Roméo Irené Pierre Vachon

Roméo Irené Pierre Vachon died peacefully on May 3rd, 2017, at the age of 85. Pierre leaves to mourn his wife, Margaret Graham, and his children, Michel (Amy Heron), Christianne (Stephen Horgan), Marie Danielle (Nicholas Korbel) and Suzanne (Greg Charlton). He is survived by his sister, Thérèse Vachon Nadeau, his brother, Jean Vachon, and his sister in law, Bellita Martineau Vachon; seven grandchildren and his brother in law the Gerard V. La Forest. Pierre was predeceased by his first wife, Dorothy Anne Warner, his parents Roméo and Georgette Tremblay Vachon, and his sister, Gisèle Vachon Laberge. Pierre had a long and distinguished career in the civil service in Ottawa, serving in External Affairs, Industry, Trade and Commerce, the Laurendeau-Dunton Commission on bilingualism, the Privy Council Office, the Metric Commission and Environment Canada, and in New Brunswick as Secretary to the Cabinet Committee on Official Languages. He was a strong advocate for the poor and the environment. He taught Sociology at the Canada School for Public Service.

His associations and clubs included the Canadian Aviation Historical Society. He was a founding member and past president of the local Wallace Turnbull Chapter. He was also a member of the Canadian Aerophilatelic Society and the Canadian Aviation Artists Association. Preserving aviation history was a vocation for Pierre all his life. The Musée de l'aviation in Sainte Marie de Beauce was very close to his heart and he contributed much of the material that honoured Les Quatre As de l'aviation and his father Roméo Vachon.