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Pedro da Silva/Dassylva/Desilva/dit le Portugais Descendants | Documentary Launch

Dassylva, Desilva, le Portugais

Carlos Taveira contacted me recently to let me know that the French-language launch of a new documentary about Pedro da Silva will take place in Laval on January 26th, 2014. Those planning to attend are asked to R.S.V.P. by January 10th. Bill Moniz (the producer) and Francine Dassylva will both be present at the screening. Carlos Taveira contributed his research (which will be published as a book) for Bill Moniz’ project.

You can find further information here –  Pedro Da Silva, premier courrier de la Nouvelle-France | Facebook.  Whether or not you can attend, you may wish to “like” the Facebook group or this post so that the word gets out to others in the family history community 🙂

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December 29, 2013 Posted by | . | , , , , | Leave a comment

Evelyn in Montreal: Perrin, Felix m. Rochon, Delina & Ouellet, Luce


Has anyone come accross reference to: Felix Perrin Born: 10 Oct1822 In St Jerome Que Died: 6 Mar 1922 Pembroke Ontario & Marie Delima Rochon       Married: July 15 1803 Mentabello. I can’t seem to find reference to them in Quebec before they relocated to Pembroke, On.  Steven Perrin


1.Felix Perrin – previously married to Luce Ouellette
married Delina Rochon, daughter of Jean Rochon and Angele Belanger.
Parish: Notre Dame de Bon Secours
Location: Montebello, Papineau, Quebec
Date: July 15th, 1852

2.Here is the first marriage: Felix Perrin,  (son of Pierre Perrin and Francoise Paquet)
married Luce Ouellet, who was previously married to Charles Brisebois
Parish and Location: St.Eustache, Deux-Montagnes, Quebec
Date: October 19th, 1846

Index: Evelyn in Montreal

January 4, 2012 Posted by | . | , , , | 1 Comment

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.

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

Luce, Livain – 1937

Bathurst NB genealogy, New Brunswick cemeteriesLivain Luce

Died 1937

Age 22

Index: Bathurst – New Holy Family Roman Catholic Cemetery

Index: Cemeteries | QC/NB

February 16, 2011 Posted by | . | , | Leave a comment

Luce, Marielle, 1951

Bathurst N.B. Genealogy | New Holy Family CemeteryMarielle Luce

August 1950 – October 1951


Lawrence Luce

Dora Godin


February 16, 2011 Posted by | . | , | 1 Comment

Luce, Alden J., 1937

Bathurst New Brunswick Genealogy | Canadian FamilyAlden J. Luce

1929 – 1937

Parents – John Luce & Emilie Chiasson


Index: Bathurst – New Holy Family Roman Catholic Cemetery

Index: Cemeteries | QC/NB

February 16, 2011 Posted by | . | , | 1 Comment

Luce, Marina – 1920

New Brunswick GenealogyMarina Luce

Born July 30, 1896

Died November 6th, 1920

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February 13, 2011 Posted by | . | | Leave a comment

All Creatures Great And Small, Eveline Melvine Luce

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.

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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