Born in Cloridorme, County of Gaspé-Nord, Québec, Canada. Brought up in Matane. Gone
through elementary and secondary schools, Matane, Memrancook, New Brunswick
(St. Joseph’s College) and Quebec City (Jesuit College).|
Graduated from Jesuit College, Quebec City, majoring in English.
[i]Entered Teachers College at Rimouski, Quebec.|
Graduated from Teachers College, with Brevet A[ii]
and Bachelor of Education.[iii]
Specialized in the teaching of English.[iv]Teacher at
St. George Sanatorium, Mont-Joli.|
Married to Annette Émond, a nurse at Mont-Joli Sanatorium. English teacher at Matane
College, Matane, Quebec. Also préfet de discipline.|
Entered Civil Service (Canada): Department of Indian & Northern
Affairs. 1969-1970: Posted at Whapmagustui-Kuujjuarapik (Hudson Bay) as teacher
among the Inuits.|
1971 Senior Education Advisor in Montréal till he retired in 1981. One of his achievements was to help establish Native postsecondary Manitou College in La Macaza, Quebec
1971-1973 With his wife Annette, animated Burning Bush Prayer Fellowship. Took charge of re-organized Christian Catholic Church (CCC) in Greater Montreal. [v] Studied theology at Université de Montréal, McGill University and St. Thomas College (B.Th.). Ordained priest on July 14, 1973.
Overseer of CCC. Mitred 25 July.
CCC Parish of St. Bernard & St. Gregory established in Hull, Québec. Serge A.
Thériault priest-in-charge. Ordained 11 December.
Invested as Knight on February 27: Sovereign Order of Christ. Also, on March 19,
admitted to the Sovereign Order of the Hospitallers of Saint John of Jerusalem
(Knights of Malta).
1976 CCC Parish of St. Bernard & St. Gregory established in Hull, Québec. Serge A. Thériault priest-in-charge. Ordained 11 December.
1977 Invested as Knight on February 27: Sovereign Order of Christ. Also, on March 19, admitted to the Sovereign Order of the Hospitallers of Saint John of Jerusalem (Knights of Malta).
Joined with other jurisdictions in a Canadian national church. Was among the
national church officers elected by synod. Consecrated 2 July as Archbishop of
the Province of Quebec.|
1981 Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Resigned from episcopal ministry. Appointed Bishop Emeritus, 16 November.
Consecrated S.A. Thériault as successor on July 12.|
With his blessing, CCC became a member unit of the International Council of
Community Churches (ICCC) 18 July.|
Died at home 30 July, in Longueuil. Buried in Saint Hubert, Quebec.|
[ii]Issued by Quebec Ministry of Education 13 June 1966.
[iii]Issued by Laval University 19 December 1966.
[iv]Certificate issued 22 August 1966 by Laval University.
[v]The Church in Greater Montreal was founded in 1895-1896 by Rev. Étienne (Stephen) Côté of the Society of the Precious Blood. It is dedicated to Saint Étienne/St. Stephen in memory of him. Worship was at 6100 Grande Allee, Saint Hubert. Now a Coptic Orthodox Church.