Fonds - Gerard Harnois fonds

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Gerard Harnois fonds

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  • 1948 - 1992 (Creation)
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    Harnois, Gerard

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0.5 cm of textual records
1 photograph : b&w ; 19.1 x 24.1 cm.

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(Sept. 7, 1924 - May 27, 1992)

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Gerard Joseph Harnois was born in Sept. 7, 1924 to Antoine Harnois and Elizabeth Prince. He is the great-grandnephew of Father Albert Lacombe. Gerard Harnois' grandmother was Father Lacombe's sister, Christine. Harnois joined the Canadian army on Jan. 21, 1944 to serve in the Second World War. He later re-enlisted in Jan. 23, 1948 to fight in the Korean War and served with Lord Strathcona's Horse, and he was a peacekeeper during the Suez Crisis in Egypt. He retired as a Chief Warrant Officer on May 31, 1969. Harnois received a number of military decorations including the France and Germany Star, the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal, the 1939-1945 Medal, the Korean Medal, and the UN Service Medal, among others. Harnois lived in Calgary but moved back to St. Albert in 1982. He worked at the Vital Grandin Centre doing maintenance work as well as a part-time curator, giving tours of public displays at the centre. Gerard Harnois married Doris Evelyn Brault, daughter of Eugene Brault and Maria Dubuc, on Nov. 10, 1948. He had one daughter, Louise, and one son, Philip.

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This fonds consists of Gerard Harnois' Service Pay and Medical Record Book from the Canadian Army (1990.38.01), and a Canadian Army Tradesmen's Qualification certificate from 1946 (1990.38.02). There is also a black and white photograph of Gerard Harnois (2013.23).

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1990.38.01 - 02, 2013.23

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  • Shelf: Unit 10, Shelf 3