A Canadian Family

Genealogy and Vintage Postcards

Bathurst Holy Family Cemetery | Luce, Alice Jeanne

Canadian FamilyThis is the final resting place of Alice Jeanne Luce, wife of Armand Arseneault. She died On December 26th, 1912 in Bathurst Mines. Alice Jeanne was the daughter of a George Luce and Clementine Silva. I presume – but can’t be 100% sure – that these are my maternal great-grandparents George Hl Luce (son of Philippe Luce and Anne Ward) and Clementine Desilva (Dassylva).

Until now I have only had the following offspring in my database: my grandmother Eveline Melvina, Francois Guillaume, thomas William, Albert Warren, George Lorrain, Charles William, Francois Lamain, Arthur and Lydia Luce.

Related Posts:

Index: Cemeteries | QC/NB

Index: Bathurst – New Holy Family Roman Catholic Cemetery (Gloucester, N.B.)

Index: Luces  | Channel Islands/QC

January 1, 2012 Posted by | . | , , , | 1 Comment

All Creatures Great And Small, Eveline Melvine Luce | Links Restored

Evelyn Luce & Dog

Eveline Melvina Luce, Bathurst (New Brunswick) Family Home Late 1940s(?)

For her 13th Edition of Smile For The Camera, footnoteMaven of Shades of the Departed invites us to share a photograph of a beloved family pet from our childhood – but since this is Mother’s Day in Canada, I’ve decided to share a photograph of a creature connected to my own mother’s mother!

This is a photograph of my maternal grandmother Eveline Melvine Luce standing in front of the Adelard Lagace family home in Bathurst, New Brunswick. I believe it dates from the late 1940s. There’s a notation on the back from my mother Golda Lagace where she says that  “This is the home where I was born“.

This home was actually at the center of a very small, but very busy, family farm. My grandparents raised chickens and hogs, as well as a cow to keep the family supplied with milk.  All 14 children had chores to do and so did the cats!

This is why my mother doesn’t view cats quite like I do. When she was growing up the cats on her farm were fairly wild. They lived in the barn and in the fields. They were there to keep the rats at bay!  According to my mother they weren’t very friendly and it took a brave child to approach their sharp teeth and claws. Yet if you take a look at this photograph you’ll see a cat brushing up against my grandmother’s leg and I have to think – since she knew the cat was there – that she wanted the cat in the photograph.

My grandfather Adelard Lagace worked long hours, six days a week, at the Bathurst Paper Mill, so my grandmother’s life must have been very tough as she managed the family farm while bearing and raising 14 children. I can only imagine what solace this cat might have provided throughout  the long depression years.


Related Posts:

Mamma-mia, I’ve got an M-line!

A Canadian Family M-Line: Eveline Melvina Luce

Portal – Luce






May 10, 2009 Posted by | . | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Early Quebec Couples from the Channel Islands: Luce

Philippe Luce (son of Elie Luce and Elizabeth Sorsoleil, husband of Anne Ward) was not the only Channel Islands Luce who settled  in Quebec. Here are some other early Luces that I know of.


Luce, John M. | Agnes Frances Hyman

July 25th, 1873 

Luce, Walter George | Julia Ann Edith Mauger

October 4th, 1916   Cape Cove/Perce (Gaspe, Quebec) Continue reading

April 20, 2009 Posted by | . | , | 4 Comments

Index: Luces from Jersey (Channel Islands) to Canada

Jersey - Homeland of our Luces


The Luces from Jersey, Channel Islands to Canada

LUCE Philip – 1892

LUCE-1941 & VALLEE-1954

Luce, Alden J., 1937 new

Luce, Livain – 1937 new

Luce, Marielle, 1951 new

Historical Documents

Historical Document: Philippe Luce & Anne Ward – Marriage, 1863

Historical Document: George Lewis & Clementine Desilva – Marriage, 1896

History and Places

Map: Baie des Chaleurs, 1769

Map: Baie des Chaleurs, 1857(?)

Vintage Postcards

Vintage Postcard: St-Brelade Church, Jersey

Vintage Postcard: VRAIC?

Vintage Postcard: Robin Jones & Whitman Fishing. Paspebiac, Gaspe, Quebec

Vintage Postcard: Marinage du Poisson, Gaspe, Que. Curing Fish

Vintage Postcard: Shippegan Peat Moss, New Brunswick

Vintage Postcard: Shippegan Harbour, New Brunswick

Vintage Postcard: Shippegan, New Brunswick, Canada

Cafe Royale, Shippegan – “the best fish meal … cod in cornmeal”

Families Allied To The Luces In My Family Tree

Ebenezer Ward and Mary Gray (Descendants: Gaspe to New Brunswick)

From Lisbon to La Nouvelle France – the Portuguese Desilvas

Historical Document: Pedro Dasslyva – Burial, 1717

Joseph Anglehart/Migkelharte and Marie Anelkawine (Descendants: Gaspe to Gloucester)

HISTORICAL DOCUMENT: Chapadeau & Migkelhart – Marriage, 1787

HISTORICAL DOCUMENT: Angleharte & Huard – Marriage, 1826

Evelyn In Montreal: Pierre (Pedro) dit le Portugais m. Jeanne Greslon / Laviolette

Update: Pierre (Pedro) dit le Portugais m. Jeanne Greslon / Laviolette

The Origins of Gaspe Fisherman Jean Baptiste Anglehart/Migkelhardt | Hessian mercenary? American Loyalist? | Dominique Ritchot

Our Luce Family History

Mamma-mia, I’ve got an M-line!

A Canadian Family M-Line: Eveline Melvina Luce

A Canadian Family Headstone: LUCE Evelyne 1976 – New Brunswick – Canada

March 5, 2009 Posted by | 16900022 | , , | 8 Comments

A Canadian Family – Our LAGACE Direct Lineage – Links Restored


* 1640  –  2008  *

Generation 1

Andre Mignier dit Lagace m. Jacquette Michel

Historical Document: Andre Meigne & Jacquette Michel – Marriage, 1668, Quebec City

Generation 2

Michel Lagace m. Angelique Thibault

Historical Document: Michel Megne & Angelique Thibault, Marriage, 1705, Montmagny, Quebec

Generation 3

Michel Lagace m. Marguerite Pelletier

Historical Document: Michel Migne & Marguerite Pelletier, Marriage, 1736, L’Islet, Quebec

Generation 4

Basile Lagace m. Catherine Dube

Historical Document: Basil Megnier & Catherine Dube – Marriage, 1779, Kamouraska

Generation 5

Louis Lagace m. Madeleine Levesque

Historical Document: Louis Minie dit Lagace & Magdelaine Leveque – Marriage, 1805, Kamouraska

1805 – Kamouraska, Quebec

Generation 6

Historical Document: Louis Francois Lagace & Mathilda Boudreau – Marriage, 1830

Louis Francois Lagace m. Matilda Boudreau

1830 – Gloucester, New Brunswick

Generation 7

Joseph Lagace I m. Tharsile Pitre

1862 – Gloucester, New Brunswick

Generation 8

Joseph Lagace II m. Elisabeth Doucet

1894 – Gloucester, New Brunswick

Generation 9

Adelard Lagace m. Eveline Melvina Luce

1924 – Gloucester, New Brunswick

Generations 10, 11, 12 (Private)

Abitation de Quebec.


Note: Over the next week I will post extensively about the Lagaces, allied families and Northern New Brunswick.

Related Posts:

Portal – Lagace Mignier



Please contact me first. I usually permit limited, non-commercial use

with appropriate link-back and attribution to: http://acanadianfamily.com


February 7, 2009 Posted by | . | , , , | 7 Comments

A Canadian Family M-Line: Eveline Melvina Luce

An M-line is a lineage built by beginning with a woman and tracing her line back mother-to-mother.  As a result, the surname changes with each generation. This is a big trend right now, especially with the advent of genetic genealogy which allows both men (through their mothers) and women to trace their bloodlines through their mtDNA.

Eveline Melvina Luce’s  M-Line

 (M. Caplan’s mother  was Native, but not necessarily Mi’kmaq)


First Named Generation

Marguerite Caplan m. Francois Larocque

About 1729 – Acadie

Second Generation

Catherine Larocque m. Jean Chapados

1750 –Gaspesie, Quebec

Third Generation

Anne Chapados m. Jean Baptiste Anglehart

1787 – Gaspesie, Quebec

Fourth Generation

Marie Anglehart m. Alexandre Huard

1826 – Gaspesie, Quebec

Fifth Generation

Marie Huard m. Paul Hypolite Blais

1849 – Gaspesie, Quebec

Sixth Generation

Marie Blais m. Clement Desilva

1871 – Gloucester, New Brunswick

Seventh Generation

Clementine Desylva m. George H. Luce

1896 – Gloucester, New Brunswick

Eighth Generation

Eveline Melvina Luce m. Adelard Lagace

1924 – Gloucester, New Brunswick

Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh Generations


Related Posts:

 Luces from Jersey (Channel Islands) to Canada

 Mamma-mia, I’ve got an M-line!

 The Origins of Gaspe Fisherman Jean Baptiste Anglehart/Migkelhardt | Hessian mercenary? American Loyalist? | Dominique Ritchot

February 7, 2009 Posted by | . | , , , , , , , | 22 Comments