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Near Rennes, Robert Marchand celebrated his centenary

ROBERT MARCHAND
ROBERT MARCHAND © photo provided by the family

Robert Marchand; resident of the Les Jardins du Castel nursing home; in Châteaugiron; celebrated his 100 years; Tuesday; November 9; 2021; surrounded by his family; friends; neighbors and personnel from his sector.

“Son of a grocer; dad lived all his youth in the Ternes neighborhood in 17me district of Paris –; relates his son Franck Marchand.

Succeeds in contest of police inspectors; exercising its functions in Bourges. Then join the Resistance. “Will be enlisted as a volunteer in the army of the Rhine and the Danube under the authority of General Delattre. Then Dad worked; like many in his family; in the corral. “

He develops a passion for reading and literaturee; and eventually became a representative of multiple cards; particularly in terms of publishing children’s books “like the Rouge et Or collection or the Dupuis comics.”

Representative of the main publishers

In 1961 he even became a representative of the Presses de la Cité publishing house; then Plon and finally Julliard in 1965. -We lived in Brest then;– recalls his son. And then it was thearrival in Rennes in 1969 take over the agency of the Presses de la Cité group; for the five Breton departments. “

Table tennis world championship

And it was in July 1977 that the family moved to Châteaugiron; Robert Marchand joined many associations such as veterans and the table tennis; even participating; 20 years ago; in the veterans world championship in tokyo !

Once retired; he is in charge of the revision of the medalist works and of the historical association of the country of Châteaugiron.

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