In 1945, Turmel joined Compagnie Denault Ltée as sales manager and later took over control of the company. In 1969, he negotiated the merger of three independent food companies (Denault Ltée, Couvrette et Provost and Lamontagne Ltée) and formed Provigo Inc., one of the largest food chains in Canada. He retired from Provigo in 1985 and sat on the boards of the National Bank of Canada, Canadian General Electric, Noranda Inc., Québec-Téléphone, Shell Canada, UAP Inc., Canada Development Investment Inc. and Groupe La Laurientienne. He holds an honorary doctorate from the Université de Sherbrooke and in 1982 became an Officer of the Order of Canada.
- MLA 8TH EDITION
- Niosi, Jorge. "Antoine Turmel". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 24 April 2017, Historica Canada. https://thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/antoine-turmel. Accessed 19 January 2020.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- Niosi, J., Antoine Turmel (2017). In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/antoine-turmel
- CHICAGO 17TH EDITION
- Niosi, Jorge, "Antoine Turmel". In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published June 04, 2008; Last Edited April 24, 2017. https://thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/antoine-turmel
- TURABIAN 8TH EDITION
- Niosi, Jorge. The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "Antoine Turmel", Last Edited April 24, 2017, https://thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/antoine-turmel
|Article by||Jorge Niosi|
|Published Online||June 4, 2008|
|Last Edited||March 31, 2017|
Antoine Turmel, OC, businessman (born 25 April 1918 in Thetford Mines, QC; died 6 December 2012 in Montréal, QC).