When Eugène Gagnon came back to live in Bromptonville after being discharged from the RCAF, he went to see his mother first.
But the next day, he went to see Marcel Bergeron’s grandmother.
You see, Eugène Gagnon was kind of an adopted son to Odélie.
Eugène asked her if she wanted a plane ride in a Fleet Finch. Some were still stationed at the Windsor Mills Flying School.
Fleet Finch (not Eugene in the picture)
Odélie Trudel was 92 years old at the time.
She said yes…
And she had the ride of her life.
Eugène would die in 1947 in a plane crash.
People kept this a secret.
Odélie died in 1948. She never expected to see her kind of adopted son sitting next to St. Pierre.