Our contributor, Lucien Bleau, lives in Edmonton, Alberta, but he was born on a farm in Ponteix, Saskatchewan. His maternal grandmother was Lucias Albina Choquet. She was born in 1871 in Beloeil, Quebec. Destiny brought her and her husband, Clément Bédard, to New Bedford, Massachusetts - and ultimately, to Ponteix. Of their 9 children, two passed away early. One of those two, Sylvia, died in 1917 from the terrible Spanish flu which killed so many throughout the world. The photo portrays Lucias Albina with the remaining of her offsprings. She passed away at 80 years old, in 1951. Our thanks to Lucien who sent us photos displaying a very beautiful testimony of family's life Western Canada.
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Lucien Bleau's Photo Album - Part Two