Noted educator and Acadian activist Jean-Guy Rioux has passed away.
Rious died yesterday at the age of 76. He was born in Shippagan, studied at UdeM and then taught and was vice-president at the university’s Shippagan campus. He was president of the Société de L’Acadie du Nouveau-Brunswick for years.
Premier Brian Gallant issued a statement saying Rioux was a passionate champion of education and the Acadian culture not only in New Brunswick but across the country. Rioux was invested into the Order of Canada in 2012 and the Order of New Brunswick in 2016.