Some Choquette that live to
a ripe old age !
Brother Pierre Choquette, from Sherbrooke, a member of the Sacred-Heart
Congregation since 1971, has sent us the following documents which
demonstrates that the Choquette have a genetic propensity to live
a long time !
Joseph Choquette and Rosalie Rainville had left Ste-Marie-de-Monnoir (Marieville), Rouville County, around 1890 to settle in Ste-Catherine-de-Hatley, and after a while, went to help found the Parish of Ste-Elisabeth-de-North-Hatley, Stanstead County. Several of their descendants stll live in the Eastern Township area. The following newspaper article, printed in Sherbrooke's La Tribune on May 29, 1963, tells us more about this family with the remarkable longevity.
the death of Sister Ste-Rosalie
The other children of
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Choquette, born Rosalie Rainville, live in every county of the
Eastern Township area, as well as their descendants. When they passed
away, they had 81 living grand-children. Today, the Choquette family
consists of almost 400 members.
The following table was made with data compiled
by Mrs Marie-Anne Choquette (1900-1992),
daughter of Mr. Joseph Choquette and Mrs Rosalie Rainville,
verified and transmitted by their great-grand-son
Brother Pierre Choquette, s.c., in june 1999
The children have lived a total
of 1231 years,
and reached an average lifespan of 87.92 years.
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