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THE ST-ROMUALD GATHERING 2019

This gathering will be remembered for the beautiful exchanges among participants. Descendants of the Demers came from all over the continent to celebrate the 375th anniversary of the arrival of Jean Dumay and his three sons in New France. Exceptionally, Garnet Wharton attended with her parents from Marlin, Oregon, as well as Laura Demas White…
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Saint-Elie-de-Caxton gathering

Under a sunny sky, last June 12th , we held our annual gathering in St-Élie de Caxton, famous for its ‘’Legends’’ described by Fred Pellerin. In the morning we had a guided tour of the various points of interest that we later discovered walking around the village. After our general assembly, we had time to…
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2017’s Gathering at the Maison St-Gabriel

To highlight Montreal’s 375 th anniversary, we visited the « Maison St-Gabriel » next to the land where our ancestors André and Jean lived. 46 participants from the provinces of Québec and Ontario as well as the USA visited the beautiful farmhouse, dating back to 1668, from the basement to the attic as well as outbuildings. The…
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Enhancement project for our patronym

This spring, we invited our Facebook friends to spot signs bearing the Demers name, to take pictures of these and send them to us to create an album. In celebration of its 375 th Anniversary, two Montreal alleys were honored. One in particular held our attention; Demers Street in the Plateau Mont-Royal district of Montreal…
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