The City of Deux-Montagnes is mourning the death of a great lady, Mrs. Annette Savoie, who passed on July 10 at Deux-Montagnes. Mrs. Savoy, had just celebrated her 110th birthday.
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Pioneer for the City of Deux-Montagnes, Annette Savoie was the first manager of the Deux-Montagnes municipal library and one of the main players in its municipalization, effective in 1978. In 1986, she even wrote a book on the history of the Deux-Montagnes municipal library, in which she details the work accomplished and the struggle to have the library entrusted to a professional in the documentary environment.
After naming a street in the name of this exceptional citizen in 2000, the city council decided to name the conference room in honor of Ms. Annette Savoie in 2010, the year marking her 100th year of life. This tribute was paid to her in recognition of her unwavering involvement in the library and her commitment to her community. The City then unveiled an honorary work produced by the Two-Mountains artist Marie-Andrée Côté, which still adorns the walls of the library.
In 2013, realizing the place of fulfillment (personal, social and intellectual) that the Deux-Montagnes library had become, Ms. Savoie mentioned: ” I rejoice when I see the boom that has led our small documentation center to digital books that our readers can now enjoy. Like “The fly of the tick” from our fabulist, I feel honored for having laid the first stone. »
The woman who had always had the cause of women at heart still signed an opinion piece published in La Presse at 108 years old, entitled Girls, don’t give up! Reflections of a centenary on the evolution of women.
“We recognize the invaluable contribution of Ms. Savoie to our community. She was a pioneer in Deux-Montagnes whose heritage will never be forgotten. On my behalf and on behalf of the members of the municipal council, I wish to express my condolences to the family and friends of Ms. Savoie. Our thoughts are with them,” said Denis Martin, mayor of Deux-Montagnes, saddened by her death.
The family will receive condolences at the Guay Funeral Home (146, rue Saint-Louis, in Saint-Eustache) on Friday July 24 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturday July 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Funeral will take place on Saturday July 25, at 1 p.m., at the Saint-Agapit Church in Deux-Montagnes, located at 1002, chemin d’Oka