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Globe & Mail Monday April 23, 2012

10 July 1937 – 20 April 2012
André passed away peacefully at the Toronto General Hospital on April 20, 2012. He is survived by his beloved wife Suzanne, daughter Nathalie MacInnis (Ian), son Eric, grandsons Andrew and Cameron MacInnis and Jack Galipeault, mother-in-law Marguerite Valiquette, sisters-in-law Hélène Wieterkher (Fritz), Nicole Sharp and Lucie d’Auriol (Olivier).
André was born in Québec City, the son of Jacques and Jacqueline (Dessaint) Galipeault. He was educated at Jesuits College (B.L), Laval University (B.A), McGill University (B. C.L). He completed executive management studies at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and Western University. He began his law career with Beauregard, Brisset and Reycraft, in Montréal. André had a long career with Texaco Canada as Vice-President and General Counsel. Following his retirement from Texaco, he became President of Fasken Martineau Davis and then President of the Institute of Corporate Directors. He continued with a successful consulting career as President of The Galipeault Group Inc. In 1992, he received the Canada 125 Golden Jubilee Medal of Merit and in 1999 was awarded the Order of Canada.

André contributed to the vitality of Canadian culture as a tireless and committed supporter of numerous arts, non-profit and charitable organizations. He served on the boards of many organizations including: York University (Governor), National Ballet of Canada (Past President, Chairman and founding Chairman of the Patrons’ Council), Canadian Centre for Management Development (Governor), National Ballet School (Vice-Chair), Toronto Arts Council Foundation, Centre Canadien de Toronto, Canadian Stage Company, Project Work (Chair), the Royal Conservatory of Music, National Theatre School (Chairman), AIDS Committee of Toronto (Marketing & Development Committee), Association of Canadian General Counsel (Director & President), Toronto International Festival, Opera Hamilton, Power Plant, Ontario Crafts Council, Council for Canadian Unity, St. Lawrence Centre Transformation Fund, TV Ontario Foundation, Chambre de Commerce Française au Canada (Director and President). He was also a director of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada, Youth in Motion and a member of the Bridgepoint Health Foundation.
A very special thank you to the nurses of the Toronto General Hospital for their outstanding and compassionate care and to the medical teams of the Toronto General and Princess Margaret Hospitals.
A memorial mass will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 78 Clifton Road, Toronto (on St Clair Avenue, 1 block west of Mt. Pleasant Road). The family will greet friends at the church from 9:30 a.m. before the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bridgepoint Health Foundation or a charity of your choice.

La communauté francophone perd André Galipeault

La communauté francophone perd André Galipeault

André Galipeault a été président de la saison 2005-2006 du Club canadien de Toronto et a été un des leaders qui ont fondé le Club (à l’époque le Cercle canadien de Toronto) en 1986. Il est décédé le 20 avril dernier à l’âge de 74 ans, à la suite de nombreuses infections virales, à l’Hôpital général de Toronto.

Une messe a été organisée samedi dernier à l’Église Our Lady of Perpetual Help.

André Galipeault était bien connu de la communauté francophone de Toronto de par ses nombreux engagements au sein de différents conseils d’administration.

Né à Québec, il a poursuivi ses études à Québec, Montréal, puis en Pennsylvanie et en Ontario, avant de commencer une carrière en droit avec Beauregard, Brisset et Reycraft, à Montréal.

André Galipeault a eu une longue carrière chez Texaco Canada avant de devenir président de Fasken Martineau Davis. Consultant, il a fondé et dirigé le Groupe Galipeault Inc. En 1992, il a reçu la Médaille de mérite du jubilé d’or du Canada et il a été décoré en 1999 de l’Ordre du Canada.


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