Jean-Claude Raby has served many roles in Cote Saint-Luc over his 38 year run in the Public Works Department. Starting off in the Samuel Moscovitch Arena and eventually driving the Zamboni ice resurfacer, J-C moved up through the years to serve as a light vehicle operator, a team leader and eventually a foreman.

Jean-Claude started working for the City in 1977, the same year that he married his wife, Celine. He started as an arena attendant and continued on to become the Zamboni operator. After 10 years at the arena and two sons, J-C moved on to a position at Public Works, as a light vehicle operator. During the merger and until the de-merger, J-C became the Team Leader for the Roads division. In 2006 Jean-Claude became a Public Works foreman, handling all things operations at different times for roads, signs, parks, waste and snow removal.

“Jean-Claude has been an invaluable employee, always willing to do his best for the residents and the City,” said Public Works Director Bebe Newman alst week. “He leaves with many memories from growing together with the City over the past few decades and we wish him the best for a wonderful retirement that he’ll share with Celine. After 38 years of service to a City that he respected and cared for, the City wishes Jean-Claude many years ahead filled with great joy and relaxation,” Newman said.

At a BBQ in his honour last week, Jean-Claude said good bye to his Public Works and extended city family, hung up his truck keys for the last time and set off in a new adventure with his wife, two children and seven grandchildren.

Read Mike Cohen’s moving tribute to Jean-Claude here.

I wish Jean-Claude many years of good health and happiness in all the lies ahead. Thank you very much, on behalf of generations of our residents who have benefited from your devotion to our beautiful city.