Jean-Paul Baril

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It is with deep sadness that Vanier learned of the death of retired teacher Jean-Paul Baril. Jean-Paul passed away at Notre-Dame Hospital on June 11, 2011 surrounded by friends and after a short stay in intensive care while under the attentive and compassionate care of the professional staff.

Jean-Paul was born in Lorrainville (Témiscamingue) on August 15, 1931 to Lucienne Larouche and Albert Baril. He was predeceased by his brother Robert and his sister Marcelle.

After completing his studies at Collège Saint-Laurent, l'École normale Jacques Cartier, l'Université d'Ottawa and McGill University, Jean-Paul taught at Lorrainville, Témiscaming, Maxville, Lancaster and Etobicoke (Ont.) as well as at Carleton University.

He served as principal of Georges-Vanier High School before founding the Modern Languages Department at Vanier College. He also taught in Beijing and Rabat.

In addition to pursuing his interests in music, literature, sociology and politics, Jean-Paul had served in a volunteer capacity at L'Itinéraire since 1994. A memorial ceremony was held at the L'Itinéraire on June 22nd.

Donations may be made in Jean-Paul's memory buy purchasing Cartes-Repas (meal tickets) from L'Itinéraire : or by telephone at 514 597-0238, extension 226. These meal tickets are distributed to those in need and are redeemable at any one of four different restaurant locations.

We invite you to view Jean-Paul's wonderful memorial web page which includes many photos.

You can also read personal recollections which were posted by his many friends and colleagues. 

Note: If you have either info or photos of anyone listed on our Memorial website, we'd appreciate your sharing them with us. Send digital photos by email or hard copies by internal mail to Denis Lafontaine, N215. They will be treated with care and quickly and safely returned.You can email written memories to the following email address. Thank you.