(By Senators Chafin, Wooton and Manchin)

Honoring the life, career and achievements of Dr. Jacques Charbonniez.

Whereas, Dr. Jacques Charbonniez, the son of Pierre and Marie Charbonniez, was born in Beirut, Lebanon, on June 27, 1932. Dr. Charbonniez attended medical school at the University of Paris in Beirut, Lebanon. In 1959, he moved to Montreal, Canada, to undergo his medical internship followed by a move in 1962 to the United States to work in a country hospital in Maryland. Dr. Charbonniez then moved to Charleston, in 1963, to undergo a five-year plastic surgery resident training with Dr. Clyde Litton and went into private practice in 1970; and
Whereas, Dr. Charbonniez followed through on his desire to raise a family among the hills of West Virginia because it "felt like home" by fathering three children, Anne, born in 1967, Nicole, born in 1972, and Pierre, born in 1974; and
Whereas, Dr. Charbonniez is an avid outdoorsman, enjoying activities such as skiing, golfing, fishing, mountain biking and windsurfing; and
Whereas, Dr. Charbonniez has performed much volunteer work including helping crippled children by performing various surgeries. He has also served as a clinical professor in the West Virginia University School of Medicine and has performed various volunteer teaching and advising positions throughout the state of West Virginia; and
Whereas, Dr. Charbonniez plans to retire at the end of this year; therefore, be it,
Resolved by the Senate:
That the Senate of West Virginia hereby commends the life, career and achievements of Dr. Jacques Charbonniez; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Senate of West Virginia extends to Dr. Jacques Charbonniez its appreciation and admiration for his dedication to his family, career and fellow man; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the Senate is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to Dr. Jacques Charbonniez and his wife, Marlease Charbonniez.