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.
Who is Marius Paquin whom we knew as the treasurer for the Paquin Family Association when the association was created in the 80’s?
The love that everyone gave her and shared with her the ups and downs of everyday life throughout the years.
Her death to make us understand that there is hope for a cure and also that there is a better world in another life.
Mother, as it is written in the Gospel: “ A grain of wheat must die to produce fruits.”To-day, we have a proof of this. Your death allowed parents and friends to reunite in order to pay tribute to your memory. All through your life, you loved, you assisted and you shared with your circle of friends and neighbors without expecting something in return.
Born on June 21, 1920 you were, at a very young age, moving on back and forth from Montréal to Tétrauville with your school bag for grade 1, then boarding at St-Gabriel-de-Brandon for grades 2 to 5, and back to Montréal East for grade 6 to grade 9. At the “École Ménagère Régionale de Ste-Martine” (Institut Familial) she completed grade 10 and 11while her family still resided at Montréal East.
Very young, you were involved in various activities making you a full pledge woman in everything you dealt with. The following is a few of those activities, acting on stage, piano, sewing, pastry, hat confection, just to name a few, and to top it all becoming an historian and a genealogist. Throughout your life you were able to accomplish things with great consideration.
After having worked at Depot 12 for the Royal Canadian Air Force, destiny made you meet and marry a great man on July1, 1947 namely Viateur Baril. Destiny was influenced by existing relations with both families which no doubt helped a bit.
This marriage gave birth to 4 beautiful children who also got involved in all kind of activities just like their mother. The family grew up in a loving environment at Ville Jacques-Cartier, now Longueuil, along with our grandmother Adélina Paquin-Rocheleau until 1958.
Family members held various careers and were very proud of providing their mother with 11 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren, the last one being a little girl born on last December 1st.
Upon moving away from 987 Ste-Hélène street, You and Dad lived at the “Le Clair Matin” home in Longueuil. Three years ago, life took away the one you loved so much. You had always wanted to die at the same time, but destiny decided differently. We do not choose our time to leave this world. After having resided at the Anne-Gabriel residence of Ste-Anne-des-Plaines, you left this world on Thursday April 10 while you stayed at the CHSLD Drapeau-Deschambault of Ste-Hélène.
A little over 93 years old, your life was a very happy and fruitful one. May God and St-Peter greet you with open arms and allow you to reunite with love ones who have already left us.
Mother, we hope you rest in peace along with those you have loved.
Read by Yolande
BARIL, Thérèse (born Rocheleau) 1920 - 2014 Mrs Thérèse Rocheleau, formerly of Longueuil, passed away on April 10, 2014, at the age of 93, She was the wife of the late Mr Viateur Baril and daughter of the late Norbert Rocheleau and the late Mrs Adélina Paquin.
Hereunder, you will find two statements, from her daughter Yolande, outlining the portrait of this exceptional woman. She was very much involved in the Paquin Family Association
The The person that I would like to present to you has always been ahead of her time. It’s my mother, she made a great contribution to the welfare of her environment prior to giving birth to her four children.