November 16, 2021
Sophie Grégoire Trudeau on Remembrance Day paid a solemn tribute to her grandfather as being killed in Normandy in 1944 during the Second World War.
The only problem is Grégoire Trudeau’s grandfather wasn’t killed in Normandy and lived to the ripe old age of 83, says Blacklock’s Reporter.
The Prime Minister’s Office yesterday had no comment on the issue on Monday.
“Today we take the time to be deeply grateful for all the service and sacrifices of the women and men who have served Canada,” Grégoire Trudeau Trudeau wrote in a November 11 Facebook post.
“I share this poem that I wrote in tribute to my grandfather Jean Robert Grégoire.
“He lost his life during World War II. May his spirit and the spirit of all those who have dedicated to protecting our country inspire our daily bravery. We will remember. Always.”
However, Justin Trudeau’s wife had no grandfather killed in Normandy.
Federal records, including a Book Of Remembrance of war dead, lists a Lt. Jean Robert Grégoire, of Québec City, who was killed in Normandy in 1944 at age 22.
Grégoire Trudeau in a second social media post changed her story and said the Normandy casualty was her great-uncle.
“I know his spirit and spirits of all who served live on through us all. Lest we forget,” she wrote.
“To Robert,” read her poem, “Under the blue sky of Normandy”:
“With a sad heart to say goodbye
And offer a last greeting
For the courage that you had…”
“Your smile, I would have liked to see it in your happy days. We will be brave at home as you have been on the battlefield. On us you can count. Rest in peace, your little Sophie.”