Gerard Marc-Aurèle

Gerard Marc Aurele Formadrain

In 1969, Gerard Marc-Aurèle founded Drainamar Inc., a plumbing company.  The company offers all services related to sewers including CCTV, grouting, lining, testing, flow measurements etc. After building the company to more than 100 employees, he sold DRAINAMAR in 1999.

He founded FORMADRAIN Inc. in 1994 and now the company has authorized installers in Canada and the United States.

He also developed a number of industry-leading processes including FORMADRAIN and FORMAPREC® (for industrial applications) and was greatly involved in the development of the FORMAQUA® Process (a water main lining technology which is not commercialized at this time).

A true industry pioneer, he was also involved in many other R&D projects related to the FORMADRAIN Process and specialized equipment needed to implement it including: thermo mandrel, liner, robots, controls devices, steam units, etc. He also invented much of the equipment that propelled Drainamar to the position of industry leader in the sewer market.

He had more than 40 years of experience in plumbing, and more than 15 years experience in sewers and water main specialized services.

It is with regret that we announce the passing of Mr Gérard Marc-Aurèle, the husband of Gisèle Mandeville Marc-Aurèle, on September 30, 2016.  He is survived by his children: Daniel (Ginette Tremblay), Sylvain (Lucie Larose), Michel (Lise Boivin), Nicole (Peter Franc); his grandchildren: Eric, Josée Denis, Patrick, Carl Bruno, Sébastien , Emilia and Pascal; his great-grandchildren: Elliot, Zackary, Dahlia, Rafael, Benjamin, Gabriel, Florence, Jacob, Rosalie, Noam; his brother Germain and sisters Fernande, Rita and Eliane.


Gerard served as president of the CMMTQ District of Montreal for several years. He was an active member of the Employers’ Council of Quebec and member of the group of business leaders.  Passionate and hard worker, he will be missed.  He loved life, his family, friends and all those around him in any way whatsoever.


We also want to thank all the staff of the Hospital Marie-Clarac (Palliative Care Unit) for all good loving care they have given him. They were greatly appreciated.