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Joseph-Fernand Fafard (25 August 1882 – 14 May 1955) was a Laurier Liberal then a Liberal party member of the House of Commons of Canada. He was born in L'Islet, Quebec and became a land surveyor.

The Hon.

J. Fernand Fafard
Senator for De la Durantaye, Quebec
In office
29 January 1940 – 14 May 1955
Appointed byWilliam Lyon Mackenzie King
Preceded byÉmile Fortin
Succeeded byJean-François Pouliot
Member of Parliament for L'Islet
In office
December 1917 – October 1935
Preceded byEugène Paquet
Succeeded byriding dissolved
Member of Parliament for Montmagny—L'Islet
In office
December 1935 – January 1940
Preceded byriding created
Succeeded byLéo Kemner Laflamme
Personal details
Born(1882-08-25)25 August 1882
L'Islet, Quebec
Died14 May 1955(1955-05-14) (aged 72)
Quebec City, Quebec
Political partyLaurier Liberals
Spouse(s)1) Héva Girard
m. 5 February 1912
d. 1935[1]
2) A. Paquet[2]
RelationsAdine Fafard-Drolet (sister)
Occupationland surveyor

Fafard attended L'Islet College and fr:Collège de Lévis. In 1901, he surveyed land in Alberta and Saskatchewan for his probationary course and in 1905 earned his diploma. He was the first to conduct a land survey of the Abitibi region and also became vice-president of the Quebec Land Surveyors Association.[1]

He was first elected to Parliament under the Laurier Liberals party banner at the L'Islet riding in the 1917 general election and re-elected under the Liberal Party there in 1921, 1925, 1926 and 1930. With riding boundary changes, Fafard was re-elected for the Liberals in 1935 at the Montmagny—L'Islet riding.

In 1940, after completing his term in the 18th Canadian Parliament, Fafard was appointed to the Senate for the De la Durantaye, Quebec division and continued in that role until his death on 14 May 1955 in Quebec City following an unidentified brief illness.[2]


  1. ^ a b Normandin, A.L. (1936). Canadian Parliamentary Guide.
  2. ^ a b "Sen. Fafard Dies / 22 Seats Empty". Toronto Star. 16 May 1955. p. 5. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)

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