40th for Coopéra­tive funéraire de la ré­gion de Coat­i­cook

Stanstead Journal - - FRONT PAGE - Vic­to­ria Vanier, Coat­i­cook

High­light­ing their 40th an­niver­sary, on March 9th the Coopéra­tive funéraire de la ré­gion de Coat­i­cook held a spe­cial brunch along with the So­ciété d’his­toire de Coat­i­cook to of­fi­cially launch the pro­gram of their spe­cial year and to talk about the his­tory of the or­ga­ni­za­tion and its evo­lu­tion. Seen here at the spe­cial brunch to mark the 40th an­niver­sary of the Coopéra­tive funéraire de la ré­gion de Coat­i­cook last week were (left to right): Fran­cois Du­quette, for­mer Board pres­i­dent; Pierre Car­bon­neau, Board pres­i­dent; Car­men Michaud, pres­i­dent of the So­ciété d’his­toire de Coat­i­cook; Réal Trem­blay, found­ing mem­ber; and Michel Belzil, gen­eral di­rec­tor.

Pierre Car­bon­neau, the pres­i­dent of the Board of Di­rec­tors, un­veiled the new mis­sion of the Co­op­er­a­tive fu­neraire de la re­gion de Coat­i­cook: “Born out of the will of the com­mu­nity, the Co­op­er­a­tive fu­neraire de la re­gion de Coat­i­cook tries to re­spond to the needs and de­sires of each fam­ily by guar­an­tee­ing ser­vices of the high­est qual­ity at a fair and just price. Re­spect, pro­fes­sional ac­com­pa­ni­ment and a re­as­sur­ing pres­ence at ev­ery step of the griev­ing process are the sig­nif­i­cant ad­van­tages and key el­e­ments that dis­tin­guish us.” Mr. Car­bon­neau also spoke about the his­tory of the or­ga­ni­za­tion since its found­ing in 1976, men­tion­ing the evo­lu­tion of the lo­cale, the ve­hi­cles, the ad­di­tion of a state-of-the-art lab­o­ra­tory and the de­vel­op­ment of dis­tinc­tive ac­com­pa­ni­ment ser­vices. He fin­ished by hon­or­ing seven found­ing mem­bers.

Mr. Belzil, the gen­eral di­rec­tor of the Co­op­er­a­tive fu­neraire de la re­gion de Coat­i­cook, pre­sented the an­niver­sary events which will take place through­out the year. Open houses, art ex­hi­bi­tions, a com­mem­o­ra­tive mass, and con­fer­ences are just a few of the planned events. Mr. Belzil also men­tioned how the fu­neral co­op­er­a­tive was born from the will of the com­mu­nity and for that rea­son it con­tin­ues to be there for ev­ery­one: “We are al­ways present in our of­fices to re­ceive fam­i­lies. The La Traver­sée ser­vice has been of­fered for free for twelve years to both mem­bers and non-mem­bers of the Co­op­er­a­tive. We are there for the pop­u­la­tion and the pop­u­la­tion be­lieves in us. The proof: we have more than 2,200 ac­tive mem­bers in the re­gion.”

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