MARCEL FOURNIER – A HISTORIAN AND GENEALOGIST FROM LONGUEUIL
On the left Mr Michel Doyon, Lieutenant Governor of Quebec, and on the right Mr Marcel Fournier, AIG. Picture: Gilles Herman, Septentrion publishing company.
Marcel Fournier, a historian and genealogist from Longueuil, the author of forty publications and some 150 articles in history published in both Quebec and France, received recently the Lieutenant Governor of Quebec's Medal for Seniors, in consideration of his brilliant career as a historian for more than 40 years. Here is the message that Mr. Michel Doyon, Lieutenant Governor of Quebec, addressed to Marcel Fournier:
"Mr. Marcel Fournier is considered, both nationally and internationally, as one of the the best specialists in the history of migration flows between Europe and Canada, and as one of the most prominent genealogists, recognized as such by the scientific community of Quebec and France. His work has greatly advanced the knowledge of our history and that of our ancestors."
The medal was officially presented to Marcel Fournier on August 11, 2022, at the Château Frontenac in Quebec City, at the symposium of the "Commission de la mémoire franco-québécoise" marking the 400th anniversary of the birth of Louis Buade, Count of Frontenac and Palluau, the Governor of New France from 1672 to 1682 and from 1689 to 1698.