Gateway Gazette

A Piece of History from Northern Quebec Comes to the Foothills

By Pam Jones, Editor

Mike Lebrun of Okotoks has passed his late Father’s Lions Vest down to Foothills Lions Club.

Mike’s dad, Marcel Lebrun had a long career with the RCAF from 1953 – 1975. He then retired to the once thriving town in Northern Quebec called Gagnon. Gagnon was a mining town that has now become a ghost town with it’s Main Street becoming a portion of Route 389.

Marcel Lebrun moved to Gagnon in 1975 and became the local Lions Club President, an office he held until 1985 when the town was dissolved.

A Piece of History from Northern Quebec Comes to the Foothills

After Marcel passed away, Mike decided the vest should stay with Lions and he began the hunt for a home. Thanks to Google Mike found and contacted Foothills Lions Club and Lions Pin Trader, Tim Beer.

Thank you, Mike, for passing on the legacy of your dad’s vest. The pins are beautiful, unique and so well crafted. I’m sure it will be displayed with pride at future Lion’s Conventions.

Visit the Foothills Lions Club website by clicking here

*this article was originally written in 2017

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