Thanks to the people of Quebec’s generosity after the great 2010 earthquake, a new orphanage was built to help Étienne’s sixty orphaned children. Unfortunately, the children are still waiting to take possession of the wonderful gift their Quebec friends have so generously offered them. Sadly, even though almost two million dollars were raised for these children, none of it is serving their interests.
Words cannot express our deep regret following the passing of our beloved colleague, Jacqueline Lessard. Her passing seems so untimely. Everybody at the orphanage was simply devastated upon hearing the sad news last Friday. She had been such a vital part of us that we felt thunderstruck, totally at a loss for words. We all felt and still feel such emptiness.