Le Renaissance Manoir St. Francis celebrates 25 years
The Fauteux family, owners of the Renaissance Manoir St. Francis celebrated 25 years in business during a ceremony held yesterday at the Lennoxville location.
The residents were treated to a toast with sparkling wine (or ginger ale) and a video looking back at the manor over the last 25 years.
The celebration was bittersweet for manor director Julie Lincourt, who is leaving the residence after nine years.
She gave an emotional speech praising the work of the Fauteux family in establishing the seniors’ residence and constantly working to maintain and improve services for the residents.
“The Fauteux family took good care of their baby,” Lincourt said, pointing out that the business, 25 years later, continues to grow with new locations in other parts of the Townships.
“It’s like a big family,” commented Lincourt.
Lincourt added that it wasn’t only the work of the Fauteux family that made the manor a success over the last 25 years; she credited the hard work of the staff, many of whom have been there for years, for creating a warm and friendly environment for the residents.
In the nine years Lincourt was at the helm, she said there was only one occasion during a severe snow storm when the residence was short staffed, a testament to the dedication of the employees.
The residents enjoyed a game of bingo followed by a ceremony marking the manor’s 25 years; a dance was scheduled later in the evening featuring Ron Haseltine.
Le Renaissance Manoir St. Francis Director Julie Lincourt congratulating the Fauteux family (Vincent, Martin, Francine and Renald) on the 25th anniversary of the Lennoxville senoirs’ residence.