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Rimouski in Rimouski-Neigette MRC, Quebec — French Canadian Region
 

Seigneur René Lepage de Sainte-Claire

Lord René Lepage of St. Clair

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., August 16, 2018
1. Seigneur René Lepage de Sainte-Claire Marker
Inscription.  

En hommage au
Seigneur René Lepage de Sainte-Claire
fondateur de Rimouski

Symbolique du monument

Le socle de pierre illustre l'enracinement des ancêtres en terre de France.

La table de béton raconte l'arrivée de la souche originelle en Amérique, à l'île d'Orléans, en 1663.

Les lames verticales témoignent du courage, de l'audace et de la foi du Seigneur René Lepage qui, en 1696, vint s'établir à Rimouski avec sa famille.

Le plateau de bronze - initialement sur le monument - invitait les héritiers, maintenant dispersés sur tout notre continent, à puiser, dans cette épopée de plus de 300 ans d'histoire , la ténacité qu'exige la poursuite d'une telle oeuvre avec la légitime fierté d'être issus d'une famille de vrais seigneurs.

Ce monument conçu par Firmin Lapage, architecte, a été érigé en 1963

Symbolique de l'arbre

En 2008, dans le cadre du 400e anniversaire de Québec, la Fédération des familles souches du Québec a fourni des arbes souvenirs aux familles pionnières qui ont contribué à la fondation des villes et villages du

Seigneur René Lepage de Sainte-Claire Marker and Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 16, 2018
2. Seigneur René Lepage de Sainte-Claire Marker and Monument
Québec aux cours des 400 dernières années.

Né pour grandir comme nous, cet érable, mis en terre en juillet 2008 par l'Association des Lepage d'Amérique inc., est un signe de reconnaissance envers le seigneur René Lepage, fondateur de Rimouski. Sa présence a pour but d'éveiller la mémoire des générations futures afin que l'histoire se continue.

Association des Lepage d'Amérique inc.

[English translation]

In tribute to
Lord René Lepage of St. Clair
Founder of Rimouski

Monument symbology

The stone base illustrates ancestral roots in the land of France.

The concrete table tells the story of the arrival of the original pioneers in America, on Île d'Orléans, in 1663.

The vertical slats bear witness to the courage, audacity and faith of Lord René Lepage who, in 1696, settled in Rimouski with his family.

The bronze plate - initially on the monument - invites the progeny, now scattered all over our continent, to draw from this epic of more than 300 years of history the tenacity required for the pursuit of such work with the legitimate pride to be from a family of true lords.

This monument designed by Firmin Lapage, architect, was erected in 1963

Symbolic of the Tree

In 2008, as part of Quebec City's 400th anniversary, the Quebec Federation

Seigneur René Lepage de Sainte-Claire Monument (front) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 16, 2018
3. Seigneur René Lepage de Sainte-Claire Monument (front)
of Family Lines provided memories of the pioneering families who helped found Quebec's towns and villages over the last 400 years.

Born to grow like us, this maple tree, planted in July 2008 by the Lepage Association of America Inc., is a sign of gratitude to Lord René Lepage, founder of Rimouski. Its purpose is to awaken the memory for future generations so that history can continue.

Lepage Association of America Inc.
 
Erected by Ville de Rimouski.
 
Location. 48° 26.815′ N, 68° 32.201′ W. Marker is in Rimouski, Quebec, in Rimouski-Neigette MRC. Marker is on boulevard Rene Lapage Ouest (Quebec Route 132), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rimouski, Quebec G5L 4B7, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Défense du Canada / Defense of Canada (a few steps from this marker); Monument commémoratif de guerre / War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Rimouski War of 1812 Honored Dead (within shouting distance of this marker); Le Manoir Seigneurial (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); Les maisons de colonisation / Settlement Houses

Seigneur René Lepage de Sainte-Claire Monument (back) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 16, 2018
4. Seigneur René Lepage de Sainte-Claire Monument (back)
(approx. 5.1 kilometers away); La maison du commerce / The House of Commerce (approx. 5.1 kilometers away); Maisons d'aujourd'hui / Today's Houses (approx. 5.1 kilometers away); Les maisons de notables / Noteworthy Houses (approx. 5.1 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rimouski.
 
Also see . . .
1. René Lepage de Sainte-Claire. (Submitted on November 24, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. René Lepage de Sainte-Claire. (Submitted on November 24, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Association des Lepage d'Amérique inc. (Submitted on November 24, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Fédération des associations de familles du Québec. (Submitted on November 24, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., August 16, 2018
5. Seigneur René Lepage de Sainte-Claire Monument
 
 
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