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Tribute to the People of the St. Lawrence

Raymond Bérubé (2013)

His contribution to maritime life in Quebec

In 2013, the Musée maritime du Québec paid tribute to Raymond Bérubé, a telegrapher and sailor with the Royal Canadian Navy during the Second World War. He enrolled in Québec City in 1941 at the age of 20 and received training as a telegrapher. Two years later, he made his first voyage to escort ships and increase naval forces in the North Atlantic. He continued to travel in wartime and witnessed the sinking of the U-575 submarine. At the end of the war, Bérubé returned to Québec City as a WW II veteran and went on to work on the mainland for railroad companies for 37 years.

About Raymond Bérubé

Born in 1922 in Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatière, Raymond Bérubé now lives along the shores of the St. Lawrence River, in Saint-Jean-Port-Joli. His life story during the Second World War is featured in the Museum’s permanent exhibition Sea Roots.