Gerard Ronald Joseph Turmaine (1934-2005)

Family portrait from the mid to late 60's with us girls in coordinating outfits hand made by Mom.

These are treasured pictures of my Dad, Gerard Ronald Joseph Turmaine, who passed away about ten years ago at the age of 71. He was the son of Henri Turmaine and Rose Amande Emery, born January 30, 1934 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. He married Patricia-Gail Marrion Melanson on March 8, 1958 in Germany and …

Getting the most from Library and Archives Canada databases.

Library and Archives in Ottawa, Canada

The wealth of information on the Library and Archives Canada website has become more easily searchable over the years as more and more indexing has occurred.   As one who is very familiar with and has used this site for years, I have found it to be so extensive that I make sure to bookmark …

Researching paternal or maternal lines: Is one better than the other?

Emery maternal ancestors.

When researching paternal or maternal lines, the tendency seems to be to place more value – and therefore time and effort – into the paternal lines. Is it true that following paternal lines is better than following maternal lines?   In my mind, no. The other side of this question is: “Should genealogy research concentrate …

Transcription: Obituary for Bernard Drouin

Transcription: Obituary for Bernard Drouin DROUIN Bernard A son domicile, le 2 novembre 2001, à l’âge de 75 ans, est décédé dans le calme et la sérénité, M. Bernard Drouin, fils de feu Aristide Drouin et de feu Anna-Marie Fecteau époux de dame Thérèse Turmel. Selon ses volontés, il a été conlié au Parc Commémoratif …

Transcription – In Memoriam and Obituary for Benoît Tardif (1919-2003)

Obituary for Benoit Tardif.

Transcription – In Memoriam and Obituary for Benoît Tardif (1919-2003) TARDIF Benoît A l’hôpital Laval de Québec, le 20 septembre 2003, à l’âge de 83 ans et 9 mois, est dcédé M. Benoît Tardif, époux de feu Étianne Perreault. Il demaurait à Saints-Anges. Les funérailles ont eu lieu mardi le 23 septembre 2003 à 11h …

How can you tell we’re from French Canadian roots? We make tourtière at Christmas!

tourtiere

The tourtière I grew up with was different from the traditional tourtière at Christmas made in French Canadian households. I’m not sure whether it originated from my father’s Québecois side or my mother’s Acadian side, but I’ve never tasted another tourtière I liked better. (I know, everyone says that.) I suspect it’s from my mother’s …

Transcription: Obituary for Clermont Boily

Here is my transcription of the obituary for Clermont Boily.   Décés et fuérailles de Clermont Boily (noted in handwriting: fils Cleophas 13) A sa résidence, le 30 janvier 1983, à l’âge de 59 ans et 6 mois est décédé Clermont Boily, époux en premières noces de feu dame Irène Turmel et en secondes noces …