Two Townshippers, one a young paper boy, were honored Monday for bravery and acts of heroism. Honors were conferred at the 25th Hommage ceremony for civic altruism held November 22, 2010 in Parliament.
Sherbrooke's La Tribune reports there were twenty-two members honored by the Minister of Justice, Jean-Marc Fournier during the 25th Hommage ceremony for civic altruism held at parliament in Quebec city on Monday morning. Among the recipients was a young boy, Alexandre Lapointe, a paper boy for La Tribune and Alain Roy, a taxi-driver from Magog.
Alexandre was into his second week of working for La Tribune in the area of Brompton. He was on the end of his run early one morning, when he noticed the beginning of a fire at a house on Saint-Praxede street. Showing great presence of mind, he quickly ran to the house and roused the occupants to safety.
Some days before Alexandre's heroic act, Alain Roy of Magog, saved the lives of six people who were sleeping while their house was burning around them. Alain was taking a client home when he noticed a long plume of smoke coming from a house near rue de la Riviere. He went to investigate and quickly understood upon his arrival, that the house was on fire. He and his passenger, Richard Faucher, knocked on the door to waken the owners. The six people were able to get out in time and the fire was subsequently contained rapidly.
Both heroes were given honorable mentions for their acts of bravery by Jean-Marc Fournier, Minister of Justice.