Bernard Landry Obituary
On the morning of November 6, 2018, Bernard Landry passed away at the age of 81 of pulmonary fibrosis at his home in Verchères, Québec. His wife, Chantal Renaud was at his side.
He was Québec's 28th premier who governed from March 2001 to April 2003. He is survived by his wife, three children from a previous marriage and grandchildren.
Throughout his life, beginning with his time as a student and continuing into his professional career, Bernard Landry argued that the greater cause of "La patrie" or "homeland" as he referred to the Québec nation was more important than any individual's career, including his own. He was a very wise and competent person who was the first person in almost 40 years to balance Québec's books and cut taxes Lucien Bouchard's finance minister. His greatest accomplishment during his time as premier was negotiating the "Paix des Braves", which was a new development agreement with the Cree nation.
Landry used his fluency in French, English, and Spanish to help bridge minority communities, and displayed discipline and determination acquired from his time in the Canadian Officers' Training Corps throughout his life.
After his time as a politician ended, he resumed his teaching career at UQAM and worked in a law firm. In 2008, he was promoted to Grand Officer pf the Order of Québec. Visitors are invited to light a candle and leave a message of condolence for Bernard Landry.