Au revoir Rémy Cassigneul

| December 5, 2019

Rémy Cassigneul, witness of the D-Day landing on the Juno Beach sector, has left us. The staff of the Juno Beach Centre is deeply saddened and sends its deepest condolences to his loved ones and his wife Marguerite, by his side for over 70 years.

This year, Rémy’s story was featured in the In their Footsteps exhibit kiosk in Douvres-la-Délivrande. Rémy and Marguerite shared their memories of the landings and arrival of Canadians with many French, Canadian and other nationalities. Thank you Rémy for the transmission of memory, which, thanks to you, will continue on the Juno sector.

Rémy Cassigneul was 20 years old on June 6, 1944. Originally from Douvres-la-Délivrande where his parents held a bar-restaurant near the train station, he worked on his uncle’s farm in Tailleville. Rémy and Marguerite married in 1948.

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