Remembering the late Jean-Pierre Gratton
We are deeply saddened by the recent passing of a former CSB colleague and cherished friend on January 12, 2022. Mr. Jean-Pierre Gratton passed away peacefully at the age of 80 years young. He was surrounded by his loving family who supported him until his passing.
We would like to recognize and remember Jean-Pierre’s contribution as a member of the Department of Material Resources (MRS, also, formerly known as Equipment Services), who served as a superintendent of MRS, then as the coordinator of MRS, and finally as the Director of MRS. During his time with the CSB, he was a prominent actor in several construction projects, including the new CSB Head Office based in Mistissini, the relocation of its office from Val D’Or to Mistissini, and the modernization of many schools and offices. He showed exceptional talents as a skilled negotiator representing the CSB’s interests in securing funding for construction and renovation projects (his famous expression was: “We are going to rock their boat!”)
Jean-Pierre was a good-hearted person who will be deeply missed by those who had the pleasure to know him personally. We wish to recognize and thank him for his many contributions to our Cree Students and employees; he was indeed an excellent role model for all of us.