Death of FATHER LÉOPOLD LALONDE, M. Afr.


Léopold Lalonde_JPEG “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will still live, even if he dies. ” John 11, 25

 Friday, March 10, 2017

Father Gilles Barrette, Provincial of the Americas, informs you of the death of FATHER LÉOPOLD LALONDE, M. Afr. He died on March 10 2017, in Sherbrooke, at the age of 89 years of which 62 of missionary life in Zambia and Canada. Let us pray for the repose of his soul.

Missionnaires d’Afrique, 1640, rue St-Hubert, Montréal, H2L 3Z3  mafrsecr@mafr.net


  PLACE COUNTRY

1956-10-01

Arrival Mambwe

Zambia

1961-01-17

Teaching Abercorn  

1961-05-17

Curate

Mambwe

 

1962-12-05

Foundation Kantensha  
1963-07-01 Supérieur

Isoka

 

1969-01-18

Retreat Villa Cavalletti  

1978-03-03

Session-Retreat

Jerusalem

 
1978-10-01 Supérieur

Mambwe

 

1980-03-01

Regional Councillor    
1984-01-01 Curate

Isoka

 
1986-01-01 Parish Priest Isoka – Mbala

Zambia

1988-04-13

Home leave/Prov.>18.09.88    
1992-05-01 Home leave /Prov.>00.09.92    

1994-09-01

Sabbatical Italy/Canada   Canada
1994-10-31 Focolarini, Loppiano Incisa, Val d’Arno

Italia

1995-05-17

Home leave /Prov.>10.12.95    
1995-10-01 Ministry to the sick Kasama, St Joseph’s

Zambia

1998-05-13

Home leave /Prov.>14.08.98    
2001-07-21 Home leave /Prov.>08.11.01    

2004-05-27

Home leave /Prov.>06.09.04    
2010-11-01 Back to Canada  

Canada

2017-03-10

Death Sherbrooke

Canada

Léopold Lalonde medalSee the link: The President’s Insignia of Mercy attributed to Léopold Lalonde

Also: PDF file: The President’s Insignia of Mercy attributed to Léopold Lalonde

 

7 thoughts on “Death of FATHER LÉOPOLD LALONDE, M. Afr.

  1. John Mubanga, M.Afr

    Very Sad news indeed of the death of Fr. Lalonde. I remember him when he came to Serenje in 2004 to share with us his experience. That time I was doing “candidate course”. MAY HIS SOUL REST IN THE PEACE OF CHRIST.

  2. Jean Marie Kingombe, M.Afr

    I met Father Léopold Lalonde in Kasama during my spiritual year. I remember his kindness and his genorisity, especially towards sick people at Kasama hospital. I thank God for his life.
    May he rest in peace. Fraternally, Jean-Marie Amalebondra, White Fathers. Ghardaïa/ Algeria

  3. Diane and Michel Bousquet

    He was a great man with a sense of humour and loved by family and friends. He will be miss and never be forgotten.

  4. Mwape Chewe

    I thank God for the gift of life of Fr. Lalonde, especially in my life. Death, I believe, is not the end but the promotion to eternal life. Father you have just been promoted! Fr. Lalonde (Bashikulu, I will always remember your devotion to Mary Mother of God, every time I came and you picked me to serve Mass up there at Kasama general hospital. You taught me how to pray especially the rosary. I will always confess that its you who taught me how to wear the rosary and have heart for the sick and visit the sick. I never knew where and how start visiting the sick but you did. The other thing I will always remember is the first time as a boy I witnessed someone dying in my and your presence and you told me to be strong and start praying! You have always been my mentor. You knew bemba proverbs like someone from the land if it was mambwe caisha nomwana! Rest in peace Father Lalonde.

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