You probably noticed that the Paquin Family site as well as the dictionary were down since August 28. I was able to get the service back to normal by September 6. Here’s what happened:
“As some of you already know, WHC had a major breakdown Saturday morning affecting a certain number of customers having web housing accounts, email accounts or reseller housing accounts. We wish to write and explain what really happened.
First of all, we would like to reassure all our customers: the security problem has been resolved and was under control as early as Saturday morning. If your website and your emails are functional and if your are not housed on one of the servers involved, then you are not concerned. Holders of the accounts involved will receive further information shortly and should consult our FAQ on the incident.
It was confirmed that it does not seem to be a ransomware attack and that there is no indication of data being downloaded, exported, shared or divulged. Authorities have been informed and an inquiry is underway.”
My websites for the Paquin, Plante and for the Entraide du Faubourg seemed to have been permanently lost . I went through a very tough week on account of that.
A real miracle happened, on Friday evening we were told against all expectations that the host, had good hope of recovering the data. Thanks to their tenacity, we were able to put the Paquin and Plante sites back into operation. The Entraide will be at the end of the week.
I will come back to you soon with news and questions.
Some people are born to look after the welfare of others, by spreading Love happiness and friendship and also by becoming a volunteer. Ms Hélène Bibeau Paquin is one of them.
From the very beginning of the association in the 70’s, she volunteered along with the late Réginald (Reggie) Paquin to compile, to register names and to make entries in what was to become the Paquin website with some 85,000 inscriptions including photos, stories and a dictionary.
In addition to this laborious work, which she actively participated, she carried out the tracing of Paquin families and everything bearing the name Paquin, whether institutions, places, parks, monuments and celebrities as it was also done by Maureen Young McDonnell, another very active researcher.
Hélène has now reached the retirement age, but she is far from being a retired person. She is now actively looking after the welfare of others by spreading her joy of living to residents at the Parkvale Lodge, Red Deer, Alberta.
Lately, she forwarded some pictures of her modest room and other common areas shared with other residents. She is acting somewhat as their librarian.
One of her recent project was to refresh the library with some 65 new large print books to replace the old ones which were sent to other local residences. This activity was made possible due to a donation of $2500 received by Jock, a local resident. Jock was a school teacher and a former student of his, now manager for the Servus Credit Union provided him with this donation as a recognition gesture for his attachment to his former teacher.
This precious donation will also be used for the circulation of large print books amongst some 23 residences in Red Deer.
Hélène received throughout her life numerous awards for her volunteer work in various areas. Well deserved of course. She can also be proud of what she accomplished for the Paquin Family Association. We would like to thank her from the bottom of our heart. She is now considered as a GREAT LADY part of the Paquin history.
Charles-Henri Paquin was a founding member of the Paquin Families Association Inc., and was its president and editor of “Le Pasquin” newspaper for more than 10 years. He even participated in October 2018 to the unveiling of a plaque on the “Île d’Orléans”as a tribute to our ancestor Nicolas Paquin. His tremendous contribution to the influence of the Paquin families is invaluable. It is with great sadness that we learned of his passing.
Be assured, Réjeanne and the family, of our warmest prayers and thoughts at this time of mourning.
My sincere condolences,
Jean-Marie Paquin for Paquin Family Ancestors
Mr Charles-Henri Paquin (1925 – 2020) died at the Saint-Sacrement hospital, on September 7, 2020, at the age of 95 years and 5 months. Charles-Henri Paquin, was married to Mrs Réjeanne Bacon. He was the son of the late Georges Paquin and the late Alouisia Roberge. He lived in Quebec City.. He is survived by his wife Réjeanne, in addition to his wife; his wife's children: Mario (Kim and his family), Patricia (late Claude), Yves (Andrée) and Nathalie (Normand); his grandchildren: Guillaume (Sandra), Pierre-Philippe (Virginia), Nicolas (Mike), Jean-François, Marie- Christine and Émilie (François); his great-grandchildren: Manu, Ève and Maëlle; his brothers and sisters: the late Sister Marie-Claire Paquin s.n.j.m., the late Sister Yvette Paquin s.n.j.m., the late Thérèse Paquin (Jean-Denis Massicotte), the late Monique Paquin (late Marcel Massicotte), the late François Paquin, the late Marius Paquin (Odette Roberge, Francine Bernier), Jean-Guy Paquin (late Lise Rochefort, Huguette Beaumier), Pierre Paquin (Colette Lefebvre), Pierrette Paquin (Gilles Millette), as well as many nieces, nephews , cousins The family would like to thank the staff on the 2nd floor of the Saint-Sacrement hospital for the great care and attention given. Your expressions of sympathy can be translated into a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society, 214-1040 Belvedere Avenue, Quebec City, QC, G1S 3G3, tel: 418-683-8666, website: www.cancer.ca. ATHOS 418-682-5225 / Fax: 418-682-6249 For personalized messages and/or lowers and to sign the register in memory of the deceased: //email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org
In order to respect governmental guidelines due to Covid 19, only people receiving a personal invitation will be able to attend the funeral.
Just wanted to let you know that my dad, Reggie Paquin, passed away on November 8th, one month shy of his 101st birthday.
Reggie was a great email correspondent when I started learning genealogy with him. He was always patient with his explanations. I took over Le Dictionnaire from him and he continued to be of great assistance to me and to our PAQUIN Assoc. My husband Bert Walsh and I met Reggie and his wife Claire several times for dinners or lunches and he was a witty & gifted story teller.
Hélène Marie Olivine Paquin
During the very first Paquin rally held at Deschambault in 1972, Réginald Paquin of Winthrop Boston, was a prominent figure for all english speaking Paquin.
Text taken from: Le Cordon, Souvenirs et Portraits, by Adolphe Robert, Manchester, New Hampshire, 1965
The Franco-American annals remind us that in 1937, the French Consul in Boston awarded you, on behalf of the Ministry of National Education of the French Rep decoration of Academy Officer, with the silver palms and the purple ribbon which symbolizes it. This was to be followed later by the Medal of French Recognition.