Charlotte M. Campbell ( – March 1986)

Birth: unknown

Death: Mar., 1986

Elmwood Cemetery
Greater Winnipeg
Manitoba, Canada
Plot: 11-G0177

Her older brother James led me to her grave.

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Who’s Who?

Who’s who on this picture?

Valéry Forand Blanche and Frobe

You have to start with this one.

Blanche and Edward

Edward Robitaille, his mother Blanche Lagasse,
his maternal grandmother Valeda Forand,

and his great-grandmother Philomène Lussier

Hercule Poirot

I wonder where all this will lead us to…?

Descendants of Pierre Lagassé and Marcelline David

Very few people know they are descendants of Pierre Lagassé and Marcelline David.

I am not one of them…

Strange isn’t to have searched for these people’s descendants since 2009?

Blanche and Edward

Blanche Lagasse is holding her son Edward Louis Robitaille born in 1921. Her mother Valéda Forand is behind her. The other women is Philomène Lussier,  Valéda’s mother.

Not much interesting unless you know who these people are on a picture dated around 1922…

Who was Edward Louis Robitaille?

Edward Louis Robitaille

Find a Grave

Here’s Edward with his sister Dolly.

Edward and Dolly

Dolly and Edward

Here’s Dolly with her father Louis Robitaille.

Dolly and Louis Robitaille

This is Louis’ father…


Jerry Robitaille

This is my file on Blanche Lagasse.

Blanche Lagasse's file

Blanche’s father was Frobe Lagasse.

Here’s Frobe with his family.

Frobe Lagasse's family

Blanche, Frobe, Laurent, Joseph Norman, Valéda Forand

Blanche is the little girl on the left. Blanche, born March 15, 1902, left this world on January 9, 2002.

But did she really leave us?

Valéry Forand Blanche and Frobe

Blanche in the summer of 1903 with her mother Valeda Forand holding her…

The Dash

By Linda Ellis

​I read of a man who stood to speak at the funeral of a friend. He referred to the dates on the tombstone from the beginning…to the end.

He noted that first came the date of birth and spoke the following date with tears, but he said what mattered most of all was the dash between those years.

For that dash represents all the time that they spent alive on earth. And now only those who loved them know what that little line is worth.

For it matters not, how much we own, the cars… the house… the cash. What matters is how we live and love and how we spend our dash.

So, think about this long and hard. Are there things you’d like to change? For you never know how much time is left that can still be rearranged.

If we could just slow down enough to consider what’s true and real and always try to understand ​the way other people feel.

And be less quick to anger and show appreciation more and love the people in our lives like we’ve never loved before.

If we treat each other with respect and more often wear a smile, remembering that this special dash might only last a little while.

​So, when your eulogy is being read, with your life’s actions to rehash… would you be proud of the things they say about how you spent YOUR dash?

​Copyright 1996 Linda Ellis


Courtesy Gracie Ann Matisyn


Collection Steve Myers

Are you related?

This is what I wrote two days ago to Mike Phillips…about Anita Blais. 

Mike had posted this headstone picture.headstone LeFave


Are you related?
I have some of her ancestors.

Anita was the daughter of Clarence Wallace Blais, the son of Paul Blais and Maria Spaulding whose parents were Adelphis Spaulding and Lucie Aubé, daughter of Urbain Aubé and Lucie Trudeau.

Lucie Aubé was Alphonse Aubey’s sister…

Alphonse  was  living in 1910 with  his niece Marie Spaulding and her husband  Paul  Blais.

Mike had also this picture.

headstone Paul Blais

Small world isn’t?

1910 Alphonse Aubey

What about Paul Blais, Head, male, 44, Canada?

I thought you would never ask…

Click here.


Mike has not replied yet to my message I left on Find a Grave.

I just had to look…

I just had to look for Urbain Aubé’s family and little Alphonse last Sunday morning.

The problem was not looking for them, but to stop looking for other unknown people I had  found along the way.

The only thing I could find about Alphonse Aubé was this Alphonse Aubey in Rhode Island in 1910.

1910 Alphonse Aubey

1910 U.S. census

Were all these people related?

Alphonse Aubey, 58, a widower, born in Canada, a boarder in Paul Blais’ home.

1910 Alphonse Aubey

Who was Clarence Aubey, boarder, male, 13, born in Rhode Island?

1910 Alphonse Aubey

Alphonse’s son?

Who was Lucy Aubey, daughter, female, 31, born in New York?

1910 Alphonse Aubey

Alphonse’s daughter?

The key to this enigma was Maria Blais, wife, female, 42, born in Canada…

1910 Alphonse Aubey

Stay tuned…if you’re the curious type.

headstone Paul Blais

For the source, click here.


I have no idea who is Arthur Lefoley…

1910 Alphonse Aubey