Yesterday, Jean Lapierre (59) a political commentator and former Liberal federal cabinet minister, along with 5 members of his immediate family, & 2 crew members died in a plane crash while the family was travelling to the funeral of Jean’s father (who passed away last Friday at the age of 83) in Îles-de-la-Madeleine in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
The plane took off from St. Hubert Airport, on Montreal’s South Shore, at 9:30 a.m. The tragedy happened when The plane crashed as it approached an airfield near Havre-aux-Maisons around 11:40 a.m. It went down a few kilometres from the airport.
The victims’ names have been released as being:
– Jean Lapierre.
– Lapierre’s wife – Nicole Beaulieu,
– Lapierre’s brothers Marc, Louis and sister Martine.
– Crew Members Pascal Gosselin and Fabrice Labourel.
Jean Lapierre is survived by Raymond Lapierre’s wife, his mother and a sister who still lived on the island.