Monday, April 23, 2018


As early as 1824, a functioning school existed in Arichat under the tutelage of John Walsh who instructed 30 to 40 aspiring scholars. By 1834, the school faced insurmountable financial difficulties, and as a result, the creditors - primarily John...
February 1, 1910, Wallace Fougere, son of Firmin Fougere and Anne Boudreau, married Ella Jeanne LeBlanc, daughter of Capt. Augustin LeBlanc and Gertrude Josse, witnesses were Jacques Josse and Amanda Fougere February 2, 1910, Henry McDonald, son of Urbain McDonald...
Ephrem Boudreau was born in River Bourgeois in 1905. After his classical studies from 1922 to 1928 at the seminary at Trois Riviere, he spent three years at agricultural school at Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatiere. Here he earned bachelors’ degrees in arts...
In 1897 Bertram Bourinot began the Richmond County Record, a periodical that lasted for almost 80 years. Marshall Bourinot worked with his father and continued the paper into the 1970s. The following are excerpts from the Richmond County Record dated...
Alexandre Edouard Decoste died January 7, buried January 9, 1951 at age 86 years Melvina Giroir buried February 27, 1951 at age 92 years Clifford Deslauriers died April 3, buried April 5, 1951 Jeannie Davis died April 22, buried April 24, 1951...
While recalling provincial action in 1973, it should be noted that the county once again excelled in minor ball. The Petit de Grat Beavers took the crown in their division while Louisdale captured the Juvenile title. Chet Boudreau took home...
August 15, 1973 final regular season standings: Louisdale Baracos 14-6 River Bourgeois Schooners 12-7 St. Peter’s Royals 11-7 Port Hawkesbury 11-8 Little Anse Golden Hawks 10-10 D’Escousse Rebels 8-12 PDG Red Caps 8-12 Arichat Triple A’s 4-16 The play-offs began on Saturday August 18 with a quarter-final format...
Edward Charles Doyle was born in Poulamon on October 12, 1882, the son of Edward and Mathilda Doyle. He was educated at St. Francis Xavier University and the Maritime Business College. He was thrice married, first to Florence Alice...
Charles-Pierre Martel (1828-1891) served River Bourgeois from November 18, 1877 to August 19, 1888. His first entry in the parish register was dated November 18, 1877. He was in charge of the parish for almost 11 years. Charles-Pierre Martel was born...
The following is a list of Protestants in Isle Madame from January, 1852 transcribed by Stirling Edwards in September, 2004 from the records of St. John’s Anglican Church in Arichat. This list is among the papers of the Rev. James...
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