How I found information about Édouard…

I never could understand why my father acted the way he did with his children and with his family.

When his father died on January 1, 1964, the whole Lagacé family died with him.

Leo Lagacé Senior was my grandfather. Here is his picture.

Léo Lagacé and two of his sons in 1933

Montreal 1933

Léo Lagacé Senior is with two sons, Léo Junior and Marcel. Marcel is in the wheelchair.

My father is in the back.

I believe my father loved his father a lot though he never told me.

I loved my father a lot though I never told him…

This is why I write a lot and don’t talk to much about how I feel.

Leo Senior married once in 1912. I thought his first wife died and that he had remarried with Juliette Métayer, Édouard’s daughter.

That’s what I thought.

Let’s go back to Édouard Métayer the man responsible for my quest about my ancestors.

I knew he was a fire captain in Montreal so I contacted someone in the fire department.

The man who contacted me was Mister Courtemanche, a retired fireman, working for le Centre d’histoire du Service incendie de Montréal.

He found the precious information I needed:  when and where Édouard was christened.

With that information the flood gate opened.

Next time, what I learned about Édouard.

But before I leave, I will tease you with this picture…

55 Concorde Ste-Thérèse vers 1940

1940

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