Death of The Most Reverend Gérard Tremblay, P.S.S. Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of the Archdiocese of Montréal

Friday, October 04 2019

The Most Reverend Gérard Tremblay, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of the Archdiocese of Montréal, died on 28 September 2019, one month prior to his 101st birthday.

Bishop Tremblay was born on 27 October 1918 in Montréal and was ordained a priest 16 June 1946 following the completion of his theological formation at the Grand séminaire de Montréal. He then pursued further studies in spirituality, theology and catechesis. Before being appointed Bishop, he taught at Collège André-Grasset and the Grand séminaire de Montréal and likewise served in various pastoral capacities at parishes within Montréal and in neighbouring dioceses. He was also the Second General Consultor for the Sulpician Province of Canada from 1970 to 1976. On 20 March 1981, he was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Montréal, in which capacity he served for ten years.

As a member of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), he served on the French Sector Commission for Liturgy and the Sacraments, 1985 to 1989. In 1991, Bishop Tremblay resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of Montréal and subsequently served as the Superior of the Saint-Sulpice Seminary in Montréal for a period of five years prior to his retirement. From 1991 to 1992, he was also Bishop ponens for what was then the pastoral district of James Bay.

The funeral Mass will be held Saturday 12 October at 10:30 a.m. in the main chapel of the Grand Séminaire de Montréal, with the Most Reverend Christian Lépine, Archbishop of Montréal presiding.