Thursday, January 26, 2006

OBIT: L'ÉCUYER-PILOTTE, Lucille (1927-2005)

The following appeared in the 2006.01.21 edition of LE REFLET, a weekly newspaper in the MONTÉRÉGIE, published in Delson, QC. The English synopsis is mine.

Mrs. Lucille L'ECUYER-PILOTTE died October 3, 2005 at 77 years of age. The family wishes to thank everyone, who expressed their condolences.. Signed by her daughter, SONIA & GAÉTAN, and her grandchildren, STEVEN & JESSICA. You will always be remembered in our hearts.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

BEST FRIENDS, a France-American novel

BEST FRIENDS by Connie LEMONDE reflects the author's France-American background. The novel helps you get the feel of your ancestors' Québec environment as they brought with them their way of life, albeit adapting to American customs in Rhode Island. Experience what your ancestors lived by reading BEST FRIENDS, which is available at:
Connie's next novel will also contain a Québec flavor, although it will take place in VERMONT. It should be available sometime toward the end of 2006.
See pictures of Connie & her ancestors in album # 40 at:

Sunday, January 15, 2006


The following appeared in the 2006.01.14 edition of LE REFLET, a weekly newspaper in the MONTÉRÉGIE, published in Delson, QC. The English synopsis is mine.

MICHEL LACOURSIÈRE (1941-1996) in memory of the10th anniversary of his death on January 15, 2006. Signed by his wife, CARMEN, and his children, STÉPHANE, DANIEL & ANNIE.

RICHARD LAVIOLETTE, b. 1939, d. 2005.12.27. Thank you for sympathy signed by his wife, HUGUETTE, and his children, CHANTAL & LINDA

PIERRE LEDUC died November 10, 2005 at the age of 49. Thank you for condolences signed by his father, LUCIEN LEDUC, and the whole LEDUC family including his friend, MICHELINE.

GEORGES PERRON, in memory of the 5th anniversary of his death which occured on January 16, 2001. Signed by his wife, his children & their wives, as well as his grandchidlren.

Saturday, January 14, 2006


The January 6-12, 2006 edition of PROXIMO, announced the recent fusion of Christ-Roi parish, MANIWAKE, QC with the parish of l'Assomption-de-la-Bienheureuse-Vierge-Marie.
The same edition announced the nomination by Pope Benedict XVI of Father GARY GORDON as Bishop of Whitehorse in the Yukon. Until recently, he had been pastor of St. Mary's parish in Chilliwack, in the Vancouver, BC diocese. Father GORDON is replacing Father DENIS CROTEAU of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI), who was already Bishop of the diocese of MacKenzie-Fort Smith. The Whitehorse Diocese numbers 5 Diocesan Priests, 7 Religious Priests, 8 Lay Pastoral Agents, who serve 8,000 Catholics in 20 parishes & missions.

Sunday, January 08, 2006


The following appeared in the 2006.01.07 edition of LE REFLET, a weekly newspaper in the MONTÉRÉGIE, published in Delson, QC. The English synopsis is mine.

BOULERICE, Marcel (1918-2005) died 2005.11.14

BILODEAU, Douglas (1924-2005) of Saint-Constant, QC
died 2005.12.25 He was the husband of defunct Madeleine GILBERT. He leaves behind his children: Réjean, Denis (Pierrette ROY), Richard, Jean-Noël (Colette MAILLOUX), Roger (Danielle VAILLANT), Jean-Yves (Martine SÉGUIN), Doris, Monique (Daniel CHAREST).

LEFORT, Alice (1912-2005), died 2005.12.13. She was the daughter of Joseph LEFORT+defunct Marie DULUDE. She lieaves her grieving sisters Rose LEMIEUX, Jeanne LEFORT, Georgette OUELLETTE.

MASSÉ, Francine (1961-2006) died 2006.01.01 at her home in LaPrairie, QC at the age of 44. She leaves behind her husband, Jacques CAYER, her mother, Jacqueline MASSÉ, her sister, Lise (Bruno BÉDARD), her daughters, Krystel & Katherine, her brother, Jacques (Johanne DUPUIS) and their children: Marie-ève & Sébastien.

Monday, January 02, 2006

Regrouping of parishes in the diocese of Saint-Jean-Longueuil, QC

On August 1, 2005, Msgr. Jacques BERTHELET, bishop of the diocese of Saint-Jean-Longueuil, QC, signed a decree grouping several parishes into a Pastoral Unit (Unité pastorale de Maricourt) known as MARICOURT. The parishes affected are St-Isaac-Josques, St-Jean-de-la-Lande & St-Thomas-de-Villeneuve.
Other parishes that were regrouped into a Pastoral Unit (Unité pastorale du Littoral) known as LITTORAL are: Ste-Anne, St-François-Xavier, St-Laurent-du-Fleuve, Ste-Théodosie & Ste-Trinité.
A dedree dated September 26,2005, that became effective October 2, 2005, dissolved the following parishes: Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption, Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs & St-Jean-Eudes. Their territories will be covered by the parish of Sainte-Marguerite-Bourgeois.
By a decree dated November 22, 2005, that became effective November 27, 2005, Saint Monica parish was dissolved & the territory it covered will now be served by St. Thomas More parish.
The article is signed by Father Jean-Pierre CARMERLAIN`, Chancellor & appeared in the December 2005-January 2006, Volume 36, No. 3 issue of ACTUALITÉ DIOCÉSAINE. The article is in French. The translation is mine. You may have a jpg copy of the article by writing to me at: