André J. Brochet passed away on April 2nd.  Photo: Website of Lépine Cloutier / Athos

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André J. Brochet passed away on April 2nd. Photo: Website of Lépine Cloutier / Athos

The judge at the Court of Quebec, André J. Brochet, died on April 2, in Quebec. He was 74 years old.

“He was more than my lawyer, he was a friend, a confidant. We are appalled at his sudden death ”, wrote Claude Belanger, on the page of his obituary.

Mr. Bélanger was André J. Brochet’s first client, when he was still a lawyer.

“Only a few weeks ago, we met André while walking on the Plains in Quebec. He reminded me with pleasure that I was his oldest client, because I was his first client. We shared lots of good times and not so good times ”.

Born in the Gaspé, the magistrate moved to Quebec to establish his family and pursue his career in law. He was appointed to the Court of Quebec in January 2005.

“I am really saddened by the sudden and premature departure of my friend and colleague. I offer my most sincere condolences to his wife, his children and grandchildren, as well as to all his parents, ”added the magistrate. Jean Becu, of the Court of Quebec.

Behind the magistrate’s face, Mr. Brochet was described as an avid reader and politician, as well as an avid sports fan.

“Judge Brochet will have been a mentor, an ally and a precious confidant for me. Our laughter and our many political and sporting discussions will miss me forever, ”added the lawyer. Eric Beaulieu.

“A very great gentleman who will have marked my career with a positive and pleasant mark. My most sincere condolences to the whole family and loved ones ”.