Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1.com) –
Lucie Chagnon, the wife of the founder of Videotron André Chagnon (86 years), died at age 85 Sunday, August 17. She suffered for several years from Alzheimer’s disease.
A woman involved in her community but especially a deep inspiration behind the exceptional professional success of her husband who doomed love and complete trust in his wife and her advice. The couple has been married for over 65 years and had five children.
The Videotron empire founded in 1964 by André, an electrician by training, was sold to Quebecor in 2000 because no one in the family wanted to take over from the founder. Quebecor and the Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec acquired it for an investment of $ 5.7 billion in a takeover of the former monopoly that the Chagnon family had first sold to Ontario’s Rogers. Supported by the desire of the Prime Minister at the time Bernard Landry, the Caisse de dépôt who had a stake in the company opposed the sale to Rogers and created an alliance with Quebecor led by Pierre Karl Peladeau. After a period of denial, the Chagnon family had finally accepted that Quebecor became the owner of the company.
Lucie Chagnon had many friends in the arts community that she appreciated the contact and that she has in many ways supported and helped.
Photo: Lucie and André Chagnon;
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LUCIE CHAGNON (1929-2014)