Friends Forum Online
Thursday, May 25th, 2023
Presentation in English
In his second instalment of the history of the Chaussegros de Léry family, Jean-Pierre Raymond will continue the journey and elaborate on how the son of a Polish Count, influenced by Chaussegros de Léry would become an engineer, arrive in Canada as a immigrant and assist in the founding of the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario.
Jean-Pierre will also describe the engineering legacy of Chaussegros de Léry. This incredible engineering family would see 16 descendants serve in the First World War, with four becoming generals.
The Chaussegros de Lery story is a Canadian tail of commitment and dedication to their profession and country.
Jean-Pierre Raymond, a retired professional engineer, graduated from École Polytechnique of Montréal in 1977. Along with his life-long interest in history, he has worked mainly in the heavy industries of pulp and paper, aluminium smelter and mining in four Canadians provinces, two American states, India, South-Africa, France and United-Kingdom.