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Rolland Pinsonneault - CANADA150

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Hidden : 07/11/2017
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This is a Canada 150 project that aims to present places and people important for the Francophone community of Saskatchewan. More information : Geocaching CÉCS

Ceci est un projet Canada 150 qui vise à faire découvrir des personnalités et lieux importants pour la communauté francophone de la Saskatchewan. Plus d'information : Géocachette CÉCS


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Rolland Pinsonneault was born on September 22, 1913 in St-Cyprien-de-Napierville, Québec, the eldest of three children. Wanting to share in the hope offered by the West, his parents, Domina and Hortense Pinsonneault, left for Saskatchewan when Rolland was only three. This pioneer story was the beginning of his great love for and pride in his Francophone heritage. He met the love of his life, Donalda Poirier, in the Gravelbourg Francophone community and they were married on November 15, 1938.

They farmed a small piece of land east of Gravelbourg , where their love produced six children, whose future they assured by providing them with an education suited to their aptitudes, ever conscious of their Francophone heritage. Over his long life, Rolland always recognized that for every just cause, there is a champion. People who knew him remember the ease with which he spoke and value and strength of his convictions, which included those to the Francophone community, credit unions, cooperative movements, journalism and politics.

Rolland Pinsonneault devoted 60 years of his life to various Francophone causes. He was recognized many times for his efforts, including being  named an officer of the Order of Canada, in 2000. He died at the age of 88 and, until he drew his dying breath, he was prepared to fight for Francophone rights.

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L'aîné d'une famille de trois enfants, Rolland Pinsonneault est né le 22 septembre 1913 à St-Cyprien-de-Napierville, Québec. Voulant, suivre l'espoir de l'Ouest, ses parents, Domina et Hortense Pinsonneault, partent pour la Saskatchewan alors que Rolland n'a que trois ans. De cette histoire de pionniers née son amour et sa grande fierté de son héritage francophone. Il trouve l'amour de sa vie, Donalda Poirier, dans la communauté francophone de Gravelbourg et il l'épouse le 15 novembre 1938.

Ils cultivent une petite parcelle de terre à l'est de Gravelbourg et de leur amour sont nés six enfants, dont ils assurent l'avenir en leur donnant une éducation digne de leurs aptitudes, toujours conscients de leur héritage francophone. Durant sa longue vie, Rolland a toujours reconnu que, pour une juste cause, il faut un champion. Ceux qui l'ont connu connaissent sa grande facilité de discours, et la valeur et l’intensité de ses convictions. Parmi celles-ci sont la francophonie, les caisses populaires, les mouvements coopératifs, le journalisme et la politique.

Rolland Pinsonneault a consacré 60 ans de sa vie à diverses causes francophones. Il a été souvent couronné pour son travail, comme lorsqu’il est devenu officier de l’Ordre du Canada en 2000. Il est décédé à l'âge de 88 ans et jusqu'à son dernier souffle, il était prêt à se battre pour les droits des francophones.

Rolland Pinsonneault (source : L'Eau Vive)

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