Lampron: Father Gustave Lampron

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Father Gustave Lampron

M. G. Pampron

Priest, Diocese of Hearst, Ontario.  Ordained 01 July 1935.   Said to have been a Montfort Missionary at some point

Lawsuit filed alleging sex abuse of young boy in the mid 1960’s.

According to data of Drumondville Historical Society (see July 1952), he owned his own seaplane.


Unless otherwise noted, the following information is drawn from those copies of the Canadian Catholic Church Directories (CCCD) which I happen to have in hand.

1991, 1985-86:  Not listed in CCCD index (CCCD)

1973-74:  540 107e Ave, Drummondville-Sud, Quebec s(CCCD – shown in index as retired)

1971-72:  Pastor Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Moonbeam, Co. D. Ontario (CCCD)

1968-69:  Pastor Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Moonbeam(CCCD)

1967:  Pastor, Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, Chapleau Algoma,  (CCCD)

with missions at Camp Martel, Camp Boisvert, Sheppard, and Morse (CCCD)

  • Chaplain for Chapleau Knights of Columbus (CCCD)

– sex abuse allegations filed in lawsuit  date to the mid 60s.

07 August 1963:  Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, Chapleau – French speech at dedication of plaque at Lady Minto Hospital (Lampron plaque at hosp. 1963 [from ‘The Michael J Morris Report’])

1959:  Pastor at St. Theresa of the Child Jesus, Geraldton, Thunder Bay, Ontario (CCCD)

July 1952:  flew to visit family in Drumodnville Quebec, – in,m according to this entry,  his own seaplane!! (Lampron – French article – flew his own seaplane to Drumondville, Quebec)

Below is a google translation of the above pdf file:

ID #: 53478

Drummond Historical Society

Background Information
“Priest visits in Drummondville airman”

Fr. Gustave Lampron, a missionary priest of Foley, Ontario, came to visit his family last week. But a remarkable fact of this visit is that the abbot Lampron made the trip in his own seaplane

“Priest aviator visits to Drummondville,” The Word (July 17, 1952): 1.
2 ID #: 53479

Drummond Historical Society

Background Information
“Priest visits in Drummondville airman”

Fr. Gustave Lampron, a missionary priest of Foley, Ontario, photographed near his own seaplane in Drummondville airport.

“Priest aviator visits to Drummondville,” The Word (17 July 1952): 16.


September 1960:  replaced at Geraldton by Father Jos Gregoire Esdras Des Fosses ( Lampron – Hearst Diocese – reference to time at Geraldton and Foleyet)

pre-Sept. 1960:  served at St. Theresa of the Child Jesus in Geraldton for unknown period of time, and prior to that served at Foleyet  ( Lampron – Hearst Diocese – reference to time at Geraldton and Foleyet)

16 May 1956:  St. Theresa of the Child Jesus in Geraldton.   Assisted Bishop Levesque blessing the new parish hall (Lampron Hearst Diocese – 1956 Geraldton)

08 June 1944:  Priest assistant at ordination to the priesthood of  Jos Gregoire Esdras Des Fosses in Hearst, Ontario

Date ?:  Foleyet for unknown period of time until transfer to Geraldton  ( Lampron – Hearst Diocese – reference to time at Geraldton and Foleyet)

According to the Sisters of  the Holy Cross, Father Lampron played an important role in the Foleyet school.  The school, which was staffed by the sisters,  opened in August 1932. ( Congregation of the Holy Cross re Lampron role in Foleyet school)

was Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows in Foleyet his first assignment after ordination?  It looks as though it may have been?

01 July 1935:  ORDAINED

10 Responses to Lampron: Father Gustave Lampron

  1. Michel says:

    If anyone has any information they wish to share regarding this Priest, I would love to hear from you as I am the Young Boy who was abused by this Man of the Cloth. The Church has been very good at erasing, deleting any information on this Priest. A site called Chapleau Geneology is an interesting read as there are a few comments about this Priest. It is however a closed Group however I believe comments can be viewed ONLY unless you are invited to the Group.

    • Amanda Maxwell says:

      Two days ago was the first time l read your 2016 message about Father Gustave Lampron. Ever since reading this I have been in shock; quite perturbed more describes it. From what I know about Father Lampron I never would have suspected he would be amongst one of the thousands of priest who used their positions to sexually abuse children and or vulnerable woman. I find it shocking to learn that yet another person, seemingly bénévolent can also be an abuser.
      Even though Ive read abusers are often charmers and project a profile that seems above reproach, nevertheless, I continue to be naive as to who is capable of committing such abuse and find it beyond my grasp to comprehend the scope of this horrid reality.

      My mother-in-law, age 85 lives with my husband and I. Father Gustave Lampron was her uncle. Without exagération, she speaks about him every single day. For her, he was a blessing in her life. She suffered a difficult childhood, yet one that she proclaims without having her uncle Gustave, there would have been no mercy in her life, no chance for protection or a future that he made possible for her. If you would like to know the other side of this obviously perturbed man, I can tell you about his family back ground, how he ended up owning a seaplane, and his acts of good deeds. I don’t in anyway want to undermine what you suffered at his hands. Four of my five sisters were sexually abused by three different perpetrators. I also have a brother who was sexually abuse by the choir master in the church. I have an uncle who was a priest. After his death he was accused and found guilty by a criminal court in the States. I am well aware the impact of sexual abuse lasts a life time. I’m offering the little information I have if you think this will give pieces of the puzzle to your understanding of Fr. Lampron.

  2. Patricia (Maurin) says:

    My brother Peter who passed away January/2013 informed me by phone that he had been abused by a catholic priest in Geraldton On. He passed away about a week after telling me. My mother had told me about this many years prior to Peter telling me. I was frozen when he mentioned this. It happened in the 1960’s. He had gone there to help him build something—carry lumber, etc. His life was ruined after this. Patricia

  3. Michel says:

    Patricia, First let me thank you personally for your response. I am so sorry that your Brother was not able to come forward and disclose this beast prior to his death. I myself did not come forward until my late 40’s and let me tell you it has been the hardest thing I have ever done in my Life. I am now 61 years old and have been waiting many years for my opportunity. My date is set for June 15th, 2017 with the RC Church and I will be so relieved when all is over. I am not going to say “closure” because there is no such thing as closure. The word “closure” has been used far to often these days, a way of dismissing the horrible acts to children and all in the name of God. How I wish I could have had the opportunity to meet your Brother in person and tell him that he did not nothing wrong. The Beast, the only word for Father Lampron took advantage of his Priestly Status to abuse young children. I always knew that I was not the only one. I am however up until now the only person to come forward and expose him for what he was. If you ever want to share with me directly on this subject, please ask Sylvia and she will give you my personal information on how to reach me. In fact, here is my e-mail:[xxxx]. Please accept my sincere condolences to you and your Family. It is my hope that others will come forward in the future. I no longer feel like that lone Island in the middle of the Ocean. I thank you very much for sharing with me. I apologize for the delay in responding to you, but I have not been on Sylvia’s site for a while now.

  4. Michel says:

    As I prepare for my case to be heard, tomorrow Thursday, June 15, 2017, please know that your Brother Peter, will be with me in Spirit and Soul. I am doing this for myself and all survivors/victims who may have found it too difficult to come forward. I will confront this Beast, this Servant of God and hope that the strength I show today will somehow reach any other survivor/victim. It is OK to be afraid, it is all part of the process. Thank you all for your Support throughout the past few years. This site has been an inspiration and I thank Sylvia from the very bottom of my heart. God is with me on this, I can feel his Grace upon Me. Thank You !

  5. Geenda says:

    Michel, best of luck and thank you for your courage.

  6. Rachel says:

    Hello Michel,

    I am somewhat related to this man (he falls somewhere within my Grandma’s family – I can’t remember exactly right now). Please reply if you can. I am curious as to how your trial went and perhaps I can help you find out further information. I only found out about this fairly recently.

    Thank you,

  7. Michel says:

    Rachel, after many years of dealing with the Catholic Church, the Diocese of Hearst, a very arrogant Bishop, I can say that my case is now over. Rachel, the Church and my Lawyer went to Mediation in October 2017. I could no longer Physically and Emotionally endure the pain I was put through as a Survivor of this horrible Angry and Sick Individual, Father Lampron. Unfortunately he was a sick Man like many other Priest who chose to hind behind the Cloth. I am sure that he had his demons and forgive him for whatever made him abuse. My three older Brothers were alter boys for Father Lampron and they quit being alter boys shortly after he arrived in Chapleau. My Brothers don’t really talk about it other than they were terrified by Father Lampron. I am 61 yrs of Age and finally at Peace. I thank God that I never went through with suicide though I did on 2 occasions seriously consider the option. My Faith in God, my Family and Friends were a tremendous help along the way as well as my Partner of 31 years. I don’t know what I can tell you about him that you may want to know except that he grew up in Quebec, he wanted to be a Physician, he came from a Family of 10 children and they were poor. He eventually went into the Priesthood and was sent to Northern Ontario to Priest. I have his complete background from the legal file notes and can try and answer whatever questions you may have. Have a great Day.

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