Maurice FORGET

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  • "Au revoir, Maître Forget! Merci d'avoir été..."
    - Michel Bellemare
  • "My deepest sympathy to Mr. Maurice Forget's family. His..."
  • "Maurice drew sustenance from the arts and was deeply..."
    - Catherine Wild
  • "Maurice will be missed by all who knew him. I have known..."
    - Ronald Shannon McNeil
  • "un avocat de talent qui en plus était un être lumineux et..."
    - ELAINE BEDARD

FORGET, Maurice A. 1947 - 2018 Suddenly, in Montreal, on May 3, 2018, at the age of 71. Predeceased by his father, Maurice Forget, his mother Catherine Schulz and brother Marc, he will be forever remembered by his brother Philippe (Lucie Duquette), his nieces Catherine and Magali and by his godchildren, cousins, friends and colleagues. Maurice was born in Paris, France, where his parents were temporarily resident. He obtained a B.A. at College St-Laurent followed by a B.C.L. from McGill University. He spent his career as a partner at Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP (formerly Martineau Walker) during which he was Chairman of the Board of Martineau Walker (1997-2003) and Chairman of the Firm (1992-2003). He received many honors during his career including the Order of Canada, the Jubilee Medal, as well as the distinction Advocatus Emeritus from the Quebec Bar. As a passionate contributor to the arts, he was President of the Conseil des Arts de Montréal and the donor of a contemporary art collection to the Musée d'art de Joliette. In 2009 he was named personality of the year (Arts/Business category) by the Montreal Conseil des Arts and the Montreal Chambre de Commerce. He served on the board of many Montreal health, educational and artistic institutions, including as Chairman of the Boards of the Douglas Hospital, Dawson College, Heritage Montreal and the Association of Corporate Collections. A Spoken Liturgy, in the presence of the ashes will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 16 at 2 p.m. at the Sacré-Cur-de-Jésus church located at 1471 Ontario East, Montreal.

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Published in Montreal Gazette from May 11 to May 12, 2018
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