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Newspaper Article from August 7, 1933

Here is an article from a South Hadley Falls newspaper in Massachusetts. Anatole Savage, Félicité Laflèche and their children were living there in 1933. The article described the couple's 50th wedding anniversary. Félicité is the daughter of Vincent Laflèche who is the ascendant of many members of the Laflèche family in Prescott-Russsel, Ontario. See below for a transcription performed by our genealogist Diane Diotte.

August 7, 1933
Miss Grace O'Cara, 45 Lamb Street, Tel. 2-340 (correspondent)

Haig Avenue Couple To Observe Golden Wedding With Church Services

Mr. and Mrs. Anatole Savage of Haig avenue will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary tomorrow with a high mass to be celebrated at St. Patrick's church at 8 a.m. A reception will follow at their home to which 75 guests have been invited.

Mr. Savage was the son of Mr. And Mrs. Peter Savage of St. Augustine, Quebec and was born on March 27, 1861. He was one of a family of 11 children, five of which are living. His brother, Frederick, and his sister, Mrs. Filbert Brisson, of Embrun, Ontario are here to attend the celebration. His brothers, Adrian and Horace, of Montana, will not be able to be present.

Mrs. Savage was before her marriage Miss Félicité Laflèche, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Vincent Lafleche of Fort Covington, N.Y. She was born on October 31, 1860. She was one of a family of 12 children, four of whom are living. Her brother, Alexandre Laflèche, of Ontario, will attend the anniversary celebration. Her brothers, Joseph and Athanase, also of Ontario, will not be able to be present.

Both Mr. And Mrs. Savage attended the schools of their native towns. They were married in St. Patrick's Church, Crysler, Ontario January 7, 1883 by Rev. Fox of that church. They postponed the official anniversary celebration until this time in order that every member of their family might be able to be present. They made their home in Crysler, Ontario, where Mr. Savage conducted a business as carriage maker, until 1910, when the family removed to Holyoke, where Mr. Savage was associated with the late Michael J. Bowler in his carriage making establishment for 12 years. He was also connected with Michael Harrigan in the carriage business for several years. The family moved to South Hadley Falls in 1921 and have made their home here since that time. Mr. Savage is now associated with the P.F. Sullivan Co. Of South Hadley Falls.

Both Mr. And Mrs. Savage are in excellent health and active in church social and town interests. They are the parents of eleven children, nine of whom are living, and will attend the anniversary celebration with their families. There are: Mrs. Louis Page of Marcelle Street, Aldenville, Mrs. Adrian Hamel of South Hadley Falls, Mrs. Theodore Duval of Center street, Holyoke; Frank Savage of Percy street, Aldenville; Mrs. George Richards of Haig avenue, South Hadley Falls, sister Anatole of the Order of the Presentation of Mary at Concord N.H.; Mrs. Leo LeBlanc of Haig avenue, South Hadley Falls; Mrs. Ernest Demers of Pleasant street, Holyoke; and Sister Louise Felecite of the Order of the Presentation of Mary at Sweetsburgh, Quebec. There are 24 grand children; Cecile, Jeanne, Rita, Helen, Alice, Therese and Louis Page of Aldenville; Henry, Lucy, Paul, Girard, Regina, Cecile, Theresa and Theodore Duval of Holyoke; Regina, Arthur, Helen, Alice and Lena Savage of Aldenville; Roger, Claire and Elbert Richards of South Hadley Falls; Louise LeBlanc, South Hadley Falls.

At the anniversary mass of Tuesday, Mr. And Mrs. Savage will be attended by two of their grand children, Helen Page and Girard Duval. Mrs. Savage will wear of gown of blue and white chiffon voile and white accessories and will carry a white prayer book and rosary beads. Her small attendant will wear an organdy dress of golden hue with a white hat trimmed with golden ribbon. She will carry an old fashioned miniature bouquet of yellow roses. The ushers will be Henry Duval, grandchild of the couple and Leo Desrosiers, friend of the family. Music during the anniversary Mass will be played by Mrs. Peter McDonald, church organist. Henry Duval, violinist, will furnish music at the reception. All the family members will receive Holy Communion at the Mass.

Open house will be kept throughout the day and evening. The color scheme in the home, on the lawn and in the table decorations will be of gold. The lawn will be lighted throughout the evening with Japanese lanterns of golden hue. Tables will be arranged in a horseshoe fashion and Joe Frans of Holyoke will cater. Speeches of congratulation and the presentation of gifts will be made by the grandchildren of the couple. Guests will be present from Ontario, Springfield, Ludlow, Huntington, New Hampshire, New York, Amherst, Holyoke and Aldenville and Canada.

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Jan Laflèche

We are sad to learn the death of Mr. Jan Laflèche, our genealogist, who passed away peacefully at the Montfort Hospital in Ottawa on December 30th, 2012 at the age of 65.
The Funeral Mass was held at St-Gabriel Roman Catholic Church, 55 Appleford Street, Ottawa on Tuesday January 8, 2013 at 11 a.m.

Did you know!!!

We have found the baptism record for Vincent Laflèche.
Born on January 31st, 1812 in Laval, paroisse St-Vincent de Paul de l'Île Jésus, baptised on February 1st, 1812 at the same location.
Here is the original document and the transcribed text:

"Le premier de février, mil huit cent douze par nous prêtre sousigné, curé de cette paroisse a été baptisé un garçon qui a été nommé Vincent, né de la veille du mariage de Jean-Baptiste Laflèche, laboureur, et de Marie-Suzanne Sicard son épouse demeurant en la paroisse de Ste-Rose. Le parain a été Louis de Corne et la maraine a été Marie Labelle qui ainsi que le père ont déclaré ne savoir signer due requis. Fr. Bégin, ptre"


August 2009

It was a pleasure to attend the 3rd General Annual Assembly of the Association des Brassard d'Amérique on August 29, 2009, at Ile d'Orléans and meet some Brassard descendants.

Did you know!!!

Pierre I was from the Carignan-Salières regiment.

Did you know!!!

June 11th 2006 will mark the 370th anniversary of the arrival in New-France of Antoine Brassard and his wife Françoise Méry, parents of our Dorothée Brassard, wife of Pierre Richer dit Laflèche.

December 2005

The excursion to Fort Covington took place last September 17. See here for details and pictures.

June 2004

The Second Family Reunion to be held on July 31st and August 1st, 2004 has been cancelled because of a lack of participants. We hope that we will be able to offer other activities in the near future.

April 2004

Don't miss the summer 2004 family reunion! Look here for details of the invitation. See also some pictures of the 1999 reunion. This year the reunion will take place at the J.R. Brisson Complex in Casselman.
The web site has a new cleaner look and the family tree has been updated.

July 2003

Access the surveys that will allow us to determine the interest of the members for certain activities and to plan ahead for 2004.
A suvey on a possible trip to France and Italy and another on a family reunion in the summer of 2004 are available here.

February 2002

Welcome to the Richer dit Laflèche Family Association web site.
This site was created in 1999 to prepare the first Richer-Laflèche family reunion and was used subsequently for the creation and the launching of the family book in 2000 and 2001.
For 2002, it is now the official site of the brand new Richer dit Laflèche Family Association. Along with its new look, it now has its own domain name:

On top of finding valuable information on many different subjects, you can also get a book on the greater Richer dit Laflèche family and a souvenir of the 1999 reunion at a low cost. You will also find information on the association, a family tree containing more than 11000 individuals, historic facts on certain ancestors, information on the coat of arms and a search engine.

The first association newsletter is scheduled to appear in April 2002 and will be sent to members by postal mail. It will then be published three times a year thereafter.

We hope, as much as possible, to keep up to date information on this site and make it more dynamic. New items will appear on this page, so be sure to visit regularly.
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