Recovering the wounded at Vimy Ridge.
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What we don’t hear about the battle of Vimy Ridge.

  The Battle of Vimy Ridge was fought largely by Canadian troops consisting of all four divisions of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) from April 9 to 12, 1917, with the objective of gaining control of the German held high ground, ensuring that the southern flank of the forces could advance without the threat of German fire.   What we read on…

March 1917 Gas Attacks at Vimy Ridge
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WWI War Stories: Turmaine and Emery.

  In my father’s French Canadian, ‘Turmaine’ branch of the family, we have two known soldiers who died in the first world war. The first was my grand uncle, Pte. Joseph Philias Albert Emery, and the second was another grand uncle, Pte. Joseph Turmaine – and here are their WWI war stories.   In honor of our upcoming Remembrance Day, I am reposting this read on…

Joseph Antonio Turmel; WWI attestation papers.
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Transcription: WWI Attestation Paper for Joseph Antonio Turmel

Transcription of the front of the Attestation Paper of Joseph Antonio Turmel. FRONT ……….5th M. D.……….FIRST………………Depot Battalion…..??????????……Regiment Regtl. No….3286557…. PARTICULARS OF RECRUIT (Stamp in right margin of upper third of the form: MILITARY DISTRICT ????, CENTRAL REGISTRY DEC 18 ???? ????????????) DRAFTED UNDER MILITARY SERVICE ACT, 1917 (Class…………ONE……………) —————————- Surname…………………………………………………TURMEL………………… Christian Name……………………………………..JOSEPH ANTONIO……………………… Present Address……………………………………St Anselme,Dorchester Co.P.Q. Canada Military Service read on…

Obituary for David Turmel.
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Obituary for David Turmel.

The following is my transcription of the obituary for David Turmel.   TURMEL David A son domicile, le 24 mai 2002, à l’âge de 26 ans et 10 mois, est décédé M. Dave-Jonction, il demeurait id Turmel, fils de Marcel Turmel et de feu Pierrette Tardif. Autre-fois de Vallée-Jonction, il demeurail à Saints-Anges. Les funérailles auront lieu mercredi le 29 read on…

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Transcription: Obituary for Dr. Guy Turmel (1925-2004)

The following is my transcription of the obituary for Dr Guy Turmel (1925-2004), dentist.   TURMEL, Dr Guy 1925-2004 À Montréal, Ie 9 juillet 2004, est decédé Dr Guy Turmel, dentiste retraité, époux de Berthe Sergerie, fils ainé de Marie-Ange St-Hilaire et de Léon Turmel tous deux décédés. Outre son épouse, il luisse dans le deuil ses frères et soeurs: read on…

Obituary for Lucia Lehouillier (Boily) of Saint-Marie-de-Beauce, Quebec.
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Obituary for Lucia Lehouillier (Boily), 1908-2000.

Obituary for Lucia Lehouillier (Boily).   LEHOUILLIER Lucia (Boily) Au CHSLD de Ste-Hénédine, le 8 septembre 2000, à l’âge de 92 ans, est décécée dame Lucia Boily, epouse de feu Donat Lehouillier. Autrefois de Ste-Marguerite, elle demeurait à Ste-Hénédine. Les funérailles auront leu lundi le 11 septembre à 11 heures. Départ du funérarium de la salle municipale à 10 heures read on…

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Transcripton – Obituary for Aurèle Perreault.

The following is my detailed transcription of the obituary for Aurèle Perreault. PERREAULT, Aurèle Au Centre hospitalier de St-Georges, le 17 novembere 1990, à l’âge de 71 ans et 11 mois est décédé Aurèle Perreault époux de Yvette Turmel. Il demeurait à Vallée-Jonction. Il laisse dans le deuil, outre son épouse, ses en- (there is an obvious break here, a read on…

Family portrait from the mid to late 60's with us girls in coordinating outfits hand made by Mom.
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Gerard Ronald Joseph Turmaine (1934-2005)

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 had four children, myself being read on…