SHERBROOKE, QC, Oct. 25, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - At a dignified tribute
ceremony held in Sherbrooke today, the Canadian Organ Donors Association awarded posthumous titles of Ambassador of Health and titles of Great
Samaritan to Organ Donors from Quebec and Canada, in the presence of
Over 1,500 people took part in this event—the only one of its kind in
both the country and North America—which was held under the patronage of His Honour, the Honourable Pierre Duchesne,
Lieutenant-Governor of Quebec. The Honourable Pierre Duchesne was accompanied by Mr. François
Deschênes, Assistant Commissioner and Commanding Officer "C" Division
of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Mr. Gaétan Guimond, Assistant
General Director, Sûreté du Québec and Mr. Marc Parent, Director,
Service de police de la Ville de Montréal.
Today, in the presence of invited guests from the public and private
sectors, 199 donors from Quebec, represented by a designated member of
their family, received the posthumous title of Ambassador of Health. As
part of the ceremony also, their names were unveiled on the Donors'
"This event is the affirmation of a society that recognizes and wishes
to publicly acknowledge those who have contributed to passing on the
most precious legacy of all, that of HEALTH. It is my sincere hope that
this tribute will help ease their families' pain and that this
exceptional commitment toward our community will continue to grow,"
said Richard Tremblay, the association's president.
SOURCE: THE CANADIAN ORGAN DONORS ASSOCIATION
For further information:
Source : Richard Tremblay, ACDO (514) 949-5353
Renseignements : Brigitte Junius
Transplant Québec (514) 349-0752