Claude C. Frenette R.I.P.

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CLAUDE C. FRENETTE 1936 – 2007 Born July 2, 1936, Claude C. Frenette,
politician, businessman, thinker, mentor, best friend, and father, passed
away on August 3, 2007, following a valiant battle against cancer.
Throughout his lifetime, Claude was an active participant in the political, social,
economical aspects of his country. His efforts were always directed towards
government administration and the political organization, and recently, in
the private sector in international development. In 1963, he was named to
the Royal Fiscal Commission. He became the head of the cabinet (Chief of staff) of the
Honourable Maurice Sauvé; then special clerk of the Prime Minister of Canada
in Quebec relations. He became a member of the Power Corporation team as
general counsel, then vice-president for strategic planning of mergers and acquisitions.
At the same time, he was the president of the Quebec wing of the Liberal party of Canada
and contributed to the subsequent election of the Honourable Pierre Elliott-Trudeau.
In 1974, he moved from the public sector to the private sector. He was the founder of many
managerial societies with diversified interests in the fields of industry,
public services, consultation, hotel and hospital developpment in Canada,
Europe, Asia and in Africa. Since 1986, his diverse activities have been
regrouped under the name Montaigne. Claude was a member of the Hospital and
Military Order of St. Lazarre of Jerusalem, and Mont-Royal Firearms, the
president of the Lindsay Hospital Foundation counsel, and was a member of
the National Canadian Institute of the Blind counsel. He leaves to mourn his
sons Alexandre and Marc-Antoine, the mother of his sons Sylvie Legault
(Michel Branchaud), his sister Charlotte (Philippe Bellemare), his nephew
and nieces Caroline, Francois and Marie-Claude, as well as Louise Courville
(his first wife), other relatives and friends. The family will receive
condolences at: Centre funeraire Cote-des-Neiges 4525, chemin de la
Cote-des-Neiges Montreal, Quebec on Thursday, August 9, 2007 from 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 p.m.,
Friday starting at 9:00 a.m. The funeral will be held on Friday, August 10 at 10:30 a.m. at
cathedrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde, 1085 de la Cathedrale (corner
Rene-Levesque). In lieu of flowers, donations to la Fondation de l’Hopital
de readaptation Lindsay or to l’Institut national canadien des aveugles
(INCA) would be appreciated.
Claude C. Frenette

La direction a eu la tristesse d’apprendre le décès de M. Claude C. Frenette, ancien président de la Fondation du Collège Notre-Dame. M. Frenette a occupé le poste de président de 2002 à 2004 et a toujours voué une grande reconnaissance à notre institution qu’a fréquentée ses deux garçons.
Le personnel du Collège Notre-Dame offre ses condoléances à toute la famille.

LE HASARD N’EXISTE PAS
MARC-ANTOINE L. FRENETTE
As writer/director/editor/producer, I started writing the script at 20 and finished editing the movie one year later at the age of 21. This is my first feature film and is dedicated to the loving memory of my father, Claude C. Frenette, who died of cancer during the production of the movie.

One Comment on "Claude C. Frenette R.I.P."

  1. Diana Thébaud Nicholson August 11, 2007 at 10:13 am · Reply

    From: Malcolm G. Scott
    Very sad news, indeed! Claude was responsible for me getting my first job
    at Expo 67. When I was in Ottawa as VP of the Canadian Union of Students I
    lived with the President of the CUS, our former senator Jean Bazin and
    André Audet, in a shared apartment at 232 Rideau Terrace where we sublet
    from Claude who had the ground floor apartment. His eyes were always sparkling.
    My god there’s not long left. Claude was only two years older than me.
    Malcolm

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