Hector Besner Fund & Scholarship

Hector Besner

Hector Besner, son of Louis Besner and Alma Bourbonnais, was born in Saint-Clet on September 18, 1933. His family moved to Coteau-du-Lac in 1937. After primary studies at the Wilson Academy and studies classics at the Valleyfield Seminary, he studied theology at the Université de Montréal. On August 24, 1958, he was ordained a priest in the diocese of Valleyfield and practiced his priesthood as a priest and parish priest in Beauharnois, Salaberry-de-Valleyfield and in the greater Suroît region.

In addition, Hector Besner was a teacher for a few years at Valleyfield College. When he retired in 1991, he returned to live in Coteau-du-Lac. He has written several monographs on the history of Coteau-du-Lac, on the seigniorial past of Soulanges and on the Wilson family. Mr. Besner was president and founding member of the Coteau-du-Lac History Society and the Besner Family Association. Hector Besner passed away on April 25, 2008.

Laureat 2017

Alexis Dufresne-Diamond

Hector-Besner Scholarship Award 2017

Laureate 2018

Patricia Théberge
Photos of the 2018 Hector-Besner scholarship ceremony

Laureat 2019

Nicolas Bastien-Besner

Laureate 2020

Élisabeth Alain

Laureate 2021

Marie De Guise

Invitation from André Besner, president AFB

January 30, 2017

The Hector-Besner Collegiate Scholarship, a collaboration between the Valleyfield College Foundation and the Besner Family Association.