Fonds F022 - Fonds Jean-Nil Drolet

Coaticook softball team Léo Drolet Hockey players, Coaticook

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Fonds Jean-Nil Drolet

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  • 1879, [1918?]-2013 (Creation)

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  • 41 cm of textual records
  • 55 photographs: b&w and col.
  • 3 film reels
  • 1 audio reel

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Jean-Nil Drolet was born on 5 June 1930 in Coaticook, the oldest child of Léo Drolet (1907-1935) and Hélène Aurore Lapointe (1907-1988). As a boy, Jean-Nil participated in sports and the Catholic Boy Scouts. Mr. Drolet married Rita Carbonneau on 16 July 1955 in Coaticook and together they had eight children: Claire, Julie, Léo, Guy, Michel, Raynald, Marie, and Johanne. Early on, Mr. Drolet worked for Kilgour in Coaticook and obtained a diploma from the Université de Sherbrooke in school administration. In his professional life, he was active in the unions in Coaticook and served as secretary-treasurer of Commission scolaire de Coaticook in the 1960s, as well as for the Foyer de Coaticook Inc. and the Local Artisan 928. Under his tenure with the school board, two new schools were built (Albert-l’Heureux secondary/high school and Sacré-Coeur primary/elementary school). Mr. Drolet also served as the secretary for the Board of Directors for the Centre Hospitalier de Coaticook and in 1971, he went on to become the General Director of the Centre Hospitalier de Coaticook. Mr. Drolet has been very active in many community organizations throughout his life.

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Fonds reflects the life and interests of Jean-Nil Drolet as well as some information relevant to the history of Coaticook from 1875 to 2013. It consists primarily of photographs of sports teams, annual reports, press clippings, newsletters, and minutes. The fonds is composed of the following series: Sports, Scouts, Drolet Family, Caisse Populaire de Coaticook, Coaticook region, Commission scolaire catholique de Coaticook, Centre Hospitalier de Coaticook, and Dr. J. Ernest Gendreau.

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Fonds is a series of donations by Jean-Nil Drolet up to 2015.


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  • French

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No further accruals are expected.

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