Tribute to Rosaire Gagnon

Do you remember Aline, an intern at the Juno Beach Centre, who at the beginning of the year proposed to laid flowers on the graves of Canadian soldiers at the Bény / Reviers cemetery? After making a donation to the museum, it allowed Canadian families to honor their loved ones, when they could not travel.

Today, Louise Cossette, of the Association of Friends of the Juno Beach Centre, is continuing the project. She laid a wreath on Rosaire Gagnon’s grave, at the request of Clément Gagnon, his “little” brother, who lives in Canada.

Sergeant Rosaire Gagnon, who landed on June 6, 1944 with the Chaudière regiment, was killed in action on June 13 at Rots.

A roundabout in Bernières-sur-Mer bears his name. Sergeant Gagnon is remembered in Bernières sur Mer for his bravery and kindness. More information on Remem’Bernières app


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