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January 25, 2001 In Memoriam



Benoit Pelland

The Concordia community was shocked and saddened to hear of the death on January 18 of Benoit Pelland, a former member of the Board of Governors and an active alumnus, at the age of 38.

Mr. Pelland graduated from Concordia with a Bachelor’s of Commerce in Administration in 1988. He was a member of the Concordia University Alumni Association from 1990 to 1998, and was president from 1992 to 1994. Many people will remember his enthusiastic participation in the Loyola/Concordia Golf Tournament, including the organizing committee.

He ably represented Concordia alumni on the university’s Board of Governors from 1996 to 1999, and was active for many years as a convasser for the Annual Giving campaign. He was also a member of the Advancement and Alumni Relations Task Force (October 1998 to October 1999) which played a key role in reconfiguring the Department of University Advancement and Alumni Affairs.

The funeral, which took place yesterday, was attended by many of his Concordia friends. We extend our heartfelt sympathies to his widow, Isabelle Savard, and the rest of his family. Donations made be sent to the Ferme Education Chaudière-Appalaches, 163 Rte St. Damien, P.O. Box 112, St. Malachie, QC, G0R 3N0.