Charles-LeMoyne Hospital (HCLM) lost one of its builders, Dr. Jean-Marc Lepage, who died on October 28 at the age of 81.
Employed by the hospital in arr. of Greenfield Park since its opening in 1966, Dr. Lepage was an obstetrician known for his listening and human touch.
In addition to helping bring thousands of children into the world during his career, he has contributed to many developments at the HCLM, including the University affiliation and academic mission of the Hospital, the construction of the pavilion of psychiatry and the establishment of the Foundation.
He was also involved for many years with the Council of Physicians, Dentists and Pharmacists of the HCLM as well as the College of Physicians, of which he was, among other things, Vice-President.
Dr. Lepage had stopped active office practice and had not given births since June 2016.
“We must get involved”
In November 2016, during its 50th anniversary celebrations, the HCLM saluted the careers of Dr. Lepage and that of his colleague Yvon Ménard, present since the very beginnings of its history. To pay homage to them, an honorary bronze plaque was installed in the entrance hall of the hospital.
“For the following generations, these builders will represent an example of dedication that will leave its mark in the history of the hospital,” declared the President and CEO of the Integrated Health and Social Services Center (CISSS) of the Montérégie-Center at the time. Richard Deschamps.
“I never really wondered why I needed to get involved, but I think it was because of my temper,” said Dr. Lepage. The political aspect also interested me a lot. For me it was unthinkable to criticize while sitting at home; it does not give anything! If we want to change or improve things, we have to get involved. “
Donations to the Foundation
Besides his wife, Jean-Marc Lepage is survived by his three children and their spouses; the mother of his children; his four grandchildren; the two children of his wife and his three grandchildren; his brothers and sisters as well as several relatives and friends.
Due to the pandemic, Dr. Lepage’s funeral has been postponed to a later date. By way of sympathy, the family invites donate to the Charles-LeMoyne Hospital Foundation.