to new visitors: I have a complicated, but very interesting
because BOTH my parents had the surname Bourassa
very large farm families of 16 and 17 children.
back to France with Francois
Bourassa (a "coureur-de-bois"
with son Rene,), and Marie
Leber (descendant of French nobility) who emigrated to
Grandfather Francois Xavier Alfred moved to Pawtucket, Rhode Island in
1880 then west in 1883 to St. John, North Dakota.
other Bourassa clans, including my Father's family joined them before
around 1910 in the Souris Valley
and Ste.Collette areas near
Radville, in southern Saskatchewan.
had to be very self-sufficient and "make do" with what they had
They invented absolutely ingenious ways to build or repair things, and
we learned many of these methods by watching our amazing Father and
includes prominent politicians Henri
of "Le Devoir" newspaper), Francois
(called the Father of the House Of Commons), and Robert
(who became Premier of the Province of Quebec in 1970).
& Agnes Ledoux homestead and Family Pic(1948?)
Horace, is seated second from the left.
Back Row: Marie, Alma,
Etienne, Eva(nun), Helene, Henri,
Alice, Lucienne, Victor.
Front Row: Joseph, Horace, Victor Sr., Agnes Sr, Orise, Alphonsine.
My Great Great Grandpa Alfred
Known as the "Father of
the House Of
He brought the
Bourassas west of Quebec
"Patriote" in 1837 Rebellion. Deputy
Also is my
Great Uncle on my Father's
in the Union Government 1854-1867,
to my Great Grandpa
House of Commons
Great Great Grandpa on myFather's
The two photographers:
& Philomene Martin
Charles Bourassa & Marie Fradette
Bourassa & Marie Fradette homestead
Yvonne, is standing third from the left.
Back Row: Jeannette, Blanche, Yvonne,
Charles, Marie-Emma, Therese,
Front Row: Henri, Roger, Paul, Maurice, Jean.
previously married to Evelyn Galarneau on Dec.22/24 (d.Mar.24/29)
three children, Jeanne, Simone and Lucien. All are now
deceased as well.
wed distant cousin Yvonne
Bourassa October 27, 1937.
Because Mom & Dad are a generation apart, the family tree gets
the family began to grow.
Dad Horace passed away peacefully March 1984.
Surviving Family on Aug.27/99
l.to r. Normand, Fernand,
Yvette, Al, Leonie, Simone, & Laurent,
with Mom, Yvonne,
seated in front.
Mom remarried to Lucien Hebert
and celebrated her 90th Birthday May 29, 2006
with all her natural family present.
In 2011 we celebrated her 95th birthday with family and friends.
Lucien Hebert passed away April 4, 2012 at the age of 93
after giving Yvonne solid companionship for 20 good years.
Mom passed away February 9, 2016, just shy of her 100th Birthday.
I wed Patricia Rosie Luszcz on March 6, 1971 and we have two
children, Todd and Jill.
We celebrated 25 years of marriage March 6, 1996
Todd is partnered with Janet London.
Jill is married to Ashley Fennell.
Patsy sadly passed away after a courageous battle with cancer July 5,
Our Family 2001
I partnered with Marianne Tkachyk Kelley November 1997 to November 1999
Marianne sadly succumbed to cancer in April 2002
On September 3, 2005 I was married to Bella Antoinette La
and we divorced in June 2014.
October 6, 2015 I remarried to the lovely Cristina Jimenez Franco
Now, my TERRIFIC
and Heather London
Janet's youngest, Tyson
William Patrick Bourassa
Ashley's pair Dawson
Ty and Danai
Dawson and Dad Ashley posing
at West Edmonton Mall with the Stanley Cup
How truly blessed
we are that Heather now has a given us a
great-grandchild, Sofie Rose
#1 shows me,
few years ago, enjoying a sleigh, hand-built
for me, by my
#2 shows my Grandson,
Dawson, in the SAME sleigh, many years later.
genuinely the greatest
of my life, being able to pass on this
to a new generation.
Gathering 07/12/76 in
Alberta (Jill's 4th Birthday)
Mar.7/84 May 29, 1916 - Feb. 9, 2016
beloved wife, Patricia
- July 5/96
To all the fine
folks that have preceded us
miss you All,
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