Major André Samson CD (Ret’d)

    • Major André Samson CD (Ret’d)
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    • Major André Samson CD (Ret’d)

    We regret to advise of the death of Major André Samson CD (Ret’d) in Quebec City, QC on 24 October 2017 at the age of 72 years.

    André was born and educated in Quebec City.  He had a Bachelor’s degree in Education as well as in English Linguistics.  He taught for the Quebec City School Board from 1969 to 1983 and successively held the positions of Assistant Director at Louise-Jolliet High School followed by Marie-de-l'Incarnation High School and Professional School.  André also served as Deputy Director at the Commission Scolaire de la Capitale in Quebec City.

    André’s militia career began in 1963 at 10e Escadron de Génie de Campagne as a sapper.  He successively climbed the ranks achieving Master Warrant Officer.  In 1974 André received his commission and occupied the positions of Troop Command and Deputy Commander.  He left the militia in 1977 but returned in 1981 once again with 10e Escadron de Génie de Campagne.  During his second tour, André held the positions of Administrative Officer, Adjutant, Deputy Commanding Officer and eventually became the unit’s 14th Commanding Officer from 1987 until 1990. 

    Visitation, in the presence of the ashes, will take place at the Deux Rives Funeral Cooperative, St-Charles Funeral Center, 1420 Wilfrid-Hamel Boulevard, Quebec, on 11 November from 8:00 to 11:00 AM followed by a Liturgy of the Word.  Donations may be made to the Quebec Cancer Foundation, 190 Dorchester Street South, suite 50, Quebec, QC.  {gdNov2017dc}[ztr]