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Gathering of descendants is like growing a family tree south of Cochrane

Call it a reunion or a gathering of descendants. Either way, an event just south of Cochrane on the August long weekend will bring together descendants of an early pioneering couple.

“From Joseph Girard and Louisa Dompierre,” says Joanne Blais, a great-granddaughter of the couple. She and her cousin, Jean-Paul Lajeunesse are organizing the event on Girard Rd., near the Four-Mile Corner.

The Girards moved there shortly after the First World War from St. Pierre de Wakefield, Québec, north of Gatineau..

“In those days, I guess, the priest would announce at church that the government was giving property,” Blais outlines. “It was just a wild piece of property that they had to manage.”

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The gathering will be held on Girard Rd.

“We’re trying to get people to answer an invitation,” says Blais, “because we want to share a dinner on Saturday night, but we don’t know how many people are coming.”

You can see the invitation and how to reply, on the Girard ancestry Facebook page.

You can also listen to the full interview right here.

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