Languages: French and English
Alain Pierre was born in Cairo, Egypt, and has lived in Montreal since 1989. He is a father, step-father, father-in-law, and since April 2016, a grandfather to baby Talia. Alain Pierre is married to Cym Gomery, also a UU—it was Rev. Diane Rollert who performed the nuptials, back in 2008. He has been attending the UCM since 2007, yet, in true UU style, he considers himself a Catholic, while practicing and (to anyone who will listen) preaching Buddhism. Alain’s mother tongue is French, but he also speaks fluent English and Arabic and of course Egyptian! His nickname in his youth was Halak (“the barber”) because he is fond of expounding on all kinds of topics!
Alain is a project manager at Bombardier Aerospace, where he has worked for 26 years. Needless to say, perhaps, he considers loyalty the greatest virtue! In his spare time, he likes to work out, or to watch movies (with a strong preference for action movies à la Jean-Claude Van Damme). This sporty and sexy sexagenarian has participated in the Ride to Conquer Cancer five times in a row! —Cym Gomery