When I met Mr. Desmarais I was so nervous, his daughter Sophie assured me that her father was down to earth. I then entered the Foyer in the family home, Mr Desmarais new my name and shook my hand as if he was expecting me and already knew all about me...in fact Mr Desmarais was organizing flowers (tulips) in a huge vase at the time. He made me feel at home and welcome. Sophie later went on to tell me flowers are comforting, soothing and he love.
I remember sitting with Sophie and Mr Desmarais over 30 years ago and we watching a hockey game in his study and Mr. Desmarais would repeatedly ask for the score in the game, Sophie said dad its still 3-2 for Montreal, he loved watching hockey, but it seemed to me he was thinking about work.
He changed my life. He changed our country
God Bless The Desmarais Family