I. Bois-Franc Cemetery
and
II. Old Gracefield Cemetery
(Gatineau Valley, Quebec)

August 22, 2002:
Hi Al,
 
Did a little work over the summer. Sending you the English names I found in the Bois-Franc, 
Quebec cemetery & the Old Gracefield cemetery located right in the village of Gracefield. 
 
Darlene
I Bois-Franc Cemetery (Catholic) Highway 105 , Bois-Franc, Quebec
1. A. Baker In memory of Alex Baker who died April 17th, 1969 , 66 yrs. Harold Johns Baker died October 22, 1969 , 39 yrs. Elisabeth Hebert - Baker die d March 8th, 1982 , 78 yrs. 2. Bernatchez In memory of Adrien Bernatchez 1907 - 1948 beloved husb. of Maggie Jan Brennan Aug. 12, 1908 - March 22, 1993 Lise Gagnon July 30, 1960 - Sept. 15, 1992 Adrien Bernatchez Jr. Dec. 22, 1936 - Dec. 28, 2000 3. Bernatchez Corona D'Amour 1917 - 1983 wife of Albert Bernatchez 1899 - 1989 4. Brennan John Brennan 1916 - 2001 husb. of Jacqueline Labelle 1926 - 1989 their son Allan Brennan 1959 - 5. Brennan Joseph Brennan 1910 - 1976 Aurette Robitaille 1919 - 6. Brennan In memory of Thomas Brennan Sr. 1842 - 1933 Beloved husb. of Mary Anne Wilson 1879 - 1964 Paddy Brennan 1906 - 1968 Jim Brennan Oct. 23rd., 1904 - Oct. 3, 1972 7. Comtois Joseph Comtois 1896 - 1983 husband of ( 2nd marriage) Marie Milks 8. D'Amour Eliza Cere 1893 - 1943 wife of Camille D'Amour 1885 - 1984 Annie Baker 1942 - Norbert Cere 1928 - Percy D'Amour 1927 - 1997 9. Forester Georges 1901 - 1953 husband of Lina Bruyere 1910 - 1996 Darcy 1933 - 1987 Lionel 1957 - 1993 Antoine 1930 - 2000 10. Forester John Forester 1895 - 1985 Lucie Bruyere 1902 - 1988 Lucie Forester 1932 -1993 11. Forester Leonard Forester 1932 - 1970 husb. of Yoland Ethier 1937 - Estelle Forester 1967 - 1968 Leonard Forester 1962 -1986 12. Fraser Cecilia Wilson 1883 - 1947 wife of Jos Fraser Mary 2 days Joseph Fraser , husb. of CeCily Wilson, 1880 - 1967 Henry C. 1mth. 13. Fraser Mearl 1907 - 1984 Fleurette 1940 - 1940 2mths., 11 days Celina 1918 - Hella 1941 - 1941 13 hrs. 14. Fraser Russell 1919 - 1999 Rita 1927 - 15. Fraser Wilmer J. Oct. 26, 1917 - Nov. 11, 1975 Yvette C. Feb. 10, 1926 - 16. Holmes John 1890 - 1977 husb. of Malvina Cyr 1897 -1968 Willie Holmes 1935 - 1961 On a ground plaque: Ethel Holmes Paquette 1930 - 1980 17. Holmes Modest Maurice 1933 - 1999 Raymonde Mantha 1941 - 18. Hubert Cecile Wilson 1930 - 1978 Roma Hubert 1928 - 1986 19. Kelly In memory of Elizabeth Lezott, wife of John T. Kelly, died Jan. 20, 1918, 33 yrs. J. T. Kelly died Oct. 2, 1945 , 65 yrs. On the right side of the tombstone: Gagnon In memory of Noel Gagnon, husb. of Bridget Kelly, died Oct. 30, 1992, 83 yrs. On the left side of the tombstone: P. J. Kelly died July 22, 1927, 21 yrs. 20. P. Lacaille Paul Lacaille 1882 - 1965 John Wilson 1928 - 1991 Raynald Gehu 1962 - Clothilde David 1890 - 1953 Gervaise Lacaille 1925 -2001 Rachel Wilson 1954 - Genevieve Wilson 1955 - On the back of the tombstone: Henry Wilson 1914 - 2002 Evangeline Johnson 1920 - 21. Leduc Germaine Forrester 1848 - 1973 wife of Gerald Leduc 22. O'Reilly Thomas O'Reilly 1883 - 1978 Anthony O'Reilly 1904 - 1985 23. T. O'Reilly Thomas O'Reilly 1862 - 1930 Catherine O'Connor 1859 - 1935 Theresa O'Reilly 1897 -1942 Lily O'Reilly 1900 - 1963 Michael O'Reilly 1896 - 1976 79 yrs. beloved husband of Emilie Rivest 1908 - 24. Payette Irene Payette, wife of Philippe Paré 1905 - 1993 daughter of Tom Payette & Hellen Ward 25. Phoenix Wilson Réné Phoenix 1900 - 1964, husb. of Marguerite Wilson 1885 - 1977 James H Wilson 1853 - 1941, husb. of Phrezine Bruyere 1860 - 1935 26. Sloan Lyse Charette 1946 - 1997 wife of Walter Sloan 1946 - 27. J. Wilson Father Mother James Wilson 1886 - 1971 Mary Coggins 1895 - 1951 28. Wilson Madeleine St. Amour 1929 - 1990 wife of Russell Wilson 1926 -
II OLD ( CATHOLIC) CEMETERY Located right in the center of the village of GRACEFIELD, QUEBEC
1. Rice Patrick Rice , April 25, 1900 - October 29,1972 Husb. of Stella Brennan Jan. 21, 1905 - June 19, 1987 Lionel Rice March 31, 1931 - Jan. 30, 1977 Raymonde Cousineau Rice, Jan. 26, 1924 - Nov. 20, 1998 wife of Denis Rice, Feb. 3, 1923 - Apr. 22, 2001 2. Sicard Palma Sicard 1933 - 1987, husb. of Renny Brennan 1935 - 1997 3. Brennan Lloyd Brennan 1927 - , his wife, Mary Rice 1935 - Gerald Brennan 1959 - Allan Brennan 1963 - 2000 4. Lamarche Emelie Tisdelle 1894 - 1950 , wife of Thomas Lamarche 5. Millejours J. Baptiste Millejours 1884 - 1952 , husb. of Delima Sicard 1882 - 1968 6. Rochon Josaphat Rochon 1923 - , husb. of Lillian Duffy 1919 - 7. Crites Alexandre Crites Sr. Died Feb. 12, 1935 at the age of 74 Alexandre Crites Jr. Died May 4, 1941 at the age of 42 Mrs. Eva Crites Tisdelle Died Jan. 26, 1978 at the age of 72 Robert Crites Died March 21, 1978 at the age of 74 8. Crites can not read 9. Bainbridge Charles E. Bainbridge 1909 - 1965 , husb. of Mary J Snowdy 1915 - 1973 10. Kelly Simone Auger 1918 - 1957 , wife of Albert Kelly 1914 - 1994 husb. From second marriage to: Arlette Kelly 1939 - 1990 11. Shea Herbert C Shea died Jan. 19, 1947 at the age of 42 yrs. & 9 mths. Husb. of Jeanne T Lafreniere who died March 31, 1997 at the age of 83 yrs. & 3 mths. 12. Fortin Hilaire Fortin 1898 - 1946 , husb. of Pearl Mathews 1904 1999 13. Downey John Downey died March 8, 1931 at the age of 78 his wife Mary Kealy died Nov. 4, 1935 at the age of 79 Mary Elizabeth Downey died Sept. 18, 1931 at the age of 43 14. Downey Fred Downery 1890 - 1969 15. Carr Mary Lynch Feb. 28, 1856 - July 28, 1925 wife of Michael Carr Apr. 6, 1855 - Jan. 11, 1930 16. Vallieres Agnes Rice 1925 - , wife of Léon Vallieres 1922 - 1998 their daughter Agather 1951 - 1971 17. Johnson Josephine Lamarche 1898 - 1971 , her husb. William Johnson 1896 - 1994 Leona Johnson 1938 - 1957 18. Monette Joseph Albert Monette 1879 - 1958 , husb. of Martha Brennan McConnery 1887 - 1970 infant daughter Marion Thirza 1916 19. Paul J Brennan Died June 12, 1934 at the age of 63 Robert Brennan Died March 30, 1931 at the age of 28 Lucienne Thisdelle 1923 - 1949, wife of Clifford Brennan 1920 - 1992 20. Brennan Suzanne Methot 1950 - 1994 , wife of Maurice Brennan 1945 - 21. Brennan Fidelia Thisdelle 1903 - 1970 , wife of John Brennan 1976 22. Tisdale Elizabeth Brennan 1890 - 1950 , wife of Jeremie Tisdale 1885 - 1964 Gene 1944 - 1967 23. Sicard Jean-Baptiste 1859 - 1925 , husb. of Rosalie Lafond 1866 - 1908 Pierre 1890 - 1952 , husb. of Cecilia Johnson 1899 - 1952 Lucien 1935 - , husb. of Helene Rondeau 1942 - 24. Morin Albert Morin died Aug. 19, 1908 at the age of 14 John Morin died Aug. 27, 1929 at the age of 61 , husb. of A. Courchaine Amanda Courchaine (wife of John Morin) Died May 15, 1950 at the age of 78 yrs. & 5 mths Marie Eve Kelly 1 day Stella Morin - Kelly 1896 - 1991 Charles Morin died Nov. 15, 1890 at the age of 72 , his wife Claire Lauriault died June 6, 1914 at the age of 85 Marcel Morin died March 4, 1938 at the age of 4 mths. i.e. the child of Arsene Morin 25. Gauthier Louise Mayer died July 20, 1913 at the age of 45 yrs., Wife of Polidor Gauthier 26. Kenney Julia Duffy died Dec. 7, 1912 at the age of 28 yrs. & 8 mths. , Wife of Patrick Keeney 27. Duffy James Duffy 1855 - 1927 , & wife Margaret McConnery 1959 - 1943 Lucy Duffy 1901 - 1964 James A Duffy 1880 - 1966 Mary Duffy 1886 - 1972 28. Zurenski Delisca Menard died Feb. 25, 1925 at the age of 29, wife of Harry Zurenski 29. Monette Alie Mary Valtina Rowe 1889 - 1957 , wife of Patrick Monette 1887 - 1976 Guy Alie 1927 -1980 30. Gedeon Blais Soldier 57 BAT. F E C March 27, 1961 Age 66 Dorilda Kenney 1900 -1980 31. Newton Bessie Newton died Aug. 31, 1908 at the age of 7 yrs. & 4 mths. 32. Samson Margaret Rice 1905 - 1988 , wife of Peter Samson , daughter of Timothy Rice Elizabeth Laprise , mother of ?????????? (Unable to read) 33. Sicard Jean Baptiste 1859 - 1925 , husb. of Rosalie Lafond 1866 -1908 Pierre 1890 - 1952 , husb. of Cecila Johnson 1899 - 1975 Lucien 1935 - , husb. of Helen Rondeau 1942 - 34. Paul J- Brennan died June 12, 1934 at the age of 63 Robert Brennan died March 30, 1931 at the age of 28 35. Tisdelle Georges Tisdelle 1893 - 1919 Louis Tisdelle 1893 - 1971 Claude Tisdelle 1939 - 1992 Aurele Tisdelle 1941 - 1995 36. Monette James Monette 1875 - 1972 , husb. of Sophie Morency 1876 - 1949 our children: Evelyne 1907 - 1926 Edgar 1906 - 1933 baby Nelson 11 mths. Baby Florence 3 wks. 37. Lefebvre Louis Napoleon Lafebvre died Sept. 23, 1923 at the age of 57 his wife, Laura Mercier died Jan. 7, 1939 at the age of 59 Paul E 1919 - 1964 , husb. of Dora Gardner Raymond Lefebvre 1915 - 1975 38. Lebeau Francois Lebeau 1858 - 1926 Rose Anna Courchesne 1876 - 1946 Louise Lebeau 1940 - 1940 (no error here) Tommy Rice 1933 - 1954 39. Johnson Harry Johnson 1899 - 1968 , husb. of Rose Gauthier 1902 - 1993 Nely 1923 - 1947 Ida 1926 -1947 40. N. Perrier Fils Nicolas Perrier 1870 - 1936 , husb. of Anna Miljour 1872 - 1943 41. Dennis Foley died Aug. 27, 1863 84 yrs. Old (born 1779) his wife Bridget Tumay died Apr. 14, 1869 at the age of 70 yrs. Natives of Ireland January 2, 2003: Note: This may be the Dennis FOLEY from County Cork, ML# 401 42. Ellen Foley died May 26, 1874 at the age of 48 , wife of Steven Downey 43. Downey Mary E. Died Sept 13, 1882 at the age of 13 mths. William J. Died Sept 11, 1896 at the age of 19 yrs. & 2 mths. Children of J. & M. Downey Steaphen Downey died July 20, 1901 at the age of 85 44. Catherine Lamarche , wife of John Essex (no dates on tombstone) 45. St-Jean Omer St-Jean 1881 - 1948 , husb. of Hedwidge Miljour 46. Kenney Frédéric Kenney 1863 - 1928 Marie Liard 1876 - 1940 47. Alexis Perron died Jan. 1, 1920 at the age of 76 yrs. & 3 mths. , Husb. of Delima Miljour Francois Perron died June 14, 1920 at the age of 15 yrs. & 11 mths. 48. Rice Michael Rice 1858 - 1944 , husb. of Natalie Tisdelle 1869 - 1937 Willie Rice 1909 (not sure of this date) - 1987 49. Lafontaine Jean Lafontaine 1914 - 1994 , husb. of Marian Rusenstrom 1923 - 50. Brennan George Brennan 1909 -1963 , husb. of Flore Thisdel Richard 1955 - 1978 51. Brennan George 1861 - 1948 , husb. of Rachel Craig 1883 -1963 52. Shields Catherine Foley 1860 - 1960 , wife of James Shields 53. Daniel Foley died Jan. 17, 1890 at the age of 56 54. Foley Mary Anne Foley died Dec. 19, 1874 (not sure it is a 4 ) at the age of 50 , wife of Joseph Ellard 55. Matthews Délia Lafond 1874 - 1940 , wife of Ned Matthews 1879 - 1941 Colette 1939 - 1940 Lawrence Matthews 1916 - 1987 , husb. of Gloriante Ethier 1922 - 56. Alexandre Colindied Apr. 22, 1930 at the age of 84 husb. of Ursule Barbe husb. of Brigitte McConnery 57. William McConnery , his wife Catherine Brennen & Family John McConnery his wife Martha Maxwell His Parents 58. Charron Fred Charron died Nov. 1903 at the age of 31 yrs. & 4 mths.., Husband of Julie Johnston 59. For of memory Loretta ......daughter of An Bauibriuge (no other info) Henrietta Lamothe Aug. 22, 1902 - July 14, 1903 60. Bainbridge Bond Bainbridge 1896 - 1963 , husb. of Rose Lafreniere 1903 - 1995 61. Hedwidge Vincent died May 22, 1900 at the age of 77 yrs. & 7 mths., Wife of Felix Mercier Anasthase Mercier died May 22, 1881 at the age of 33 yrs. 62. Patrick Grace died Aug. 245, 1898 at the age of 57 yrs. 63. Grace Patrick Grace died Aug. 24, 1898 age 57 yrs. Jane O'Brien, wife of Patrick Grace, died July 22, 1920, age 74 yrs. P.D. Grace died Aug. 22, 1909 64.Duffy Edward Duffy Born. Oct. 24, 1813 Died May 11, 1895 his wife, Ann Phelan, born Dec. 26, 1815 Died March 5, 1906 Erected by their daughter Elizabeth D. Gleeson Dan Duffy 1930 - 1949 Agnes Benard 1896 - 1971 wife of Edward Duffy 1895 - 1981 (this is confusing but there is no other info) Annie Duffy Thompson 1885 -1924 Bertha Duffy 1898 -1967 Florence Duffy 1891 - 1974 65. In memory of Bel Duffy Beloved wife of J. M. Bean died Feb. 9, 1890 age 41 66.Duffy Rennie Duffy 1920 - 1984 , husband of Cecile Rondeau 1930 - 2001 Pierre 1961 - 1985 67. O'Connor In memory of John O'Connor Born Oct. 9 , 1840 died May 17, 1905 his wife, Anna Duffy Born June 6, 1847 Died June 4, 1905 Edmond A. O'Connor Died Feb. 8, 1890 age: 1 yr. 3 mos. & 4 days Charles O'Connor died March 3, 1881, age 81 yrs. His wife, Catherine Hart Died Apr. 3, 1887, age 81 yrs 68. Mayrand Camille Mayrand 1885 -1937 , husband of Marie Lalemant Clement 1887 -1972 Gertrude Crosby 1911 - 1987 Norbert Mayrand 1909 - 1990 Terence Lynch 1949 - 1992 69. Brennan Robert Brennan 1906 - 1969 , husband of Emila Cretes Blank Daniel 1932 - 1946 Robert Brennan 1857 -1945 , his wife Emma Barbe 1878 - 1921 70.Perras In memory of Gertrude Grace, beloved wife of F. W. Perras, died June 7, 1920, age 46 yrs. F. William Perras Died June 28, 1936 , age 59 yrs 71. Stella Grace, beloved wife of J. B. Merleau, died July 2, 1942 Quebec City
March 10, 2004:
Patrick DOWNEY
hi google search of my family name Downey resulted in your bytown or bust site coming up. in there I found some info any my ancestors who settled in the gracefield area. my grandfather was Patrick Downey who was the chief of police for the city of Ottawa in the 40's. his father - I think - was john Downey who is buried in the old catholic cemetary at grace Quebec. I know my grandfather had a brother Fred who I buried there also. I got all this info from links on your site. I can remember going the farm in the gatineau as a child and know that the family landed there from Ireland in the 1800's. can you tell me where I might locate my grandfather's obituary - the Ottawa citizen? I looked at their web site but it did not help much. any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated. thanks ... Dave Downey
March 10, 2006: Hi there - I was on the Irish Society website to see what time the parade is on Saturday, and one click led to another, and I found a note under Old Gracefield Cemetaries regarding Patrick Downey from Dave Downey. Interestingly, my grandmother was Maggie Downey (Patrick's sister), and my father used to take us to Fred Downey's farm in Gracefield. I had done a little bit of research from the 1901 Census, and thought you might like the information I gathered (attached). I'm also interested in the Downey roots, and am hoping to have time someday to research it further. In particular, I'd like to know where in Ireland the Downey's come from. In the meantime, I hope the attached will be of interest to you. ... Cindy From the 1901 Census - Gracefield, Quebec Name Position Date Age at Next Place of Year came Religion Occupation in Family of Birth Birthday Birth to Canada
Stephen Downey Chief Mar 12, 1816 85 Ireland 1848 Roman Catholic Farmer Johnny Downey Son Oct 26, 1856 46 Quebec Roman Catholic Day Labourer Mary Downey Wife Feb 5, 1857 44 Quebec Roman Catholic Stephen Downey Son Apr 29, 1879 22 Quebec Roman Catholic Day Labourer Patrick Downe Son Dec 22, 1882 19 Quebec Roman Catholic Day Labourer Nellie Downey Daughter May 4, 1884 16 Quebec Roman Catholic Katherine Downey Daughter Feb 26, 1886 15 Quebec Roman Catholic Lillian Downey Daughter Dec 12, 1888 13 Quebec Roman Catholic Frederick Downey Son Aug 14, 1891 10 Quebec Roman Catholic Maggie Downey Daughter Jul 17, 1893 7 Quebec Roman Catholic Martin Downey Son Jan 22, 1894 6 Quebec Roman Catholic Mary Ann Downey Daughter Sep 24, 1897 4 Quebec Roman Catholic
March 24, 2008: Thanks for your transcriptions of this cemetery, is there a possibility that some dates were mixed up a bit specifically the following: No. 62: Patrick Grace Died: Aug 24, 1898, Age: 57 Yrs Jane O'Brien wife of Patrick Grace Died: July 22, 1920, Age: 74 yrs. P.D. Crace died: 22 Aug 1909 (this is Patrick Daniel Grace) I have Patrick Grace and his family in the 1881 and 1901 Census. In the 1881 Census he is listed in Wright Township, Ottawa County, Quebec, and is listed age: 40, and his wife Jane is listed at Age: 32, in the 1901 Census he is listed as James Grace, b. 22 Feb 1849, a Widower, therefore his wife Jane O'Brien passed away before 1901, with most of the same children as listed in the 1881 Census. Therefore is it possible the following is correct: Patrick Grace; Died: July 22, 1920 Jane O'Brien; wife of Patrick Grace, Died: Aug 24, 1898 Ken Armstrong

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