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While travelling west on Via Rail’s Canadian, one has spectacular views, such as of this lakeside cabin in northern Ontario at sunset. (Photo by Britta Gundersen-Bryden)

CROSSING CANADA: A train trip like no other

CROSSING CANADA: A train trip like no other Submitted by Britta Gundersen-Bryden With pandemic precautions in place, this writer enjoyed an autumn sojourn in Quebec City. Fall’s warm days were…

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OBITUARY: Marie-Imelda GOSSELIN (1937-2021)

Marie-Imelda GOSSELIN (1937-2021)

Marie-Imelda Gosselin passed away on November 24, 2021, at age 84, at the CHSLD de Baie-Saint-Paul. She was the former wife of Georges Christman and the daughter of the late Zéphirin Gosselin and the late Rosanne Lévesque. She lived in Quebec City.

She is survived by her children: Lucy Christman (Alain Claveau), Marie-Lynn Christman (André Rourke), Eric Christman (Brigitte Beaumont), Stéphane Larocque; her grandchildren: Sarah Christman (Joseph Poirier), Roseanne Christman (Paul Leblanc), Laurie Dubuc, Lisa Dubuc, Océane Larocque, Mégane Larocque, Nathan Larocque; her great-grandsons: Liam Poirier and Léo Leblanc; her brothers and sisters: Anita Gosselin (the late Émile Collin), the late Cécile Gosselin (the late Gaétan Grondin), Sister Lucie Gosselin R.J.M., Gabriel Gosselin (Louise Beaudet), the late Bernard Gosselin (the late Louise Doyon and Rita Villeneuve); her former husband Georges Christman (Céline Marcoux); her brothers- and sisters-in-law: the late Eric Christman (the late Myriel Paquette), the late Pierre Christman (the late Joan Marshall), Elizabeth Christman (the late Pierre Poulin), the late Gertrude Christman, Connie Christman and the late Elaine Christman. She is also survived by several nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends.

The family will welcome relatives and friends at the Maison Gomin, 2026 Boulevard René- Lévesque Ouest, Quebec City, on Sunday, December 12 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. A Liturgy of the Word will follow at 11 a.m. in the chapel.

According to the public health measures in force, a rotation of 50 people at a time will be allowed during condolences; however, a greater number of people may be admitted to the complex. Wearing a mask will be compulsory and distance must be respected.

For those not be able to be present, the family invites you to join them virtually, live or recorded, and to attend the liturgy, by clicking the “CAPTATION DES RITUELS” icon on the online death notice at lepinecloutier.com.

The family would like to warmly thank the staff of the CHSLD Baie-Saint-Paul, the CHSLD Romain-Becquet, the Villa Micheline and the CLSC in Fortierville for their excellent and compassionate care.

You may express your sympathy with a donation to Opération Enfant Soleil or to the Jeffery Hale – Saint Brigid’s Friends’ Foundation, 1250 Chemin Sainte-Foy, bureau 439, Québec (Qc), G1S 2M6, for musical activities.

For information: ATHOS

Telephone: 418-682-5225

Email: infowh@lepinecloutier.com

Community Calendar of Events – Dec. 1, 2021

Community Calendar of Events – Dec. 1, 2021

Compiled by Shirley Nadeau


Nov. 24 to Dec. 23 – The German Christmas Market is at the City Hall Gardens and Rue Sainte-Anne, plus Place d’Armes and Place D’Youville. For details, visit noelallemandquebec.com/en.

 Thursday, Dec. 2 at 8 p.m. The Orchestre symphonique de Québec (OSQ), presents En attendant Noël at the Grand Théâtre, with pianist Jon Kimura Parker who will play Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Also on the program are Strauss II’s Emperor Waltz, Leroy Anderson’s Christmas Festival and excerpts from Rimsky-Korsakov’s Suite de la veille de Noël and Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker. To reserve your tickets, visit osq.org. 

Sunday, Dec. 5 at 2 p.m. – The Choeur Voix Nouv’Elles presents Vivement Noël at Église St-André de Neufchâtel, 10680 Boul. Savard. Tickets $20. For more information call 418-847-5044. 

Dec. 8 and 9 at 7:30 p.m. – Les Violons du Roy presents Handel’s Messiah directed by Jonathan Cohen, with soloists Joëlle Harvey (soprano), Allyson McHardy, (mezzo-soprano), Andrew Staples (tenor), Neal Davies (baritone-bass) and the La Chapelle de Québec choir at the Palais Montcalm. For information and tickets, visit palaismontcalm.ca.

Friday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. – Enjoy Christmas Music and Carols by Candlelight at Trinity Church, 2687 Chemin des Quatre-Bourgeois (Ste-Foy). 

Dec. 10 at 8 p.m. – The Lost Fingers present Christmas Caravan. The live event is taking place in Chambly, east of Montreal, but you can watch the webcast live in your living room any time between Dec. 10 and Jan. 9. Visit livedanstonsalon.com/concert/the-lost-fingers for details. 

Saturday, Dec. 11 at 11 a.m. – Il était une fois … Noël, a family matinée at St. Michael’s Church, 1800 Chemin Saint-Louis (Sillery). Come and discover your favourite Christmas carols sung by eight choristers while enjoying some hot chocolate. Reserve your spot at zitabombardiertouret.com/events/il-etait-une-fois-noel-3.

Tuesday, Dec. 14 at 8 p.m. – Bilingual Comedy Night (Soirée d’humour bilingue) at Pub Saint-Patrick on Rue Saint-Jean presented by Bill Black and Michael Bourguignon. A monthly stand-up comedy show featuring 10 comedians in an open-mic style, performing five minutes each with seasoned or new material. Tickets ($10) are available at the door or online at lepointdevente.com/tickets/soireedhumourbilingue. For more information, see the Facebook event (facebook.com/events/1639147373095363). 

Thursday, Dec. 16 at 2:30 p.m. Tempêtes et Passions Concert de Noël  at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, 31 Rue des Jardins in Old Quebec. For more information and to reserve tickets, visit tempetesetpassions.com.  

Saturday, Dec. 18 at 3 p.m.Les Rhapsodes choir, celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, presents Noëls d’hier, noëls d’aujourd’hui at the Palais Montcalm. The choristers, under the direction of David Rompré, will be accompanied by harpist Antoine Mallette-Chénier. For information and tickets, visit lesrhapsodes.com or call the Palais Montcalm ticket office at 418-641-6040.

Dec. 18 to Feb. 13 – Below the Ice with Mario Cyr, a truly immersive photography and video presentation of a mysterious and almost inaccessible place: the Canadian Arctic, projected on giant screens at the Centre des Congrès de Québec. For more information and tickets, visit souslesglaces.com.

Wednesday, Dec. 23 at 6 p.m. – The 5th annual Chemin de Noël concert will be broadcast live online by Radio-Canada. This concert is inspired by the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols which is held annually in the chapel of King’s College in Cambridge, England and broadcast by the BBC on Christmas Eve. The sound will be broadcast live on ICI Musique classique and Radio-Canada OHdio, and rebroadcast on ICI Première (106,3 FM) on Dec. 24 at 10 p.m. Your generosity will be solicited to collect funds that will be given entirely to La Boussole, an organization which offers services to relatives and friends of people with mental illness.  

Note: If there is a community event you would like to have publicized, please let us know by email at least two weeks in advance (editor@qctonline.com).

Students at the Eastern Québec Learning Centre, including Alexander Fregador, Regina Ntumba, Roy Peterson and Samuel Chittspattio, participate in the VEQ podcast series My Quebec City. (Photo by Michelle Osborne courtesy of the Quebec City Reading Council)

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Kim Létang was once again the leading scorer for the Rouge et Or women’s basketball team with 19 points against the McGill University Martlets. (File photo)

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