Private Aime O. Valcourt, B144416
Ste. Rose du Degele, Quebec
Le Régiment de la Chaudière
Aime Valcourt was a French Canadian soldier who fought for Canada in the Second World War and died on Juno Beach, 6 June 1944. He was born in St. Rose du Degele, Temiscouata Co., in Quebec Canada, on 30 May 1915. His family was Roman Catholic and they lived on a farm. His father, Georges Valcourt was 68 years old and his mother Cilanine Valcourt was 70 years old. He had twelve siblings, six brothers and six sisters; sadly two brothers and two sisters had passed away. Aime was the second youngest of all thirteen children.
Aime Valcourt was never married and had no children. He only went to school for eleven years right up unto grade six, after that he worked on a farm in Quebec for four years before eventually moving to Timmins Ontario to work in the timber industry as a bushman. He worked there for eight years before enlisting into the military. It is not certain when he moved to Timmins and when he started working, but he was between the ages of 16 and 20.
Aime Valcourt left all his earthly possessions to his mother, Mrs. Cilanine Valcourt. Aime Valcourt was awarded the memorial cross, which was given to his mother
Aime Valcourt is buried in the Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Calvados, France. Grave Reference I. E. 5. On his grave is says “That the soul of a soldier rest in peace.”
Written by: Karter Kok, a student at Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute in Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada.
Rédigé par:Karter Kok, un élève de Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institution, Smiths Falls, Canada.
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