I was born in Bourget on December 2, 1925; My childhood and teen-age years were a very satisfying period of my life because of what God allowed me to experience and the upbringing and education I received both at home and at school. At the age of 17 or 18, I already knew what I wanted and where I wanted to go. My life plan had become clear in my mind.
My working life has been quite rewarding because I implicated myself as much in the business world as in the community.
For me, the necessary prerequisites to success were belief in God, respect of family values, self-confidence, respect for others, work and tenacity. People must always remember that they live in a society that has given much to them; therefore, it seems only normal to give back to society part of what we receive by way of community involvement.
Community involvement has always played a major part in Mr. Tassé’s activities, in spite of a heavy workload and continuous participation in various professional interest associations.
This involvement resulted not only in participation as a volunteer administrator but also in the form of financial assistance for various projects. Such implication occurred at the local, regional and international levels. At the local level, Mr. Tassé was a church warden and a founding member of parish community groups. Regionally, he founded the Society St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store in Hull, was chairman of the United Way campaign in Western Quebec and was also a member of the board of directors of the Université du Québec à Hull and the Centre hospitalier Pierre Janet foundations. At the international level, he provided financial support to community development projects in India and in Chad.
Humanitarian concern is more than a personal preoccupation. It is part of the set of organisational and management values of Les Immeubles E. Tassé.