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Doing good, even after passing away...


Mr. Robert Lemaire is a businessman who worked for over 30 years as a medical transportation coordinator at Air Canada. He passed away on January 23, 2019, surrounded by his closest friends.

A few weeks before his death, after careful consideration, he transmitted his last wishes to his notary: to make Maison du Père his universal legatee, because its mission was close to his heart, but also because he had been impressed by its organization. and the dedication of its staff during a visit to the organization.

Maison du Père is known for its emergency shelter service, which provides food and accommodation for homeless men. Yet its action to counter homelessness is even more important. In addition to meeting the basic needs of the men from the streets, it helps them move towards autonomy, with compassion and respect, thanks to its many accommodation solutions.

This is what he wanted to contribute after he left…

However, the sum given is quite important. He therefore asked a friend to ensure that his wishes are respected. "Our friend Robert was a generous being, both in his unfailing availability and in the good he did for those around him. What made him particularly different was his outlook on others: never a negative comment, always a positive thought to justify behaviors that would have bothered more than one."

It is therefore with honor that Maison du Père
accepted this responsibility.

After some discussions between those in charge of the succession and the Maison du Père Foundation, it was understood that Mr. Lemaire's bequest will be used mainly for the development of housing and social support projects for Maison du Père. It will provide for the developpement of the premises and part of the cost of its operations, particularly in terms of support and intervention staff.

One of the accommodation complexes will have 54 studios for independent people aged 50 and over who have been homeless for various reasons. It will bear the name of Robert Lemaire, in his memory.

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