|Sir Marie-Joseph-Eugène Fiset|
KCMG DSO ED
|18th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec|
December 30, 1939 –October 3, 1950
|Governor General|| The Lord Tweedsmuir |
The Earl of Athlone
The Viscount Alexander of Tunis
|Premier|| Adélard Godbout |
|Preceded by||Ésioff-Léon Patenaude|
|Succeeded by||Gaspard Fauteux|
|Member of the Canadian Parliament |
September 2, 1924 –December 30, 1939
|Preceded by||Joseph-Émile-Stanislas-Émmanuel D'Anjou|
|Succeeded by||Joseph-Émile-Stanislas-Émmanuel D'Anjou|
|Born||March 15, 1874|
|Died||June 8, 1951 77)(aged|
|Spouse(s)||Zoé-Mary Stella Taschereau, daughter of Thomas Linière Taschereau|
|Relations||Jean-Baptiste Romuald Fiset, father|
|Alma mater||Laval University|
|Occupation||physician, military officer|
Major-General Sir Marie-Joseph-Eugène Fiset KCMG DSO ED (March 15, 1874 – June 8, 1951) was a Canadian physician, military officer, Deputy Minister of Militia and Defence, Member of Parliament, the 18th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec, and the 3rd officer to serve as the head of the Canadian military medical service.
Born in Rimouski, Quebec, the son of Jean-Baptiste Romuald Fiset and Aimee Plamondon, Fiset was educated at Rimouski College and received a Bachelor of Arts degree and M.D. from Laval University.He joined the 89th Regiment at the age of 16. His military career continued during his studies, he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant while a student. In 1899 he succeeded his father as surgeon to the 89th Regiment but, a few months later, joined the Second (Special Service) Battalion of The Royal Canadian Regiment with the rank of major and saw service in the South African War.
With the end of his tour of duty in 1900, Fiset interned at the Nose and Throat Hospital in London and L'Hôpital Saint-Antoine in Paris.
After a year he returned to Rimouski before becoming an adjutant in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps. In 1902 he was part of the Canadian Coronation Contingent for King Edward VII's coronation and traveled to England as the Surgeon-Lieutenant of The Royal Canadian Regiment. In 1903 he was promoted to the rank of colonel and became Director-General of the service.
Fiset was promoted to the rank of Surgeon General (Major General) at the beginning of World War I.He was knighted for his service in the war while the French government named him a Commandeur of the Legion of Honour.
He retired in 1923 and began a political career sitting in the House of Commons of Canada as the Liberal MP for Rimouski from 1924 until 1939.He served as Deputy Minister of Militia and Defence.
On December 30, 1939, Fiset became lieutenant governor of Quebec. On two occasions during the war he opened the legislative assembly wearing his major general's uniform in order to express support for the war effort. He remained in office until October 1, 1950.