PHOTO #1: Here,
for starters is one of my favorites... This one from the Joachim
the family. Actually, this is the Joachim Theriault family. This
photo was taken in 1955 in Edmundston, eight years after Grand Père
Joachim's death. The rest of the family is present in this photo. Starting
from the rear row (l-r) are Thaddee, Adrien (Joe), Therese, Theodule (my
father), Jeannine, George and Felix. In the front row are: Rita, Annette,
Denis, Marie-Ange (Soeur Theriault, RHSJ), Grand-mere Annie Madore, Leanne
and Georgette. Annette died of cancer in December of this same year.
PHOTO #2: Now to
show you that I am not partial to the Joachim
here's one from the
In the early years of my parent's marriage, they lived in Berlin, New Hampshire
with mon oncle Lorenzo LeClerc and ma tante Christine. This is a
photo from the summer of 1938 in Berlin, New Hampshire. Now, the two youngsters
on the left are Adrien and Laurier Leclerc, the two elder sons of Lorenzo
Leclerc and Christine Theriault (Christine <Joseph)... To Laurier's
right is Theodule Angus Theriault, my father and son of Joachim and far
right is Lorenzo. There were two more boys who were born after Laurier:
Armand and Régis. This photo was taken by my mother, Elsie Dube...
I hope to hear from the Leclerc boys or their family on this one...
Update December 2000:
In a call recently to Adrien, he remembered that the custom in the summer
on Sundays was to go to a lake just a few miles of Berlin. So, that's what
was going on in this photo. I wonder whether they had black flies in that
neck of the woods... By the way, Adrien did say that he lost his younger
brother, Laurier in 1991 of cardiac problems. His younger two brothers
Armand ("Ti Bea") and Régis are both married and living in Connecticut.
PHOTO #3: Ok,
this next photo is definitely from one of the other branches of the Joseph
Theriault family. Some of you should recognize some of the guests at this
wedding and hopefully, someone will identify the wedding couple in this
Okay, give up? According
to Georgette (Theriault) Cyr (Joachim, Joseph), the wedding couple in this
picture is Therèse Martin (Delia, Joseph) and Malcolm Collin which
according to our Archive were married on 6 July 1957 in Edmundston, NB.
So this photo is from the Delia Branch.
Therèse was the second of four children in the family of Mon Oncle
Frank Martin and Ma Tante Delia (shown in the front row on the right, numbers
1 and 2). According to our archive, the other children are: Louise, Hubert
and Jerome. Other members of the family in this photo are (numbers 3 and
4) Mon Oncle Liguori Bouchard and Ma Tante Delphine (8th child and 3rd
daughter of Joseph and Théogenie). I also recognize (number 10)
Ma Tante Christine (12th child of Joseph and Théogenie), Also present
were (numbers 5 and 6) Thaddée Thériault (Joachim, Joseph)
and his wife Simone (Levesque). Again, according to Georgette, number 7
is a fellow by the name of Hubert (Bert) Martin (Delia, Joseph), brother
of the bride. And, numbers 8 and 9 are Yvette (Saucier) Thériault
and to her left, her husband George (Joachim, Joseph) who is almost completely
obscured by another gentleman in front of him. Unfortunately, we can only
see George's right ear. According to my cousin
Oneil (Dénis, Joachim, Joseph) in the High Sierras of California,
number 11 is Jerome Martin (Delia, Joseph), younger brother of the bride.
Okay, can anybody recognize anyone else?
#4: Here's another from 'ma tante' Georgette Theriault Cyr's Collection
which she loaned me during my recent visit with her in February 2001. This
one is of Joachim Thériault's sons and sons-in-law. It was taken
in 1953 at Birch Point/Pointe à Boulot on Long Lake, Ste-Agathe,
Maine at Willard and Annette (Theriault) Landry's home. In the rear
are Théodule, Willard Landry (husband of Annette), Félix,
Jesse Baker, Martin Marquis (husband of Léanne), Rémi Cyr
(husband of Georgette), Thaddée and George. In front are Armand
(Bee) Lévesque (husband of Jeannine), Adrien (Joe) and Dénis.
Jesse Baker, from the Baker family after which Baker-Brook is named,
was husband of Gilberte Saucier, George's sister-in-law. There are two
sons-in-law missing from the photo: Fred Bonsant, husband of Rita and Gerard
Martin, husband of Therèse. This photo originally belonged to Joe
Thériault who passed it on to his sister, Georgette. Joe was deceased
on Tuesday, 6 February 2001, the last of Joachim's sons to be deceased.
In passing this photo to his sister, he told Georgette "I guess I should
have dressed for this picture..."/"J'aurai dû m'habillier pour ça
ce portrait là..."