From La Tuque, Québec
Félix Eugène Leclerc, writer, poet, playwright and songwriter, is an icon in Quebec, known to many as the originator of the “chansonnier” tradition.
Born in 1914 in La Tuque, Québec
Died in 1988 in Saint-Pierre-de-l’Île-d’Orléans, Québec
Félix Leclerc troubadour, documentary
He died in his sleep in Saint-Pierre-de-l’Île-d’Orléans, Quebec, on Île d’Orléans in 1988. A monument in his memory was constructed there in 1989.
In 2000, the Government of Canada honoured him with his image on a postage stamp.
La Tuque is a city located in north-central Quebec, on the Saint-Maurice River, between Trois-Rivières and Chambord. The La Tuque Post Office opened in 1887.
The local economy centres on pulp and paper; the city has a pulp-milling centre as well as a major hydroelectric station.
La Tuque’s economy also offers outdoor tourism opportunities and caters to hunting and fishing trips in its large hinterland. The city is known as the Queen of Haute-Mauricie and the Classique internationale de canots de la Mauricie canoeing race begins at La Tuque.