Bernard Lamarre, Canadian soil mechanics engineer and businessman, Died at 84

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Bernard Lamarre was born on August 6, 1931, in Chicoutimi, Quebec and died on March 30, 2016.

He was a Canadian engineer and businessman.

He received a Bachelor of Applied Sciences in Civil Engineering from the École Polytechnique de Montréal in 1952.

In 1955, Lamarre received a Master of Science degree from Imperial College of Science and Technology .

Bernard Lamarre started work as a soil mechanics engineer with the firm of Lalonde & Valois eventually becoming president and chief executive officer of the firm now called Lavalin Group.

From 1993 to 1997, he was president of Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec .

During 1985, Bernard Lamarre was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in recognition for “his numerous and varied accomplishments” which “earned him a remarkable reputation as an engineer, businessman, and patron”.

Bernard Lamarre was also made an Officer of the National Order of Quebec and was promoted to Grand Officer in 2013.

Bernard Lamarre was awarded a Doctor of Laws, honoris causa from Concordia University.

Lamarre was a Fellow of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering and the Engineering Institute of Canada.

Bernard Lamarre passed away at 84 yrs old.