Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Tousignant & Frère

The subject of Tousignant & Frère was brought so I dug into my files and I found this photo. It is undated but is probably from the 40s or 50s. Third ave. is on the left if the rear is towards the river. There's that arch again on the upper lefthand corner wich were prominent in Verdun. Does anybody know when one of the Tousignant was murdered as I will refer to the old Guardians in our archives and come up with the article providing I have a close approximate date as it is very time consuming. (Album No. 24)

Guy

16 comments:

Les F said...

Guy I believe it was in the 60's more mid to late I think it was,& he was killed making a deposit in the night deposit box at the Bank of Montreal 4th & Wellington ,.....should have been almost directly across the street from his store....... hf&rv
Yes I recognise that photo from the Virtuelle Museum site,...

Brian Gearey said...

Guy it was 1963 or 1964 during the school year and yes he was killed making a night deposit at the Bank of Montreal.I'm thinking the month of october but I wouldn't take it as gospel. Brian

Les F said...

The fellow charged with his killing was a Robert Moran.... the last name is for sure, I'm fairly certain on the last name,...my brother's girlfriend at the time shared the same family name,.However it was no relation, I believe they caught him on the South Shore from what I remember....but who knows ,time has a funny way of distorting memory.....
I do remember walking up to the spot ,where Mr Tousignant was killed,just to see what we could see ,(kids have a morbid curiosity) & an event like that was definitely news.....I moved off of Wellington Street by Nov '68,..so the mid 60's or earlier is a possibility for sure.......

Gord Carlington said...

I believe the street to the left is 4th Avenue, Tousignant was on the north side of Wellington, same as Acres & Normadin shoe stores.

Also it was Mr Tousignant who was murdered as was on his way across Wellington to make a deposit at the Bank of Montreal at 4th & Wellington.

Gordo

Harvey Elson said...

mr T must have been murdered in the period 1963 to late 1965 s it was before I left Verdun to join the RCMP. He was walking across the street to make a bank deposit and was shot. Perhaps the Verdun PD can assist or the archives in the library sgtharveywelson@AOL.com

Madeleine Buckley said...

Yes, Tousignant's was on the north side of Wellington, I remember that well, as we bought all our meat there. So that would be Fourth Ave. I seem to think Mr. Tousignant's first name was Yvon. It just came to my mind.

Guy Billard said...

Madeleine,
Thanks for clarifying that point, that the stret on the left of Tousignant & Frère is Fourth Ave.
Guy

George Edwards said...

After reading all these messages I think I'm going to disagree with the time frame. Both my wife and I thought we were 15 years old at the time of the incident,so that would make it 1959 / 1960 ish. Hope we can solve this mystery.

George

Susan Herring said...

I remeber this like yesterday. I was coming home from my job at Simpsons. I lived on 4th ave.between wellington and Verdun Ave. 321 to be exact. I was terified. We also bought our groceries from tousignant (Susan Ledoux ( Herring)

Susan Herring said...

it would have been 1964

Andre Tousignant said...

July 31 2011, I am Andre , son of Yvon Tousignant. My dad died Oct 26 1963 about one month before JFKennedy.
I live in Quebec city since 1967.I was in Verdun on June 2 2011 to see my sister's. We went on Wellington for a walk and had a visit in the former store , good and bad memories. Hope this will clear a few question's.

Guy Billard said...

Her
Here are photos from my album no. 43 on the subject of the Tousignant & Frère incident. Les can repost the previous postings on the subject going back to about the 3rd of march 2009. As you can see I had found the Guardian article.
Guy

Les F said...

Thanks for your input Andre & welcome to the Verdun Connections,.I too remember this incident very well as I lived on Wellington St not too far away from your Dad's store.
Here is a link to the Gazette article, about your Dad's murder.

Les F said...

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=8TgjAAAAIBAJ&sjid=Jp4FAAAAIBAJ&dq=tousignant%20murder&pg=6483%2C5719970

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=FJ4tAAAAIBAJ&sjid=oJ8FAAAAIBAJ&dq=tousignant%20murder&pg=6766%2C3856763

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=FpotAAAAIBAJ&sjid=dp4FAAAAIBAJ&dq=tousignant%20murder&pg=3742%2C4780751

Andre Tousignant said...

bull3
Thank you for the photos on the Tousignant & Frere incident. Very appreciated.
André.

Guy Billard said...

André,
Perhaps you could give us more details and anecdotes about this tragic incident. I am a member of the Société d'Histoire et de Généalogie de Verdun and any additional information you can add will enrich our archives as well as inform MVM members.
Check out my site which includes oover 500 photos on Verdun.

http://shgverdun.multiply.com/photos

Guy