IRCM mourns the passing of Gérard Limoges

IRCM mourns the passing of Gérard Limoges

It is with great sorrow that we learned of the passing of a faithful ally of the IRCM, Gérard A. Limoges. On behalf of the IRCM family, we would like to express our deepest sympathies to his family and to all those who had the pleasure of working with him.

Mr. Limoges joined the ranks of the IRCM in 1999 as Chairman of the Board of Directors, a position he held for 12 years. During his time with us, he generously contributed his expertise to the Institute's mission through his sharp mind, sound judgment and strong leadership. Among his many commitments to the Institute, Gérard Limoges played a key role in the Institute's fundraising campaign between 2007 and 2014 as Chair of the Board and member of the Foundation Board. The success of this campaign was due in large part to his ability to recruit and convince high-caliber donors to support our research activities with significant donations and thus contribute to the sustainability of the Institute.    

We are devastated by this terrible news. Gérard recruited me in 2006 for the position of President and Scientific Director of the IRCM and accompanied me in this role with his unwavering support during my first mandate until 2011. It was a privilege and a pleasure for me  to work with Gérard, one of Quebec's great administrators and leaders, for the advancement of the Institute in an atmosphere of collaboration and absolute trust," said Dr. Tarik Moroy, who worked closely with Mr. Limoges.

The exceptional quality of his commitment to the IRCM and to other causes earned him the Order of Canada and the Governor General's Gold Medal.

The IRCM community is honoured to have counted such a giant among its most ardent supporters and will continue to cultivate his memory, which is part of the DNA of our Institute.

Please make a donation in memory of Gérard Limoges and express your sympathies to his loved ones.

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