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Ernest Albert Haesler

Birth
Alsace, France
Death 18 Oct 2002 (aged 76)
Quebec, Canada
Burial Longueuil, Monteregie Region, Quebec, Canada
Memorial ID 10193107 · View Source
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Born an only-child in Strasbourg France, Ernest Haesler lost both his parents during his mid-teens and had to be transferred to an orphanage. After reaching his majority, he became interested in studying drafting and working for the French national railway. Always on the lookout for an opportunity, he finally grabbed a contract to work in Morocco supervising the construction of roads during the 1950's. Working in Morocco during that period was dangerous considering the mounting independence movement sweeping throughout North Africa. Local groups would prey upon European colonialists in an effort to oust them and proclaim their national freedom from European dominance. Ernest Haesler began sleeping with a revolver by his bedside for security reasons, and realized his time in Morocco was running out, but his luck had not run out yet. He began working on an American airforce base in Morocco and made some good friends there. A soldier from California invited him to immigrate to the United States and lured him with the promise of living the "american dream". Ernest Haesler came back to France to invite his fiancé to later join him in America to get married. The flight to California had a stop in Montréal, Canada to change planes or refuel. Arriving in Montréal in the spring of 1957, Ernest Haesler would never continue his flight to California. He decided that Montréal would become his city of adoption. His wife-to-be, Nicole Flautat joined him later that summer. They married in September 1957 in the presence of a belgian couple they had befriended in Montréal. They had three children, a daughter and two sons. Ernest Haesler began working for a petroleum company as a construction superintendant and kept the same occupation until he retired in 1986. In 1987 he decided to fly back to Morocco and travel down memory lane. He was not disappointed, his original roads were still there after some thirty years! The retirement years were quiet and Ernest Haesler travelled mostly back to France every couple of years to visit family and friends. Ernest Haesler's health began to deteriorate in his late 60's early 70's. He was often being hospitalised for stomach, heart and lung ailments, and hospital visits were constantly increasing. He passed away on the day of his 76th birthday in the early afternoon. He was laid to rest at the Alfred-Dallaire Complexe Rive-Sud cemetary in Longueuil Québec.


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  • Created by: haesler
  • Added: 30 Dec 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10193107
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ernest Albert Haesler (18 Oct 1926–18 Oct 2002), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10193107, citing Cimetière Près du Fleuve, Longueuil, Monteregie Region, Quebec, Canada ; Maintained by haesler (contributor 46603672) .