• Français

Our history

Justine Lacoste-Beaubien

Justine Lacoste-Beaubien devoted more than 60 years to the cause of sick children.

Time line

1877
The sixth child in a family of 13, including 7 daughters, Justine Lacoste was born on October1st in the large house located at 71 Saint-Hubert in Montreal.
1885
The young Justine entered Hochelaga convent as a boarder. The institution was run by the congregation of Saint-Nom-de-Jésus-et-de-Marie.
1895
Justine finished her studies.
1899
Le 25 octobre, JOn October 25, Justine married Louis de Gaspé-Beaubien, a well-known and respected businessman. He owned the Beaubien Produce and Milling Company and later founded the Maison L.G. Beaubien et Cie. He was very active in financial circles in Montreal and became President of the Montreal Stock Exchange in 1932.
1907
On May 18, Dr. Irma Levasseur began to raise interest among women in her project to found a children’s hospital. To this effect, she contacted Mrs. Alfred Thibaudeau, who turned to Justine Lacoste-Beaubien.

On November 26, Justine Lacoste-Beaubien met Dr. Irma Levasseur.

On November 30, Mrs. Lacoste-Beaubien and Mrs. Thibaudeau met friends of theirs who were also former boarders at the Saint-Nom-de-Jésus-et-de-Marie convent in order to bring the project to completion.

The original collaborators were Mrs. Théodule Bruneau (née Lucie Lamoureux), Miss Euphrosine Rolland and Mrs. Arthur Berthiaume (née Blanche Bourgoin). The first Board of Directors was formed.
1908
Justine began negotiations to elicit the collaboration of the Congregation of the Filles de la Sagesse nuns in providing the training of specialized pediatric nurses and managing the internal operations of the Institution.
1910
The Filles de la Sagesse gave six of their members the mandate to manage the internal operations of the Hôpital Sainte-Justine and the administration of the nursing school École des infirmières.
1939
On November 14th Louis de Gaspé-Beaubien, Justine Lacoste-Beaubien’s husband, passed away.
1966
Justine chaired her last Board of Directors’ meeting and her last annual meeting.

On May 18, she resigned her position at the head of the Corporation de l'Hôpital Sainte-Justine. Mrs. Roger Lacoste (born Marcelle Hémond) succeeded her.
1967
On January 17, at the age of 90, Justine Lacoste-Beaubien passed away at home following a short illness.

Photos

  • img_notre-histoire_JLB_annees-50
  • img_notre-histoire_JLB_cardinal-paul-emile-leger
  • img_notre-histoire_JLB_fin-annees-50
  • img_notre-histoire_JLB_jeune-justine

Learn more...

To learn more about the history of Sainte-Justine and its founder, we suggest you read the following references: Une femme, mille enfants : Justine Lacoste-Beaubien, by Madeleine des Rivières. Les Éditions Bellarmin, 1987 - 271 pages.

About this page
Edited by Olivier Cozette
Updated on 11/28/2016
Created on 7/18/2014
Alert or send a suggestion

Every dollar counts!

Thank you for your generosity.

It is thanks to donors such as you that we are able to accelerate research discoveries, to heal more children every year and to continue to offer world-class care.

It is also possible to give by mail or by calling toll-free

1-888-235-DONS (3667)

Contact Us

514 345-4931

Legal

© 2006-2014 CHU Sainte-Justine.
All rights reserved. 
Terms of Use,  Confidentiality,  Security

Warning

All information contained within the CHU Sainte-Justine site should not be used as a substitute for the advice of a duly qualified and authorized medical practitioner or any other health professional. The information provided on this site is intended for educational and informational purposes only.

Consult your physician if you feel ill or call 911 for any medical emergency.

CHU Sainte-Justine