Guillaume Gagnier. French hornist, bassist, b Montreal 9 Dec 1890, d there 22 Aug 1962. He began theory lessons with his father, Joseph, and then studied french horn with Charles Tanguy and a Mr Debleye. In the 1920s he had lessons on the double-bass from Léon Wathieu of the Chicago SO. He was the principal french horn of the Canadian Grenadier Guards Band in 1913 and the CSM Orchestra 1935-50 and was a member of the Gagnier Woodwind Quintet 1942-9. Gagnier appeared in numerous CBC radio and TV concerts and played double-bass in several Montreal theatre orchestras.
See also J.-J. Gagnier, René Gagnier, Armand Gagnier, Ernest Gagnier, Lucien Gagnier, Réal Gagnier, Roland Gagnier, Claire Gagnier, Gérald Gagnier, and Ève Gagnier (all members of the same musical family).