Joël Richard

Joël Richard was a long-time member of the Modern Languages department. His career at Vanier started in the Snowdon Campus and continued until his untimely death in 1998. Joël was a well loved and highly respected educator.

The degree of affection he engendered was attested to by the large number of people who attended a wonderful musical memorial service held in his honour in Église Saint-Laurent. At the request of the family, a scholarship fund was established.

The Joël Richard Memorial Scholarship is currently given to a graduating Vanier student who has achieved good grades in French 102 or 103, and who has also demonstrated an interest in fine arts, classical music, or theatre.

The photo at right was taken here at Vanier in the Snowdon Campus in the early 1980s.

God bless, Joël. Rest in peace.


Cliquez sur le lien pour lire le texte que Marcel a lu à l'église Saint-Laurent en 1998:


We were pleased to receive a submission of 6 works of art, all created by Joël. The six pieces seen below were scanned and then sent to us by his nephew Yvan Richard. You can click on any image below to see the full-sized version.





Note: If you have either info or photos of anyone listed on our Memorial website, we'd appreciate your sharing them with us. Send photos 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.