WELCOME TO ALDER POINT AND AREA NEWS

Cairn_-_009_George_Fraser

                              ” Himself”

Hello everyone. My name is George Fraser a former Alder Pointer who now resides in Brighton, On. I am just about ready to retire full time and have always wanted to come up with some such idea that may put one Alder Pointer  in contact with another. I want to do this in a very private way so that I will not pass information to anyone who does not wish to have it sent out. I just want to act as a go between. For example, someone might have a question about a particular item so they can contact me and I will attempt to get the answer and get back to them. In other words a free flow of information between individuals with an interest in Alder Point.

I thought by creating a BLOG such as this I could reach as many Alder Pointers who live there, or who at one time lived there, had or have relatives still there or who are just wannabee Alder Pointers. I recently wrote a brief history, “Alder Point” which generated a lot of interest and caused me to think that we may have all kinds of Alder Pointers who have moved ‘away’ who might be interested in this type of BLOG.

What I intend to do is pass along from time to time interesting articles, OBITS, historical information, genealogical information and general information that could be sent to me for publication on my BLOG that others on the list may find interesting. I would aim to generate at least one BLOG per week so as not to get too boring.

Anyone wishing to contact me with information about their family or requesting information about family I would review and so long as it is in good taste send it out on my BLOG for input. Individuals may from time to time wish to contact a person off-line and I would also accommodate such a request and connect two people who may wish to communicate with each other but not wish to go public. I will never send out an e-mail address without the permission of it’s owner – I promise – like we used to say at school “help me God bye”.

Now to get started I will need as many of your e-mail addresses as I can muster. So please, at your convenience send me your e-mail address as well and e-mail addresses for others you might think have an interest and I will include you and them in my Alder Point News List.

Thank you,

 

George T. Fraser

28 Marina Drive

Brighton, ON K0K 1H0

613-475-6470 caperfca@sympatico.ca

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66 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by ANNE CHIN (DUGAS) on April 17, 2009 at 21:24

    I left as a child so my knowledge of Alder Point is limited but I would be very interested in reading the Blog. I think my sister would also enjoy it. Her name is Cathy Dugas. Her address is dugas@northwestel.net.
    Thanks, Anne

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  2. Posted by Audrey Radies (Dugas) on April 20, 2009 at 04:58

    What a wonderful idea to keep people in touch. Responding to Anne’s post – which Dugas would you be? My Dad was Michael mother Miriam and we lived beside St Anne’s Church. Brothers Freeman, Bobby and Francis.
    All the best

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  3. Posted by Betty (Walker) Graham on April 20, 2009 at 19:40

    Hi George, sounds like a good idea, count me in. I am wondering to which Dugas family Anne Chin belonged. I remember Warren and Grace but can’t remember all the children.

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    • Posted by rick dugas on October 12, 2010 at 11:33

      warren and grace’s children where marie,judy, verna, gerard, and merle, as well as leonard that passed away as an infant. i am merle’s grandson

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      • Posted by Anne Dugas Chin on October 17, 2010 at 21:28

        Hi George – This is the first blog I have received in a long time. I thought I got dropped off the list.
        This is a response to Rick Dugas.
        You’re grandfather Merle and I are first cousins. Our fathers (Warren and Cecil) were brothers. Merle was my hero. He saved my hide once when I was about 5 or 6 yrs. old (he’s 4 years older than I). I set fire to a dead tree. He happened along just as the tree started to blaze. He and Ambrose Devoe ran to and from the well with buckets of water to throw on the tree and managed to put out the flame. Best of all, he never told my parents and they never found out – I certainly didn’t tell them.

  4. Posted by Anne (Dugas) Chin on April 21, 2009 at 04:47

    For those who were inquiring: My father was Cecil Dugas, Warren was his brother. My mother was Mary MacKinnon (Archie MacKinnon’s sister). Some of my cousins in Alder Point were the Powers and Simons. Walter Dugas was my fathers cousin. We left Alder Point in 1950 and moved to Whitehorse, Yukon. If you figure it out, let me know how we are connected.

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    • Posted by Ellamae Mac Kinnon Voutier on April 26, 2009 at 22:52

      Hi Anne I would be your cousin. I was luck yo visit your mom and dad years ago when they lived on Vancouver Island. I’m the youngs in the family. My sister Cathy and Patricia and brother JD are still in Alder Point. I hope to go back soon.

      Ellamae Voutier

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      • Posted by Anne Dugas Chin on July 4, 2009 at 23:33

        Hi Ellamae. I know this is a bit late but I just noticed it. We have never met but I did meet Cathy and JD the last time I visited your father. I was born in the house that you grew up in when our grandparents were still alive and were living there. I remember when your Mom and Dad were dating and Archie never got out of the barn before 10 pm, 7 days a week. Keep in touch and let me know if you ever come out to the wesr coast.

    • Posted by Bill Burton on November 8, 2009 at 22:38

      I know this is an old email but since I just found the site, I thought I’d reply to the emails I saw with the most recognizable names. My grandmother was Sarah Dugas who was sister to Warren Dugas, and who married Peter Power. Warren and Grace were my aunt and uncle, and their kids are Merle, Gerard, Marie, Verna and Judy. I last saw Grace at Mass in St Joseph’s Church in BrasD’or in mid 1985. I know she passed in about 1993. My mother was Robina Power who married Bill Burton from North Sydney. He passed in 1959 and my mother in 1963 after she brought us to Ontario. We stayed with our aunt June (Power) Reid. We became a large family and except for my older brother Clifford, we all live outside of Cape Breton now. June passed in 1997 and her husband, Bob (Giz) Reid passed in 1998. I have returned home for various lengths of time over the years and last stayed from 1982 to 1985 and lived in Simon Marsh’s old place at that end of Jessome’s Lane in Mill Creek. We have lots of extended family that have remained. I wish I could make it home more often but with a growing family of my own here in Ontario it’s unlikely I will ever move back. That is the real tragedy of us islanders…we often had to leave home to live and it became harder and harder to ever get home to stay. The internet certainly has opened some doors for those seeking to find people and memoreis. Lord knows I suffer from “sometimers” that is sometimes I remember things and other times I don’t. I remember people when I get the right prompts from others. I just can’t recall it for long. Anyway…there must be other blogs and websites for family to connect in Alder Point. If anyone knows of these perhaps you could send a list to my email address.

      Thanks, Bill Burton

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      • Posted by Anne Chin on November 19, 2009 at 22:30

        Hello Bill

        I am your mothers cousin. My father Cecil and your grandmother were brother and sister. I remember your grandmother fairly well. I am in contact with your Aunt Della (Toots) and her daughter Kim. I know you know Kim because she has talked about how she spent summers with all the cousins. If you want any info about the family you can email me but I don’t know a lot.
        Anne Chin

      • Hello Bill Burton,
        The Peter Power you mention was a brother to my greatgrandmother Mary (Power), daughter of Martin and Jaine Power, Mary married Alexander MacLellan, they had a son, Alexander (Big Sandy) MacLellan, he married Ellen Jane McDonald, they had a son, Alexander (Red Alex), he was my Father.
        Think we are related, I’d like to have any info you might have about the Power family. I have been researching my family tree and I need as much material I can get my hands on.
        take care,
        Serita MacLellan

  5. Posted by Norma Day on April 21, 2009 at 11:28

    Wow George, great idea but should have said Alder Point and areas………
    With my interest in trying to compile a genealogy for the Bras d’Or and area you know I’m interested.
    Now if someone would start a Historical Society for Bras d’Or and area I’d be a happy camper.
    For readers, my maternal side is MacIntosh of Bras d’Or and Millville…and I’m married to a Day and they’re related to everyone!

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  6. Posted by Gail ( Day ) Vugts on April 21, 2009 at 12:57

    Hi George ,great idea it’s been a long time for me. We lived on alder point rd. My Dad was Gordie Day & my Mom Sarah Long .We lived next door to my Grand parents Vince & Louise Day .We also know Brighton well ,our son Glenn Vugts lived their for 20 yrs. Worked for New-Grow & lived on lawson rd. wishing you all the best.

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  7. Posted by ron sampson on April 21, 2009 at 13:28

    thanks george this is a wonderful idea to come up with, many thanks for your effort, as you know my mother, alice fraser was born in lowland cove, lived in alder point for a number of years, i love alder point, one thing i always wanted to do is kayak from the ocean to the bras dor bridge taking photos both ways , good luck with this and thanks again ronald (fraser) sampson

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    • Posted by Paula Fraser on June 30, 2009 at 20:01

      Hi Ron,
      I think we may be related. My father, John Willie Fraser had an aunt Alice Fraser.

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  8. Hi George, this is a fantastic idea, as you already know I have a keen interest in all things related to Alder Point, I see Anne Dugas wrote that she is related to “Powers”, I am wondering if the name is actually “Power”, as in Peter Power, if so …guess we are related too. My Dad was known as Red Alec growing up, also Sandy, his father was Big Sandy MacLellan, mother Ellen Jane (McDonald) MacLellan, Petrie. Looking forward to reading the blog George.

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    • Posted by Maureen on August 26, 2009 at 15:26

      Hi Serita
      It probably was “Power” but for some reason we called all by that last name “Powers”…I wonder why?

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  9. Posted by Betty (Walker) Graham on April 21, 2009 at 18:30

    I remember the name Cecil Dugas and Audrey, I lived just up the road from the church, Genevieve and George Walker’s daughter. I am now home looking after Mom who is 94. I am sure you knew some of my sisters and brothers and I knew Freeman quite well.

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    • Posted by Audrey Radies (Dugas) on May 3, 2009 at 14:47

      Hello to all. Just spend a week in Alder Point. Betty, we were in Tim Horton’s one night having coffee and saw you leaving with a coffee. We are going home for the month of July, I’ll definitely take a walk up the road one day and say hello.
      All this history brings back lots of memories of both my mom and dad and stories being told around the old coal stove. We are going to be moving the old coal stove this summer, which I’d like to add is in almost as good a shape as it was when it was bought in the 50′s. I still have visions of mom pouring kerosene from the jar and lighting it with a match, I think if I tried that today I might blow it to kingdom come.

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      • Posted by ARLENE LEBLANC VANDOMMELEN on May 7, 2009 at 17:32

        WELL, WELL, WELL. IF IT ISN’T MY FRIEND WHO WAS THE ELF IN OUR SCHOOL PLAY IN GRADE ? PATSY PEARO WAS OUR TEACHER. AND THEN ,LOW AND BEHOLD, I WAS THE ANGEL. IMAGINE THAT !! I REMEMBER THE PICTURE WELL. PETER FRASER, MICHAEL PERO, MARGARET MARSH AND ….
        SO, DO I GET TO MEET UP WITH YOU THIS JULY ?? I JUST SAW YOUR COUSIN IN CHURCH OVER THE EASTER SEASON.
        AND YEH, I, FOR ONE ,DEFINITELY REMEMBER THAT KITCHEN STOVE FOR SURE. I HAVE FOND MEMORIES OF US HANGIN AROUND AT YOUR HOUSE. OVER ALL THESE YEARS, EVERY TIME I’VE SEEN ONE, I’D THINK OF YOU AND YOUR KITCHEN. IF NO ONE HAS PUT DIBBS ON IT, I’D BE EXTREMELY INTERESTED IN HAVING IT FOR MYSELF.
        ISN’T THIS GREAT BEING ABLE TO GO DOWN MEMORY LANE TOGETHER !!
        THANKS TO GEORGE FRASER !!

      • Posted by Audrey Radies on August 1, 2009 at 10:34

        Arlene, call me when you get a chance 674-0973, we are going back to Calgary 3rd week of August. Would love to get together for tea!!!!

  10. Posted by Len B. Campbell on April 21, 2009 at 18:59

    You have my details George, am definitely interested.

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  11. Posted by Theresa Dugas Mac Kay on April 21, 2009 at 20:48

    Great idea George. Count me in. My father was Justin Dugas, son of Walter Dugas and Theresa Arseneault.
    My father was first cousin to Cecil and Warren.
    So greetings Dugas cousins.

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  12. Posted by Cathy Dugas on April 22, 2009 at 05:10

    Oh my goodness! This is so much fun. I am very happy my sister, Anne (Dugas) Chin added my name to this communication. As we left in 1950, I have just a few memories of our life there and depend on Anne to explain the connections to me and, George, this is a wonderful thing you have got going here. Thank you George and greetings to you too, Theresa Dugas MacKay. Are we 2nd or 3rd cousins or the removed type?

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  13. Posted by pete fraser on April 23, 2009 at 02:33

    what the eye don,t see,the heart don,t grieve.An old saying i remember hearing in alder point when i was a kid?from some of the old timers at the time.now i,am an old timer lol.

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  14. Posted by Anne (Dugas) Chin on April 23, 2009 at 03:23

    Hello to Theresa Dugas Mac Kay. I knew your uncle Al Dugas. He and my parents lived near each other on Vancouver Island and I saw him often when they were still alive. I don’t go to the Island very often now. Also Margurite Dugas was my first teacher at the Bras D’Or school and I saw her many times when she lived in Vancouver. I also knew her husband Gratten O’Shea.

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  15. Posted by Janet LeBlanc on April 23, 2009 at 14:36

    Great Job. I am excited to hear more stories of Alder Point. I grew up in Alder Point in the 60′s and left in the late 70′s. I am the great granddaughter of Red Steven and Elizabeth Paquett. My father was Joseph LeBlanc.

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  16. Posted by jackie fraser on April 24, 2009 at 13:24

    hello.i am a girl that grew up in alder point.my parents were teresa (broderick)and russell fraser.we spent alot of time on my dads boat growing up.i am what we true alder pointers know as a” down the roader.”i am sure we all remember being called that.of couse we can’t forget about the ‘up the roaders.”even though i don’t live there,alder point will always be a part of my heart.

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  17. Posted by Al Dugas on April 24, 2009 at 18:45

    Hi George;
    I left Alder Point in 1934 at age 16. Rode the boxcars to B.C. I`ve been back several times after I retired in 1977, still call Alder Point home.
    Henry Devoe , my age, is still alive and lives in Buckhorn, Ontario. His phone number is 705 657 7738. I don`t know if he has email. He was in the navy durin;g the war. Thanks, nice to hear from and about everybody.

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  18. Posted by Melvin (Dewey) Pearo on April 24, 2009 at 22:02

    Hi George,
    The Blog is a great idea. I still live in Alder Point with my family. My mom is 89 and still lives in my grandmother’s home. Be sure to visit the old photos of Alder Point in the facebook group “Alder Point Oldies”.

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    • Hi Dewey, it’s Serita , hope all is good with you and yours, I’ve been researching the Family Tree, McDonald and MacLellan, I was sure my mother, Muriel, said that you had recently researched some family history also, would love to take a gander at it if possible.

      I’ll thank you in advance, take care. my email is seritamaclellan@hotmail.com, hope to hear from you soon.

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  19. Posted by Ellamae Mac Kinnon Voutier on April 26, 2009 at 22:44

    I was so excited to receive this e-mail. My heart is still in Alder Point even in I’m in Alberta for how. My dad is Archie Mac Kinnon and my mom is Nora O’connor.I was glad to see a family connection already.

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  20. Posted by Ellamae Mac Kinnon Voutier on April 27, 2009 at 02:48

    Ilove your idea. Please keep me posted.

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  21. Posted by Colin Pearo on April 27, 2009 at 12:47

    Interesting site,,,very glad to be included.
    My father was Murray Nathaniel Pearo (deceased June 1st 2008 age 94), although we lived in Ontario, we spent every summer with family in Alder Point.
    I am in Toronto and Cobourg (34 Bayview Ave) Ontario, over Easter weekend visited Brighton for my first time,,,if you in Cobourg please feel free to drop bye as I am there most weekdays.

    Colin Pearo
    289-252-0347 Cobourg
    416-778-8812 Toronto

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  22. Posted by Louise Theriault on May 1, 2009 at 22:05

    Hi All,
    I’m from the States but married to a Cape Bretoner.Anthony Theriault,son of Simon Theriault,& Blanche Walker.He lived in Alder Point
    but moved to LittlePond when his fsther died in 1940.
    I’m in the process of researching his family tree
    & so many of the names are familiar to me.
    His Aunt Alma Jessome,her family,& his uncles
    Gordon & Richard lived near us at one time & we
    heard many stories.Unfortunately,all the children
    of Wilfred & Willena[Devoe] Theriault are deceased.
    If I can help anyone with their research,I’ll
    gladly do so.
    George,Keep up the good work!
    Louise Theriault

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  23. Posted by Elma Eldredge (Jessome) on May 2, 2009 at 18:34

    Hi:

    I’m Elma (Jessome) Eldredge. I lived in Alder Point and Sydney Mines. I moved to the states in 1960 and now live with my husband Frank in Colorado. We have three children. Joe and family live in South Dakota, Star and family live in Illinois. Tanya and family live in Granby, Colorado.

    Frank and I are enjoying the pictures and blog of Cape Breton. Many of the names that appear in the blog ring a bell, but some I do not recognize.

    Would like to see more on Cape Breton and hear from others.

    Thank you? My best to Louise and Tony.

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  24. Posted by Janet LeBlanc on May 4, 2009 at 12:55

    Ann Dugas. I use to hang out with your brother Francie. Iwent to school with him.SAy hi to him for me

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  25. Posted by Anne (Dugas) Chin on May 4, 2009 at 19:26

    This is for Janet LeBlanc. I think you have me mixed up with another Anne. I don’t have a brother named Francie. Is there another Anne Dugas out there?

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  26. Posted by Janet LeBlanc on May 6, 2009 at 13:54

    Audrey Radies (Dugas) I use to hang out with you brother Franice

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  27. Posted by Melvin (Dewey) Pearo on May 8, 2009 at 20:41

    To—ELMA Jessome— I remember you,Ena And Dean your mom, Elma living in the little house up from us.— Do you rember thePearo family down from you.? I een your sister a few years ago when she was home she is friends with my mom,s cousin Agnes Devoe in FLA. I am Melvin &Nellie pearo son Melvin Jr.Dewey.

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    • Posted by Elma Eldredge (Jessome) on May 22, 2009 at 00:10

      Hi Melvin:

      I am Elma Jessome (Eldredge). Growing up I had a friend named Lorna Pearo. I remember the name Melvin but can’t picture you. I do remember Gus and Sue Pearo (Bungay). This blog is really interesting. Take care

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  28. Posted by Jean (MacQueen)LeBlanc on May 8, 2009 at 23:21

    Hello to all on this blog! I am from Alder Point as well as my Husband Philip Leblanc . We moved to Edmonton 9 years ago and it still seems like just yesterday.First time viewing this site ..nice to read all the comments. My parents are the late Dan MacQueen and Audrey(Plant) MacQueen who now resides in Truro N.S. Hope to see more familiar names in near future.

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    • Posted by Audrey Radies (Dugas) on December 2, 2009 at 15:34

      Hi Jeannie, I’m your birthday buddy remembering your on the 14th and I’m on the 12th. Have been in Calgary oh my goodness almost 33 years. Can’t believe the number!!! Would love to get together for a visit if your up to it. Ron’s brother lives in Edm and we have friends we visit, so we are up there a couple of times a year.
      Audrey (Dugas)Radies

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      • Posted by ARLENE LEBLANC VANDOMMELEN on December 3, 2009 at 15:00

        Ok now you two!!
        Who’s birthday is dec 14th and who’s birthday is the 12th. How come i don’t know or remember this tidbit??

      • Posted by Audrey Radies (Dugas) on December 6, 2009 at 13:32

        Arlene, you have your months mixed up not December but February!!Jeannie is a Valentine’s baby.

      • Posted by arlene leblanc vandommelen on December 6, 2009 at 20:40

        Yes, Yes ,Yes now I do remember the Valentine thing.

  29. Posted by Ken LeBlanc on May 12, 2009 at 01:09

    Thrilled to find this link courtesy of my sister Deb. I will report promptly to my Dad-William Ernest (Ernie) LeBlanc who is second youngest of James and Matilda LeBlanc

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  30. Posted by Janet LeBlanc on May 19, 2009 at 09:30

    To Ken LeBlanc your grandmother Matilda is my great grandfathers sister. My grandfather is Red Steven LeBlanc his wife is Elizabeth Paquett

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  31. Posted by Jeanette Roland Vaughan on June 1, 2009 at 16:23

    Hi my brother Lawrence sent me this blog. I think it is wonderful as I was born in Alder Point in 1937. My parents were Victor Roland and Celina (Walker) Roland. I left home at the age of 18 and have been back most summers. My brother Earl Roland (still lives in Alder Point) and cousin Gilbert Walker and George Fraser, if my memory serves me correct, were best friends growing up. I now live in London, Ont. retired and enjoying life. Betty Walker Graham is also my first cousin.

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  32. Posted by John Leroy Pero on June 3, 2009 at 14:19

    Hi George.This is quite the site. I think we touched base before. I am from the shacks. thats kind of on the way to or from Alder Point. I would love to be a part of this. I am the oldest of 10. father Robert (Bob) Pero (Pearo) and Coletta (Carey) Pero. I grew up with the Fraser’s. Willey R and Russel’s family. I am retired and living in St catharines . WE were in Brighten a couple of years ago with our boat had we known you were there. keep in touch.

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  33. Posted by Janet LeBlanc on June 24, 2009 at 09:56

    I was talking to Rhoda Powers. She is the daughter of the late Sadie and Charle Powers for Little Pond Rd. Rhoda June Donny Peter and a few more sisters and brothers. She was wondering if annyone has any information on her parents or pictures of the kids. She has no pictures of her parents and would love to have one.
    Thanks

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    • Posted by Anne Dugas Chin on July 4, 2009 at 23:26

      Have Rhoda contact her sister Della. I’m pretty sure she has family pictures.

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  34. Posted by Dennis Boudreau on July 5, 2009 at 16:34

    Hi George,

    Stumbled across this blog while doing research on some of the Magdalen Islands families who settled in your neck of the woods. Would enjoy knowing more about the Arseneaus, Theriaults and Turbides who settled in Alder Point if you or any of your readers would be so kind to share any information and/or details with me. I’m known as the North American specialist in the genealogies of the Islanders. At this point, I’m tracking down where everyone went, now that the genealogies of the Islands have been researched. Thanks in advance, and keep up the great blog! Someday, maybe I’ll get to visit here.

    Dennis Boudreau

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    • Morning Dennis, nice to hear from you. Many of those names you referred to moved (back in some cases) from the Magdalen Islands to the area of Bras d’Or and Alder Point. Several of the listers here are researching those names and may very well be in contact with you. I have added you to my Blog list. At any time you choose you may have it removed.
      Was your family from Bras d’Or originally?

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  35. Posted by Dennis Boudreau on July 28, 2009 at 00:27

    Hi George,

    Just saw your message. No, my family came to the US straight from the Islands, by way of Lac-au-Saumon to Fall River, MA (maternal side) and via Pictou to Cap-de-la-Madeleine (paternal side). Somehow they all ended up here in Rhode Island. Good thing or I wouldn’t be here writing to you. LOL.

    I’m sure I speak for everyone here when I say thanks for providing this forum for us all, to discuss our ancestors and memories of your region. It’s always interesting to read about the lives of those men and women pioneers, especially the kind-hearted Madelinots, like John Arsenault. As you have probably guessed, I am proud to be a descendant of the Islanders. Our large Madelinot family is a far-flung one, with many branches spread out across the continent, but we all have the same roots… grounded in the humble, and hardworking men and women from whom we descend. No matter where they went once leaving the Islands, they gave their all to build the communities in which they found themselves. This is cause for celebration and remembrance.

    Again, sincere thanks for your blog. It’s really great. Dennis

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  36. Posted by Dennis Jessome ( Bras D'or Shacks) on July 31, 2009 at 23:33

    Hi George . I am catching up on a lot, I missed from knowing everyone in Alder Point . I knew them or heard of them And your site brings back a lot of good Memories . Growing up In The BrasD’or Shacks ,I wasn’t too far from Alder Point And thd the Privelege of touched base with, pretty well everyone, down that way, over the years. When I was a youngster .I worked for the Snow White Dry cleaners . That way I got to visit every house down that way and surrounding areas. I knocked on a lot of doors ,saying ,Anything for Snow White (Dry Cleaners). But most of the time, I knew they had nothing to go to the cleaners , I would Knock anyway just to say hello. I know if ya spoke of, Snow White Cleaners Today, to a few old timers they would remember Later I had a nick name “Snow White” .And There was I, dark as the Ace of Spades . But all the stories and Names of the Alderpointers. Brings back Good ,Good Memories I enjoy your site very much, George .Keep Up The Good Work Buddy.

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  37. Posted by Mary Jessome on November 29, 2009 at 20:58

    Hi George
    I am the daughter of Charles Jessome who lived in Alder Point. My Dad still talks about all his childhood friends and adventures. He was from a large family Marie, Harold, Theresa, Lorretta, Louise, Maydel, Jen, John, Andy, Barny, Emmett(who lives in Alder Point) and my Dad Charles. I am very interested in old photos of the family do you know of any sites of older school photo’s etc.

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    • I am very familiar with your family and went to school with many of them. I wrote a book about Alder Point a few years back and in it mentions your family on a number of occasions. Your best bet to find old pics of that family is to contact first Emmett and then on face book. It is very difficult to get pics from that era but you never know someone may unknowingly be hoarding old school pics from this era. Dont give up and I will keep an eye out for you.
      Contact me direct off line should you require further information at: caperfca@sympatico.ca

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  38. Posted by wayne richards on January 20, 2010 at 10:08

    good morning sir
    our father is henry richards and he is from alderpoint…my father loves to talk about his home town….i would be very interested if there are any childhood pictures….i love your site….great work…our father and i read it together…thank you very much

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  39. Posted by wayne richards on January 20, 2010 at 10:25

    also, i am interested in purchasing a copy of your book.. can you provide direction to this end…
    thank you

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    • Nice to hear from you Wayne and thanks for positive comments. Book may be purchsed by sending $30.00 to:
      George T. Fraser
      28 Marina Drive
      Brighton, ON K0K 1H0
      By the way are you related to the Reashores? Francie, Louie, Hank etc?

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  40. Posted by Sharon Henke on January 4, 2011 at 20:32

    Hi,
    My great grandfather was Ambrose Devoe born to James and Margaret Hunt Devoe of Saratoga County, New York. Is this the same Ambrose you write about? Ambrose was born in 1861 in Jobville and died in 1935 outside of Mechanicville, Saratoga County, New York
    Sharon

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