“My father, I will tell you frankly, he was not a man who was ready to die. He was in good health, still had the drive to work, and loved what he did. He also loved the people around him,'' underlines Claude Lampron's daughter, who does not want to be named, but who wants to pay tribute to her father.
She was with her brother on Wednesday when he played a bon vivant who spent his life traveling for miles. He traveled across Canada from east to west for a long time, but for many years he focused on the local area.
“He was a loving person, he was a person with a heart.”
Claude Lampron was driving a twelve-wheeler truck Monday when a car went out of his lane against the flow of traffic and caused a fatal accident on Highway 30. Three people lost their lives, including those in their own car. The coroner's office confirmed Wednesday afternoon that the two other victims are Daniel Leduc, 54, of Nicolet, and Sylvain Jette, 60, of Stoke, Estree.
Mr. Lampron's daughter immediately felt the worst when she saw that her father's sister had tried to contact him through social networks.
“My first question was: Are you my father?”
The worst was confirmed when her aunt asked to speak to her in person. A blow through messenger camera that will not be forgotten.
Both of Claude Lampron's children will have fond memories of their father.
“He was really smiling. He always looked for positivity. He was more optimistic than pessimistic.
They do not feel resentment towards anyone, except that light has yet to be shed to explain what caused the first car to change lanes in the opposite direction. He is still hopeful that the three deaths will not be in vain and that security will be improved if needed.
“But this is not just a change in the road. There’s a demeanor there,” the young woman recalls.
Meanwhile, at the Ford site where Mr. Lampron worked, workers were still fighting on Wednesday.
“We miss his presence, that's for sure,” says Mario Dallaire, who met Claude Lampron at the construction site. A “work friend,” as he calls her. The two liked to cross paths, tease each other, sometimes talk to each other over the radio waves.
Depending on the day, Mario Dallaire might pass 12 to 14 times over the section where the accident occurred, and where distorted railings remind of the violence of the impacts.
“On the first day, I made a symbolic gesture. As I passed by, I turned on my four flashers and my security lights, thinking about her.
According to him, driving a truck is the most beautiful job in the world, even though it can be brutal.
“They say ‘motorway’… but there is no divider in between, and we drive 100km. “Yes, I find it dangerous.”
They have seen no change in behavior since 2:14 p.m., Monday, on Highway 30…