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S: Richer Family Reunion July 2011

BC: The Richer Family Reunion July, 2011

FC: Richer Family Reunion | Montréal July 2nd-3rd, 2011

1: We arrived a few days early so we toured around and about Montreal.

2: Olympic park built in 1967. Remember--"Ca-na-da, oh we are twenty million..."

3: Notre Dame Basilica Montreal June 30, 2011

4: Barry seems quite at home among the cherubs.

5: Built in 1672. A glorious cathedral. | With an amazing pipe organ.

6: Program Saturday, July 2nd, 2011 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.: Registration and display setups 120-01:00 p.m.: Buffet is available 1:30 p.m.: Welcome. 1:45 - 3:45 p.m.: The Richer dit Louveteau in North America.. Presentation by Louis Richer followed by a discussion and question period. 3:45 p.m.: Break 4 p.m.: Introducing the Richer family coat of arms4:15 p.m. The founding of a Family Association. 4:30 - 17:30 p.m.: Break 17:30 p.m. Launching of The Richer dit Louveteau of North America Genealogical Dictionary 18:00-19:00 p.m.: Cocktails 19:00 p.m.: Banquet and musical entertainment.

7: Sunday, July 3rd, 2011 8:15 a.m.: First departure from the hotel to mass at Sainte-Geneviéve 9 a.m.: Second and last departure from the hotel to Sainte-Geneviéve 10 a.m : Church in Sainte-Geneviéve: concert by Jean-Michel Richer, baritone, and Robert Allard, organist, with the collaboration Stéphane Beaulac, trumpeter 10:45 a.m : Guided tour of the church and crypt by Marc Locas, a local historian. 11:30 a.m.: The unveiling of a commemorative plaque. 12 p.m.: Departure for Saint-Joseph-du-Lac 12:45 p.m.: Traditional meal at a maple sugaring cabin. 14:00 p.m.: departure for Saint-Eustache, brief stop on Paul Richer and Cécile Brisebois farmland. 14:30 p.m.: Visit of the church and of the old Saint-Eustache area under the direction of Sylvie Richer. 15:45 p.m.: Departure for the arena Saint-Michel: Presentation of a plague to Vincent Richer in the presence of the local mayor, demonstration by representatives of the French Marine Infantry, tribute to our ancestors Jacques and Marie, near the place of their original settlement, reception. 17:30 p.m.: Departure for the hotel. 18:00 p.m.: Return to the hotel and farewell.

8: And so the gathering begins with Louis Richer introducing the committee and directors. | July 2, 2011

9: Many have come from across Canada and the United States, eager to learn about their roots.

10: When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses. ~Joyce Brothers | Ian and Hans Adam | Wilf, Ken and Gayle Adam | Valene

11: Wilf, Ken & Gayle Adam | Barry & Lois

12: A fun evening with wonderful food and good music.

14: July 3, 2011

15: Visiting the church in St.Geneviéve Quebec

16: Unveiling a commemorative plaque.

17: The crypt. | On the crypt wall.

18: A classical concert inside the church--what a lovely way to pass a summer afternoon. *** Many a Richer lies buried in the cemetery outside where a pretty little river trickles past in the hot afternoon sun.

19: Baritone Jean Michel Richer

20: In the crypt.

21: Very hot day. | Very hot buses. Even the windows fogged up!

22: On to Le Bucheron--the Lumberjack. This place is quite far from the city.

23: Menu: Pea soup, ham, potatoes, maple syrup, home made bread and maple sugar pie for dessert.

25: As you see there were a lot of us squashed into this warm room! After that heavy lunch, off we went to the countryside to see various plots of land where the ancestors homesteaded, lived, raised their families and died.

26: St. Eustache,, pop 40,338, is located at the junction of the Riviere du Chene and the Rivere des Mille-Iles. The village was the site of a fierce battle during the rebellion of 1837. The Patriots barricaded themselves inside the church, priest's house and convent. A fierce battle ensued.

28: St. Eustace church left is the one Grandpa talked about. He had a canon ball which came from it--cannonballs were used to flush out rebels hiding inside the church. We saw that there are still pock marks from the balls on the outside church walls. Below you see the interior of the church. This is a town that deserves much more exploration. We were glad to stop for a lemonade which Valene bought us and rest at the old bridge and waterfall before we soldiered on to see the museum and the rest of this town which seems from a bygone era.

29: St. Michel where a plague was presented to the mayor. We also saw ancestors Jacques and Marie's first homestead.

31: A walking tour through the lovely town of St. Eustache. | Beautiful historic homes that once housed the doctor (left), the dress store(far left), and below, the bakery.

33: Much pomp and circumstance in this presentation to the mayor. Followed by a wine tasting.

34: Barry's Descendants Jacques ENRICHE dit Louveteau married----------------------------- Marie JOFFRION Francois HERICHE dit Louveteau married---------------------- Marie Anne BRUNET Paul HERICHER dit Louveteau married------------------------------- Cécile BRISEBOIS Joseph RICHER dit Louveteau married------------------------------ Suzanne PAIEMENT Joseph RICHER married --------------------------------------------------Marie-Louise BRUNET Joseph RICHER married ----------------------------------------------------------Olive GRIGNON Wilfrid-Damien RICHER married ---------------------------------------------------- Eliza COTE Christian RICHER married-------------------------------------------------------- Muriel HANNA Barry RICHER married ----------------------------------------------------------------- Lois SCHILL

35: Barry & Lois | Cristopher | Joshua | Our Family | m. Lesley Boughen | m. Anneka Drinkwater

36: Before leaving, Barry and Wilf toured Montréal's historic old waterfront, calm and placid on this day, unlike our visit on Canada Day.

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