Mr. Charles A. Langlois (Manicouagan):
Madam Speaker, today the people of Natashquan, on the North Shore, mourn the loss of a pioneer whose dedication and zeal were an inspiration to those around her. Marie Landry-Vigneault, mother of Gilles Vigneault, the famous North Shore poet, died yesterday in Natashquan. She was 101 years old.
She will be remembered as a woman of exceptional talents. A mother of eight children, a teacher and also an occasional author under the pseudonym "La Ma-rieouche", she was widely known and respected by all.
In my capacity as member of Parliament for Manicouagan in the House of Commons, it is a privilege to pay tribute to this remarkable woman whose wisdom and experience are now part of the annals of the North Shore. Today, Quebecers join her son Gilles and her daughter Bernadette in singing that famous song: "Dame Marie, c'est a votre tour, de vous laisser parler d'amour".
Subtopic: THE LATE MARIE LANDRY-VIGNEAULT