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Under the artistic direction of Alexandre Fecteau (centre back) these artists created four different universes for Où tu vas quand tu dors en marchant…?: Aïcha Bastien Ndiaye, Lydia Wagerer, Jocelyn Pelletier, Pascal Asselin (Millimetrik), Alexandre Fecteau, Étienne La Frenière, Nicolas Drolet and Nancy Bernier. (Photo by Danielle Burns)

ExpoCité to host 15th anniversary of Où tu vas quand tu dors en marchant

ExpoCité to host 15th anniversary of Où tu vas quand tu dors en marchant…? Danielle Burns danielle@qctonline.com Every other year, Où tu vas quand tu dors en marchant…?, the free…

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Grade 5 and 6 students from Dollard-des-Ormeaux Elementary School (Shannon) danced to the music of the 2010s at the annual Performing Arts Festival (PAF). (Photo by Cassandra Kerwin)

PAF! CQSB presents the Elementary School Performing Arts Festival

PAF! CQSB presents the Elementary School Performing Arts Festival Cassandra Kerwin cassandra@qctonline.com On April 29, the Central Québec School Board (CQSB) celebrated the arts. After a long day of workshops,…

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Even if the volume and speed of the St. Charles River were far from the usual rapid flow for this time of year, it was enough to kick off the whitewater season in Quebec. This photo was taken from the bridge on Avenue Chauveau. (Photo by Lise Lafond)

Pink Water rafters dive into whitewater season in Quebec City

Pink Water rafters dive into whitewater season in Quebec City Lise Lafond lise@qctonline.com The first river you paddle runs through the rest of your life. It bubbles up in pools…

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OBITUARY: David Alexander LaROCHELLE (1958-2024)

OBITUARY

David Alexander LaROCHELLE

1958 – 2024

David Alexander LaRochelle, 66, born in Hamilton, Ontario and raised in Sainte-Foy, Quebec, passed away on Wednesday, May 1, 2024 in the much-appreciated care of the King Nursing Home in Bolton, Ontario, while enduring the challenges of Lewy body dementia and deteriorating health.

After graduating from Quebec High School, David moved west to the oil fields of Swan Hills, Alberta and then came back east to work in Toronto, Ontario. He retired in Keswick, Ontario.

David, a gentle giant, was always known for his convivial manner, respect and consideration for others. He was a true raconteur with a wonderful sense of humour and animated delivery. Family, friends, nieces and nephews all revelled in his antics and storytelling.

Motorcycling, collecting and tinkering were David’s favourite pastimes. He had an inquisitive, seemingly encyclopedic mind. In fact he read our complete set of The Book of Knowledge, 20 volumes, in his early childhood.

David was predeceased by his parents, Jean and Paul of Quebec City and sister Gaye. He is survived by his sister Patricia (Hap Oldham, deceased) and brothers John (Suzanne), Pierre (Belinda) and Mark (Janis). David will be sadly missed by all.

As per David’s wishes, cremation will take place. A private Celebration of Life will be held by the family.

OBITUARY: Wilfred Brian SKIDMORE (1931-2024)

OBITUARY

Wilfred Brian SKIDMORE

1931-2024

On April 26, 2024, Wilfred Brian Skidmore, age 93, died at Saint Brigid’s Home, Quebec. Originally from Bramhall, England, he lived in Quebec City.

Son of the late Wilfred Bennett Skidmore and the late Olive Royle, he was predeceased by his first wife Ruby Doddridge Mowatt Robertson, his second wife Henriette Marie Jolicoeur (André Mainguy), his sister Olive Beryl (late Paul Hofmeyr) and his brother Duncan Royle (late Edith B.I. Ingle).

Brian leaves to mourn his nephew, nieces and their families: David and Elizabeth Skidmore in England; Louise, Jane, Sally and Penny Hofmeyr in South Africa; as well as the Robertson and Mainguy families and many friends.

A geologist from McGill and Princeton universities, while exploring the Gaspé he discovered a trilobite fossil which today bears his name. Most of his career was with the Québec Ministère des Ressources naturelles et des Fôrets. 

A scientist, scholar, thespian, singer and caregiver, we remember him for his love of the outdoors, active community life and quiet wit with a twinkle in his eye. Brian was foremost a true gentleman and highly cultured friend.

A celebration of Brian’s life will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2024, at 11 a.m. at Chalmers-Wesley United Church, 78 Rue Sainte-Ursule, Quebec, Quebec, G1R 4E8.

We are grateful to his many caregivers, especially Dr. Stéphane Rioux, the staff of the Jeffery Hale Day Centre and Saint Brigid’s, and friends Marcelle Landry, Ghislaine Rousseau, Jeanne Chambers, Lidwina and John Winterson, Kevin Menzies and Eline Brock.

Memorial donations to Chalmers-Wesley United Church, Greenpeace Canada and UNHCR Canada will be appreciated.

Renowned classic guitarist MILOŠ (in black suit on left) joined the Violons du Roy, directed by Jonathan Cohen (seated at harpsichord) for a scintillating concert at the Palais Montcalm. (Photo by Shirley Nadeau)

REVIEW: Les Violons du Roy and the guitar of MILOŠ present a baroque fantasy

Les Violons du Roy and the guitar of MILOŠ present a baroque fantasy  Shirley Nadeau shirley@qctonline.com  Acclaimed classic guitarist Miloš Karadaglić, popularly known by his mononym MILOŠ, gave an outstanding…

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The Québec Capitales practise under the dome at Stade Canac on May 2 due to inclement weather. The Caps, Frontier League champions in 2022 and 2023, will start their title defence on May 6. (Photo by Luc Lang)

Capitales hit the road for nine straight games to start 2024

Capitales hit the road for nine straight games to start 2024 Luc Lang luc@qctonline.com And they’re off! The traditional announcer’s call at the Kentucky Derby can apply to the 16…

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Kevin Mital expresses relief at being drafted by the Toronto Argonauts. The Rouge et Or wide receiver was selected fifth overall in the CFL Entry Draft on April 30. (Photo courtesy of Rouge et Or via Flickr/Mathieu Bélanger)

Seven Rouge et Or players drafted by CFL teams

Seven Rouge et Or players drafted by Rouge et Or teams  Luc Lang luc@qctonline.com April 30 felt like graduation day for university football players as the Canadian Football League (CFL)…

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Félix Auger-Aliassime walks off the court after congratulating Andrey Rublev of Russia after the final of the Madrid Open on May 5. The Canadian won the first set 6-4 but lost the following two sets by identical scores of 7-5 in the ATP Tour Masters 1000 tournament in Madrid, Spain. (Screenshot from TennisTV)

Auger-Aliassime can’t finish off Rublev in Madrid final

Auger-Aliassime can’t finish off Rublev in Madrid final  Luc Lang luc@qctonline.com Félix Auger-Aliassime came close but couldn’t quite defeat Andrey Rublev of Russia in the final of the Masters 1000…

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Forward Mathieu Cataford of the Halifax Mooseheads, seen here in game five of the 2023 Quebec Maritime Junior Hockey League final against the Quebec Remparts, was awarded the Michel-Brière trophy as the QMJHL most valuable player for the past season. Former Remparts Vsevolod Komarov and William Rousseau, who finished the season respectively with Drummondville and Rouyn-Noranda, were named the league’s top defenceman and top goaltender. (LL) (Photo by Luc Lang)

EYE ON SPORTS: MVP! MVP! MVP!

EYE ON SPORTS: MVP! MVP! MVP!…

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