The story behind Rue Françoise-Aubut


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Rue Françoise-Aubut is a short residential street in the Cap-Rouge district of Quebec City, between Rue du Domaine and Rue Élisabeth-Becker.

This street is named in honour of Françoise Aubut (1922-1984), an organist and music teacher who was born in Saint-Jérôme. She was the great-granddaughter of Calixa Lavallée (1842-1891), who is best known for composing the music for “O Canada,” which officially became Canada’s national anthem in 1980.