Quebec loses another famous personality as Suzanne Lapointe leaves us

Quebec loses another famous personality as Suzanne Lapointe leaves us

Montreal (Quebec) 5 January 2015 – The start of the New Year saw the end of an era for the francophone population’s television viewing audience in the voice of Suzanne Lapointe.

Mme. Lapointe was a popular television personality, singer and actress whose name was a household word in the province.

Mme. Lapointe was best known more recently for her afternoon talk show Les Démons du midi, which she co-hosted with the late Gilles Latulippe that ran from 1987 to 1993 and after that on a cooking show called Attention c’est chaud on Radio-Canada which ran from 1996 to 1999.

She had acted in several plays in Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, and New York City.

She started her career in television by singing and then hosted a game show back in 1959 until 1963 called La poule aux oeufs d’or, (The chicken who laid golden eggs).

Always seemingly happy with an unforgettable laugh, Suzanne Lapointe built a reputation on being positive about everything she did and even had to fight breast cancer and the death of her husband while portraying herself on her many television appearances.

In the television business she worked for both Radio-Canada and Télé-Métropole in Montreal and had been awarded the Order of Canada in 2008 for her contribution to Canadian Society, by then Governor-General Michaëlle Jean.

She died peacefully in a retreat north of Montreal where she was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

Suzanne Lapointe was 80 years old.

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