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Old 13-05-16, 15:46
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It is with sad heart to inform everyone that my dear friend Andre Gibeault has passed away this week.Funeral arrangements have been made for next Wednesday. More details can be found if you follow this link. He will be missed.

http://www.rodriguemontpetitfils.com/en/obituaries.html
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Old 13-05-16, 18:43
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It is so sad to learn today of Andre's passing. He has been a good friend for many years. My condolences to his family and friends.

To the HMV community he will be best remembered for his superior military vehicle restorations and his generousity. Andre's restorations always included the best and most complete kit to properly showcase the vehicle.

Andre was a consistent supporter of the OMVA swap meets, coming from a very long way to set up and sell at very fair prices.

He will be greatly missed.

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Old 13-05-16, 21:49
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Default It is a sad day indeed

I will send my condolences to the Gibeault family. Many parts on my M38A1 are courtesy of his incredible resources.

I wonder what will become of his collection?
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Old 13-05-16, 23:55
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Eric, Andre's son will be taking care of everything in due time.
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Old 14-05-16, 03:41
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Andre was a strong supporter of OMVA, having attended many of our fall, spring and summer shows despite the long drive from Montreal. He owned and restored a very wide variety of military vehicles, many of which had been donated to museums. He will be very much missed. Brian
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Old 14-05-16, 04:52
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Never met him personally, nor had any dealings with him, but his was a name from the Canadian Collecting Fraternity that I have heard for a long long time.

Condolences to family and friends.
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Old 14-05-16, 11:42
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a couple of times, a very nice man. My condolences. Rob Fast
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Old 14-05-16, 16:57
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A great guy. A pleasure to know.

He will be missed.

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Old 14-05-16, 17:17
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Default Dear Andre

You will be missed. You were an inspiration to many others in the Hobby. Always fair with your prices and trades and the personal efforts that you made to attend numerous OMVA flea markets were greatly appreciated.... God only knows that you travelled great distance to assist other ans socialize...it cwertainly was not a bread winner for you.

We visited his residence or should I say his collection on a few occasion and even had the pleasure of having lunch with Jacqueline or Quiquine as ANdre called her...... their hospitality was overwhelming.

We will miss you dearly.

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Old 15-05-16, 03:47
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Great guy, always liked talking with him at the meets. It won't be the same without him.

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Old 16-05-16, 22:11
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I'm travelling up there tomorrow for the viewing and the funeral on Wednesday. I will pass on a link to his family so they can read your condolences.
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Old 17-05-16, 18:04
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I write this on behalf of my father Dirk Leegwater, he has a lot of good memories on André.
His thoughts are with his family and friends.
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Old 17-05-16, 19:41
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Very sorry to hear about his passing. I always enjoyed talking with him at the shows and picked up some nice pieces from him over the years. Please pass on my condolences to his family.
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Old 18-05-16, 16:39
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I never had the pleasure to meet him in person, but he was a well-known collector in the Canadian HMV fraternity.

Those of you who are in close contact with his family and friends, please pass on condolences on behalf of MLU.

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Old 19-05-16, 04:36
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The services today were wonderful with them finishing up with bagpipes and the firing of the 25 pounder 3 times. Andre would of truly love it.
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Old 23-05-16, 02:14
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Rest in peace Andre, all the good times up in Malone with George and the others and all the other times we had such a good time , you will be missed,
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Old 18-06-17, 22:43
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http://www.journaldemontreal.com/201...mes-de-700-000

François Quesnel with part of the collection during the exhibition of the Arms collectors' association of Lower Canada.

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CARL VAILLANCOURT

Sunday, 18 June 2017 00:00

Dozens of weapons that have served in the major wars of the last two centuries, including the American Civil War, are currently on sale by the largest collector in Canada.

François Quesnel inherited the task of selling the collection of his friend André Gibeault's collection after his death in May 2016.

This is truly impressive and has 300 to 400 period weapons that have served in the greatest wars of the last two centuries. The collection would be valued at between $ 700,000 and $ 750,000.

British Civil War guns, European hunting pistols, German weapons used during the Second World War are part of it. But the most prestigious pieces are the trade guns that remain the most prized because of their history.
"In the early 1800s, French settlers arrived here in Lower Canada, and exchanges trade rifles for animal skins to Amerindians," Quesnel said. After a few years, the settlers extended the cannons of the weapons, which allowed them to amass even more skins, a way to benefit more. "

Unique models

The models of rifles confirm this, since the size of the guns varies from 43 to 57 inches, a difference of 14 inches between the model dating from 1820 and that of 1830.

The value of the three trade rifles ranges from $ 3,000 to $ 6,000, the most expensive at the Lower Canada Artillery Collectors Association (LACCA) exhibition in Longueuil on May 6, according to The person responsible for the event, Pierre Gagné.

In addition to collecting projectile weapons, André Gibeault was also considered the largest collector of military vehicles in Canada, according to CABC board chair Claude Avon.

"The most impressive of his collection is his military vehicles, army jeeps, it's really special," he said. The military vehicles were stored at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa.

A golden collection

Well aware of the quantity of weapons to sell, Mr. Quesnel knows very well that it will take several years to sell the entire arsenal without having to resort to auctions.

"We know very well that we could liquidate at auction, but we would lose a large part of the value. We're going to be patient, "he said.
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Old 19-06-17, 10:00
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A guy from Quebec posted me some info and pics when I was researching the C8 body , must have been around 1995 . Can't remember the guys name but he visited Andre's collection around 1995 and took some pics of the C8 in the collection.
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Old 24-10-17, 03:50
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Default Follow up on Andre's collection

I spoke to a fellow who had helped appraise Andre's collection for the Canadian War Museum.

He had two running halftracks, a third nearly ready and a couple of derelicts. A "few" of his pieces are in the background of the condolences card someone had posted. The choicest runner was purchased by the CWM as well as about half the others. No word on where those went. This would be the second or third major acquisition from him by the Museum. Other earlier exchanges included the bullet-riddled Mercedes staff car and an experimental tracked Jeep.

So, Andre who lived a quiet happy life in rural Quebec amassing a spectacular collection has become probably the single most important contributor to Canada's most prominent HMV grouping. His legacy is indeed a legacy.
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...His legacy is indeed a legacy...
You're right and I agree...
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Old 24-10-17, 22:19
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For those who are asking where André Gibeault collection went.
We the " 3rd Montreal Field Battery of Artillery" (3BAM) have received from André’s son Éric the following :
One 25 Pdr gun, a 25 Pdr limber, and a CGT 1940 cab 11, in perfect condition.
We received many parts and accessories for 25 Pdr and CMP.
We also received his collection of miniature military toys, which is now housed at our museum at the Côte-des-Neiges armoury in Montréal.

Late Monsieur André Gibeault, was a great supporter of our mission to the veteran and to the Artillery.
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Old 25-10-17, 00:44
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It's nice to know that Andre's superbly restored and kitted out military vehicles are finding their way to good homes and that they will be appreciated.

Does anyone have an update on where the C15TA has gone?

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Old 25-10-17, 01:21
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For those who are asking where André Gibeault collection went.
We the " 3rd Montreal Field Battery of Artillery" (3BAM) have received from André’s son Éric the following :
One 25 Pdr gun, a 25 Pdr limber, and a CGT 1940 cab 11, in perfect condition.
We received many parts and accessories for 25 Pdr and CMP.
We also received his collection of miniature military toys, which is now housed at our museum at the Côte-des-Neiges armoury in Montréal.

Late Monsieur André Gibeault, was a great supporter of our mission to the veteran and to the Artillery.
Gilles
Hi Gilles
I remember Andre telling me that he wanted you guys to have those. Andre was a great friend to many museums and not just in donating his collection but by imparting his knowledge. There wasn't a question I couldn't ask the man. He will be missed.

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