Hardy, Louis-Laurent, 1918-2005

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Hardy, Louis-Laurent, 1918-2005

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      • Hardy, Louis-Laurent
      • Hardy, Laurent

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      1918-2005

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      Louis-Laurent Hardy, mostly known as Laurent Hardy, was born in 1918. He was an archivist at Radio-Canada. Around 1977, he started a project that was dear to him – a study of Domina C. Jalbert (1904-1991), a Quebecois inventor and expert on parachutes. Jalbert’s principle inventions were: a Kytoon (1943); a Multi-Cell parachute (1952); a Multi-Cell Glide Canopy (1962); the Jalbert Airfoil or Parafoil (1963); and the Jalbert Spinnaker (197-?). Beyond conducting research, Hardy also began to write to Jalbert in 1977. The two men exchanged correspondence up until 1991 when Jalbert died. Hardy made it his mission to spread information on Jalbert’s achievements through the publication of articles and by writing to Canadian and American associations and to eminent personalities. After Jalbert’s death, Hardy also sought to preserve his memory by seeking a repository for his archives and research. Hardy died in 2005.

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      Written by A. Torrance, 2018-10. Translated by Céline Mongeau, Larocque Linguistic Services, 2024-02. Entered by A. Torrance, 2024-02.

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