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 Félix Leclerc

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Félix Leclerc

  • Birth 2 Aug 1914 La Tuque, Mauricie Region, Quebec, Canada
  • Death 8 Aug 1988 Saint-Pierre-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Capitale-Nationale Region, Quebec, Canada
  • Burial Saint-Pierre-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Capitale-Nationale Region, Quebec, Canada
  • Memorial ID 5312241

Singer, Songwriter, Poet, Author. A native of La Tuque, Quebec, Leclerc is today widely considered the father of Quebec music. Dropping out of school in 1934, Leclerc took a job as a radio announcer in Quebec City. In 1939, he made his singing debut on radio with "Notre Sentier," a song he had written many years before while still in school. In 1941, he moved to Montreal where he became a radio scriptwriter for CBC. In 1950, he left Quebec to make his singing debut in Europe where he became an instant success. Returning to Quebec in 1953, he would spend the remainder of his life writing songs, poems, and theatrical plays. Many of the songs he wrote, such as "Moi, mes souliers," "Bozo," and "L'hymme au printemps," would later be re-recorded by some of Quebec's biggest singers. Over his career, he would receive numerous awards and honors, including being made an officer of the Order of Canada in 1968, Grand Officier de l'Ordre national du Quebec in 1985, and Chevalier de Legion d'honneur in 1986.

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  • Originally Created by: Patrick Blackburn
  • Added: 23 Mar 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5312241
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Félix Leclerc (2 Aug 1914–8 Aug 1988), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5312241, citing Cimetière de Saint-Pierre-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Saint-Pierre-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Capitale-Nationale Region, Quebec, Canada ; Maintained by Find A Grave .