FER­NAND RE­NAULT

The Globe and Mail Metro (Ontario Edition) - - BIRTH AND DEATH NOTICES -

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In Ot­tawa, on Fri­day, No­vem­ber 2, 2018, passed away for­mer jour­nal­ist and se­nior pub­lic ser­vant Fer­nand Re­nault, in his 91st year. He was the son of the late Joseph F. Re­nault and the late Ger­maine Géli­nas, both of Ot­tawa.

Mas­ter of Arts from Syra­cuse Univer­sity (NY), he was for many years in the 1950’s the Mon­treal Star’s Que­bec Par­lia­men­tary Cor­re­spon­dent and TIME Mag­a­zine’s Que­bec cor­re­spon­dent. In 1961, he be­came the Lon­don (Eng­land) cor­re­spon­dent (ra­dio and TV) of Ra­dio-Canada, the French net­work of the CBC. After serv­ing as Direc­tor of In­for­ma­tion Ser­vices for the Que­bec Gov­ern­ment in Lon­don (Eng­land) and later in New York, he joined Canada’s Pub­lic Ser­vice in 1972. He was Direc­tor of Com­mu­ni­ca­tions in the Depart­ment of Fish­eries and Oceans and later se­nior ad­vi­sor in the Depart­ment’s In­ter­na­tional Fish­eries Re­la­tions Gen­eral Direc­torate. Re­tired since 1997, he had many in­ter­ests and was a sea­soned world trav­eler. He vol­un­teered with the Él­iz­a­beth Bruyère Hos­pi­tal and, for 10 years, with the Ot­tawa Po­lice Ser­vice. Pre-de­ceased in 1987 by his first wife Ann Raine Wool­ley, of Lon­don (Eng­land) and in 2012 by his sec­ond wife Es­ther Morin Lafram­boise, of Ot­tawa. He leaves be­hind a very dear lady friend, Claude Chapde­laine, of Ot­tawa, his god-daugh­ter Nathalie Platonow, of Toronto, his god­son Philippe John­son, of Mon­treal, a long­time friend Jo­ce­lyne Pelchat, of Sut­ton, Que­bec, as well as nu­mer­ous friends in Canada and abroad. A re­li­gious ser­vice will be held on Satur­day, No­vem­ber 17, 2018, at 11:30 a.m., in the chapel of the Beech­wood Ceme­tery Fu­neral Home, 280 Beech­wood Av­enue, Ot­tawa K1L 8A6. His ashes will be buried in the fam­ily plot in Ste-Pétron­ille (Ile d’ Or­léans), Québec. In lieu of flow­ers and at his re­quest, do­na­tions to the Shep­herds of Good Hope, 23 Mur­ray Street, Ot­tawa, to the Ot­tawa Mis­sion, 35 Waller Street, Ot­tawa ON or to the Mont­fort Hos­pi­tal Foun­da­tion, 713 Mon­treal Road, Ot­tawa ON would be ap­pre­ci­ated.

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