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The Noels | Pioneer Families of Shippegan

The first Noels in Shippegan were Jean-Bernard Noel (son of Benoit Noel and Agathe Parent) and his two wives Genevieve Cote and then Marie Garant. They were settled on Lameque Island.

Jean Noel (as he was known) and Agathe Parent had at least the following children:  Francois (m. Joseph Poulin, son of Joseph Poulin and Continue reading

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The Duclos | Pioneer Families of Shippegan

Pierre Duclos was from Bonaventure then Nepisiguit before arriving in Shippegan. His wife Marguerite Richard was born in St-Servan, Bretagne (France). She was the daughter of an Acadian exile (Pierre Richard) who had been born in Grand-Pre (Acadia) and been exiled to Virginia, then England, Saint-Malo, Saint-Sevan and finally Bonaventure. Continue reading

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Pretty young lady stands under mistletoe | Christmas in Quebec – 1921

Young lady holds mistletoe over her head | Christmas party

New Index: Christmas in Canada Through Historical Images

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Noel Canadien | Horse Drawn Sleighs Under A Full Moon | 1901

Christmas in Canada as always been about the snow!

Old Fashioned Christmas | Black and white line drawing

New Index: Christmas in Canada Through Historical Images

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Joseph and Mary Look Lovingly At Their Infant Jesus | 1933

Another fine Christmas image from the Quebec children’s magazine L’Oiseau Bleu.

Holy Family | Famille sainte | Quebec Christmas traditions

Index: The Christmas Season in Canada Through Historical Images

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Papa Santa Claus hands out gifts | 1893

Victorian-era Canadian Pere Noel hands out gifts | Candle-lit old fashioned Christmas tree in the background

I found this traditional depiction of Santa Claus in his thick fur jacket and mittens in the Christmas 1893 issue of Le Monde Illustre. He’s stands in front of a towering Christmas tree as he hands out toys to a long line of patiently waiting children.  The caption reads: L’Arbre de noel. – La distribution faite par Papa Santa Claus. Click on the image to enlarge and you’ll see the candle-lit Christmas tree with old-fashioned ornaments like a marionette, a drum and cornucopias.

 

Index: Christmas in Canada Through Historical Images

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Noel | Lameque

Andrein Noel

1859  –  1932

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Chiasson, Noel | Lameque

Lameque Genealogy

Adelard Chiasson

1885  –  1966

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La Veille De Noel Au Quebec – 1901

A turn-of -the-century diptych  from Le Monde Illustre, showing Catholic parishioners at prayer and a scene from the Holy Land.

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