Law 113, now in effect in Quebec since September 16, 2018, allows orphans and children adopted between 1920 and 1970 to know the names of their biological parents. The disclosure is made even if the parents had, during their lifetime, refused a request for reunion and asked to remain anonymous.
Father Jacques Paquin was an active member of the Paquin Family Association. He was always present at family reunions. It is with great sadness that we were made aware of his passing.
Our prayers and warm thoughts will accompany the family during this mourning period.
Raymond A. Paquin, a resident of Tewksbury MA, passed away peacefully at Palm Manor in Chelmsford MA on February 20th at the age of 87, surrounded by his family.
At the Deschambault "Back to our Roots" Paquin reunion of 2009, the Paquin Family Association developed a long lasting friendship with Raymond.
Several aspects of his personality and his resemblance to other members of our families indicated that he was one of us. A simple conversation led to the development of a long lasting friendship. Raymond projected a great kindness and a remarkable zest for life.
On many occasions during his journey he mentioned being happy to be at places where his ancestors lived. It was extremely important for him to be with other Paquin and to exchange with them on various topics.
Thanks to researches initiated by Brother Pasteur Paquin, and continued by members od the Paquin family, we can now identified the exact location where the first Paquin family settled in Canada.
A commemorative plaque, identifying this historical site, was erected in the Sainte-Famille parish on the Île d’Orléans, Québec.
All the Paquin were invited for the unveilling of the plaque which took place on September 29, 2018 at the following address :
2111, Chemin Royal
Sainte-Famille, Ile d'Orléans, QC