The Lasallian Region of North America (RELAN) mourns the loss of eight Brothers from the Francophone Canada District due to COVID-19. The Brothers lived at Résidence De La Salle in Laval, Québec, and died between April 16 May 7, 2020. Résidence De La Salle houses 70 residents, including members of other religious congregations. In addition to the Brothers who died, 13 residents from other congregations also died from COVID-19.
"We were deeply saddened by the losses; they all had wonderful and dedicated lives and had all been retired for quite a number of years," said Brother Florent Gaudreault, FSC, Visitor of the Francophone Canada District. "They all had serious underlying health issues but the virus hit them much harder than we had expected."
We remember the Francophone Canada Brothers who died and their significant contributions:
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