Georges Albert Daigle was born the 16 March 1923 in St-Edouard de
Lotbiniere, Quebec. His primary schooling was done at the College St-Edouard,
and his classical studies were done at the Seminaire de Quebec and at
Trois Rivieres. He completed his B.A. at the University of Saint Dunstan,
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island in 1945.
September 1945, he entered medical studies at the University of Laval
,graduating 5 years later as a medical doctor. He received his licence
from the Medical College of Canada.
1950 to 1952 he practised general medicine in the Beauce, Quebec before specializing
in orthopaedics. After five years of further study he became a certified
orthopaedic surgeon. In 1957 he became a Fellow of Royal College of
Surgeons of Canada. In 1958 he was inducted in the Fellowship of the
American College of Surgeons. As the founder of the Orthopaedic
Department at Hotel Dieu in Levis, Quebec, he was the Chief of Services
for 25 years.
involved in his community, he founded the Youth Adaptation Centre, Inc
and was a founding member of Credit Union of St-Yvee (1954) in Sillery,
Daigle is a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus and is very active in the business
community. He formed the foremost telecommunications company in the
Quebec City area and is the president of two prominent realty companies
and vice president of International Life Insurance Co.
Daigle's started in april of 1941 at the Canadian Officers Training
Course (COTC) at the University of Laval and summer training at
Valcartier in 1942.
to 1944 he served as a sergeant in the 12th Reserve Army Tank Regiment
and completed summer training at Farnham over these two years.
September 1944 to July 1945, he studied at St. Dunstam's University,
Charlottement, PEI and continuing his military studies in the COTC.
Returning to the University of Laval as a medical student in September
1945, he continued his military studies at the University's COTC until
to a naval career, he joined HMCS Montcalm Reserve Naval Unit in a
program sponsored by the University Naval Training Division, from 1947
to 1949. He also served aboard HMCS Haida as a Sick Bay Attendant, and
participated several exercises in the Atlantic as far south as Bermuda.
career became air-orientated when he became part of Medical Unit 4014 in
Quebec from October 1954 to 1964 going from Flying officer to Squadron
Leader. In 1955 he was the Chief Medical Officer at RCAF Station
Marveille, France. On the 22 January, 1964, he left the service after a
career of 21 years and one month.
continued his affiliation with the service by volunteering as the
medical officer for 776 (Levis) Air Cadet Squadron from 1968 to 1990.
since 1968, Major Daigle is married to Germane Landry and have six
children and nine grand-children. Living in Levis, Quebec he spends his
time looking after personal business affaires, reading, and playing
as the first ever Honorary Colonel of 439 Tiger Squadron on the 8 of
June 1995, Colonel (H) Daigle has diligently promoted the Tigers with
distinction. Honorary only in title, Col(H) Daigle proved to be a true
Tiger , we are proud to have known and served with him.