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LUCE | Lameque Headstone

This is the final resting place of our direct ancestor Philippe Luce who married Anne Ward on May 4th, 1863 in Grande-Riviere (Perce)  Quebec, Canada.  Their son George Luce (Lewis) and daughter-in-law Clementine Desilva were my grandparents.



Philippe Luce and Anne Ward’s children included the following: George H., Philip Charles, Elie Jean, Francois, Thomas, Ann Elizabeth, William.

Philippe’s parents were Elie Luce and Elizabeth Sorsoleil from St-Helier, Jersey Channel  Islands and Philippe was born there on July 29th, 1826.

He  died in 1892 in Miscou and this is his tombstone is in Petite-Riviere-de-L’Isle Cemetery in Gloucester County, New Brunswick.



Related Posts

Index: Headstones at Petite-Riviere-de-l’Isle in Lameque

Index: Luces from Jersey (Channel Islands) to Canada

Index: Lameque, Miscou and Shippegan

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History



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  1. HI Evelyn,

    I live in Toronto but was born in Montreal. I have a book of genealogy starting with Philip Luce that was created by Thomas W. Luce of Osoyoos, BC
    Wondering if you have the same reference book of if your data comes from another source.



    Comment by David Luce | September 3, 2009 | Reply

    • Hi David,
      No I wasn’t familiar with that book and wouldn’t mind ordering it. I have a variety of sources and will contact you over the weekend with more info. I’m in my first few days of a new school year and brain is not in gear in the evenings!


      Comment by evelynyvonnetheriault | September 3, 2009 | Reply

  2. Hello David;
    I am the daughter of Melvin Luce… my grand-father was William Luce. I live in Chateauguay, Quebec and my parents live in Chateauguay, Quebec and are both still alive.
    My grand-mother was Margaret Watson who was married to William Luce. I have a geneology report from B.C. also. If I can help in anyway, please contact me.
    Take Care,
    Sandra Luce


    Comment by Sandra Luce | December 16, 2009 | Reply

    • Hi Sandra,
      What a small world this is! I live in Chateauguay too and here we are meeting over the internet!
      When I have a moment this weekend I’ll pass your message on to David.
      Best wishes,


      Comment by evelynyvonnetheriault | December 16, 2009 | Reply

  3. I am Dorothy Madge Lewis Ribble; Father, Hilliard Harrison Lewis; Grandfather, Elie Jean (John Lewis);
    Great Grandparents, Philippe Luce and Ann Ward. I have been researching my various ancestors actively
    for the past year. I visited Victor Luce several years ago but did not have much information for him.
    I am on Ancestry.com dLewis Family Tree…This is a work in Progress….I have been working on my mother’s
    side but not as much on the Lewis/Luce side. The information on my great grandmother, Anne Ward is fascinating.

    Thank You,

    Dottie Ribble

    Please acknowledge email

    Note from Evelyn: Email sent.


    Comment by Dorothy Madge Lewis Ribble (Dottie) | June 14, 2011 | Reply

  4. Hi Evelyn are you related to the Philippe William Luce, the writer, who also worked at the Vancouver Herald? I only ask because I have been studying the Guernsey evacuation to England of June 1940, and have found papers that show how Philippe set up a Channel Islanders Society in Vancouver during the war, to help the Guernsey evacuees in England.

    I am writing a book about the evacuation and including a section on the Vancouver Channel Islanders society and their help to the evacuees. My website is at http://guernseyevacuees.wordpress.com/writing-my-book-blog/
    Replied privately


    Comment by mbjssgpm | May 24, 2012 | Reply

  5. My grandfather was William Luce married to Bridget Watson His parents were William Luce and Ellen Garrett I have some inf on the Luce


    Comment by Bernard Roy | July 25, 2012 | Reply

  6. Hi there —

    Thomas W. Luce of Osoyoos, BC (originally from NB) was my great uncle, who went by Wilfred. He was one of the children of Phillip Luce from Lameche along with my grandfather John. Uncle Wilfred completed his book of the Luce family geneology in the 1980s, going back to the generation from the Channel Islands, and distributed it to many, many family members, driving across the country to do so, with copies of the book in his car trunk. Since then, two family members have updated it, making some corrections (with the help of the info now available through internet). If you are looking to get a copy — please contact Alden Luce in Bathurst, New Brunswick.


    Comment by A. Clement | December 12, 2014 | Reply

  7. PS: Victor Luce is I think the other family member who’s worked on the Luce ancestry, along with Alden. Sounds like I need to go to Ancestry.com and find out more.

    I am in Toronto, but my mother grew up in Bathurst/Middle River. My daughter is named Evelyne!


    Comment by A. Clement | December 12, 2014 | Reply

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