Passing of Brother Alain de Grandpré

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UPDATE: A service for Brother de Granpré will be held at the Coopérative funéraire du Grand Montréal located at 2000, rue Cunard, in Laval, QC, on August 13, 2022, from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more information, click here.

We are saddened to announce the passing of Brother Alain de Grandpré, former president of Teamsters Quebec Joint Council 91, secretary-treasurer of Local Union 931, vice-president of the Québec Federation of Labour, and Fonds de solidarité FTQ board member. 

“Alain was a friend and colleague of mine for many years. I am saddened by his passing. On behalf of myself and the 125,000 members of Teamsters Canada, I would like to offer my sincerest condolences to his family and loved ones,” said the president of Teamsters Canada, François Laporte. 

Brother de Grandpré started as a warehouse worker and became a trustee on Local Union 931’s executive board. He was then hired as a business agent for his local in 1982. He rose to become his local’s recording secretary in 1986 and later served as secretary-treasurer from 1992 until his retirement in 2013. He served as secretary-treasurer under three local presidents: Pierre Deschamps, Richard Charruau, and Gerry Boutin. 

At the national level, Brother de Grandpré was also a trustee and later a member of the Teamsters Canada National Executive Board. He also held the position of National Representative.