Saturday, June 18th. In St-Pierre-les-Becquets

It was a beautiful day, the atmosphere was extremely pleasant and the Demers were ready to learn all they could from the visit of this very picturesque village where ancestors carried out their lives and worked. Suzanne Demers and Claudette Fournier from the “Société d’histoire et de généalogie” shared their knowledge of the founders and Père Louis Demers, the last of the “Récollets” who had a significant role in history.

We had our annual general meeting in the morning and the Board was integrally re-elected.

Following the meeting, some folks picnicked while others had a buffet lunch. In alternating groups, there was a guided tour of the beautiful church of Corinthian style built over a period of 14 tumultuous years with sabotage and thefts due to opposing camps between citizens.

There was an organized visit with various food samples of the “Tomaterie” the local transformation plant for tomato and cranberries as well as Guylaine Roy’s beautiful ancestral home. Mass was said to honor our visit, the Mayor Yves Tousignant, greated the Demers and we were overjoyed that several residents joined us for supper.

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