Fonds Fonds 22 - Jean Pariseau fonds

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Jean Pariseau fonds

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PPCLI Fonds 22

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5 cm of textual records and other material

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Joseph Jean-Baptiste Pariseau, known as Jean Pariseau, was born on November 3, 1924, and was raised in Donnelly, Alberta. He enlisted with the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1943 and transferred to the Infantry in 1944. Commissioned in the Loyal Edmonton Regiment, he joined the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry regular force in 1952. He trained as a parachutist and served as an instructor at the Canadian School of Infantry. He served in Germany, the Congo and Cyprus. He was a military historian with the Directorate of History in 1968-1973. He was promoted to Captain ca. 1958 and to Major in 1965. After retirement from the Armed Forces in 1973, he was a lecturer, worked for the Commissioner of Official Languages, and became the Historien en Chef of the Directorate of History and Heritage and the President of the Canadian Commission of Military History. He also served as Vice President (East) of the PPCLI Association. He obtained a B.A. in history (University of Ottawa, 1962), an M.A. in history (University of Ottawa, 1973), and a doctorate in history (Université Paul Valéry, France, 1981). He was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada 20 October 1989. In 1948 he married Thérèse Maissoneuve, and they had five children, Jacques, Jocelyne, Suzanne (Mathieu), Robert, and Michel. He died on September 24, 2006.

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The fonds contains collected photos of Pariseau with captions (ca. 1983), extracts from his autobiography (ca. 1983), souvenirs from his Order of Canada investiture (1990) and the pre-publication edition of his autobiography "Just Another Patricia: A Canadian's Story" (1995).

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Gift of Jean Pariseau, 1983-1998


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On 1 September, 1996, The Directorate of History (DHist) and, The Directorate of Military Traditions and Heritage (DMTH) were amalgamated to form The Directorate of History and Heritage (DHH). The Canadian Forces (CF) Music Centre (CF Mus C) became a sub-unit of DHH on 1 April, 1997.

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