor,
journalist and photographer.  Never fear, “Memorials and Things of Fame” will continue on October 25, in the capable hands of our new columnist, Lorie Pierce. More about her later . . .