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 Joanis, Lionel and Imelda Pion family biography
Joanis, Lionel and Imelda Pion family biography
Gil Joanis has written a moving memoire of the rigours of life faced by his family in rural Saskatchewan.

Excerpt from A Melding of Cultures Ancestors of George Turner and Bernadette Joanis, Volume 2: Our Lapointe and Joanis Ancestors Four Hundred Years of French Canadian Heritage, Mark Cullen, Vancouver, 2018, pp 232-245 

 
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A Melding of Cultures Volume 1: Our Turner Ancestors - Introduction
A Melding of Cultures Volume 1: Our Turner Ancestors - Introduction
Table of contents, forward, coats of arms, introduction, structure, acknowledgements and bibliography.


Excerpt from A Melding of Cultures, Ancestors of George Turner and Bernadette Joanis, Volume 1: Our Turners: Canadian Transportation Pioneers, Mark Cullen, Vancouver, 2013  

 
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A Melding of Cultures Volume 2: Our Lapointe and Joanis Ancestors - Introduction
A Melding of Cultures Volume 2: Our Lapointe and Joanis Ancestors - Introduction
Table of contents, preface, introduction, acknowledgements, bibliography and photographic credits

Excerpt from A Melding of Cultures Ancestors of George Turner and Bernadette Joanis, Volume 2: Our Lapointe and Joanis Ancestors Four Hundred Years of French Canadian Heritage, Mark Cullen, Vancouver, 2018 

 
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Audet dit Lapointe, Abraham (1799-1890) and Anastasie Harvey (1805-1886)
Audet dit Lapointe, Abraham (1799-1890) and Anastasie Harvey (1805-1886)
The lives of Abraham Audet dit Lapointe and Anastasie Harvey in La Malbaie and Kamouraska. Our great-great grandfather was a master blacksmith and prominent farmer and land owner.


Excerpt from A Melding of Cultures Ancestors of George Turner and Bernadette Joanis, Volume 2: Our Lapointe and Joanis Ancestors Four Hundred Years of French Canadian Heritage, Mark Cullen, Vancouver, 2018, pp 50-56, 152-160 and 56-257. 

 
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Audet dit Lapointe, Nicolas (1637-1700) and Magdeleine Després (1656-1712)
Audet dit Lapointe, Nicolas (1637-1700) and Magdeleine Després (1656-1712)
Our Audet dit Lapointe ancestors were founding settlers of Île d'Orléans in the 1660s. Nicolas married Magdeleine Després in 1670 and they settled in what would become St. Jean parish. The couple had 11 children. This is a chronicle of their lives.
 
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Buckingham, Quebec, Church Street Cemetery
Buckingham, Quebec, Church Street Cemetery
 
 
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Cullen, Bernard John (Barney) (1881-1956) and Lucy McClements (1883-1968)
Cullen, Bernard John (Barney) (1881-1956) and Lucy McClements (1883-1968)
Biography of Barney and Lucy Cullen and his siblings

Excerpt from The Cullens of Templeton A Two Hundred Year Journey, Mark Cullen, 2010, Chapter 4, pp 85-115 

 
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Cullen, John (c1776-1858) and Elizabeth Carolan (1879-1862)
Cullen, John (c1776-1858) and Elizabeth Carolan (1879-1862)
The emigration of John Cullen and Elizabeth Carolan from County Cavan to Canada in 1826 and settlement in Templeton Township. John and Elizabeth were our first generation of Cullens in Canada.

Excerpt from The Cullens of Templeton A Two Hundred Year Journey, Mark Cullen, 2010, Chapter 1, pp 10-37 plus notes and appendices  

 
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Cullen, John and Elizabeth Carolan's Children
Cullen, John and Elizabeth Carolan's Children
Biographical sketches of John and Elizabeth Cullen's 7 children, notes and appendices.


Excerpt from The Cullens of Templeton A Two Hundred Year Journey, Mark Cullen, 2010, Chapter2, pp 40-63, 268-271 and 203-225 

 
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Cullen, John Bernard (1852-1916) and Mary Powers (1858-1912) and John's siblings
Cullen, John Bernard (1852-1916) and Mary Powers (1858-1912) and John's siblings
The third generation of Cullens in Canada continued the family tradition in farming and timber; this is the story of John Bernard Cullen, Mary Powers and John's 12 siblings.

Excerpt from The Cullens of Templeton A Two Hundred Year Journey, Mark Cullen, 2010, Chapter 3, pp 65-83 

 
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Cullen, Lawrence – Memories of Growing up in Ottawa in the 1920s and 1930s
Cullen, Lawrence – Memories of Growing up in Ottawa in the 1920s and 1930s
Written by Lawrence Cullen in February 2000 Photos added by Mark Cullen February 2018

Excerpt from The Cullens of Templeton A Two Hundred Year Journey, Mark Cullen, 2010, Appendix 5, pp 245-261  

 
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Cullen, Pauline - Letter to Lesley Cullen 2004
Cullen, Pauline - Letter to Lesley Cullen 2004
On the occasion of her granddaughter's marriage, Pauline Cullen wrote about Emma Lapointe, Lesley's great-great grandmother.

Excerpt from A Melding of Cultures Ancestors of George Turner and Bernadette Joanis Volume 1 Our Turners: Canadian Transportation Pioneers, Mark Cullen, Vancouver, 2013, Appendix 4, pp 209-210 

 
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Cullens of Templeton -  Book introduction
Cullens of Templeton - Book introduction
Table of contents, introduction, acknowledgements and bibliography

Excerpt from The Cullens of Templeton A Two Hundred Year Journey, Mark Cullen, 2010 

 
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Depoca dit Joanis, Jean-Baptiste (1707-1792) and Marie-Louise Paquet(1719-1791)
Depoca dit Joanis, Jean-Baptiste (1707-1792) and Marie-Louise Paquet(1719-1791)
Our first Joanis ancestor, Jean-Baptiste Depoca dit Joanis (1707-1792), a cordonnier, emigrated to New France in 1730-1735 from Cambo-les-Bains, a village in French Basque country near Bayonne. He married Marie-Louise Paquet in 1737 and they settled in Quebec, later moving to Yamaska and Île Jésus.

Excerpt from A Melding of Cultures Ancestors of George Turner and Bernadette Joanis, Volume 2: Our Lapointe and Joanis Ancestors Four Hundred Years of French Canadian Heritage, Mark Cullen, 2018, pp73-79, 195-198 and 258-259 

 
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Depoca dit Joanis, Louis (1743-1817) and Jean-Baptiste Depocas dit Joanis (1770-1832)
Depoca dit Joanis, Louis (1743-1817) and Jean-Baptiste Depocas dit Joanis (1770-1832)
Louis, our second generation, was a blacksmith on Île Jésus, Sault-au-Récollet, Les Cèdres, St. Martin and St. Benoît. His son, Jean-Baptiste, was a weaver and farmer in St. Martin and St. Benoît.


Excerpt from A Melding of Cultures Ancestors of George Turner and Bernadette Joanis, Volume 2: Our Lapointe and Joanis Ancestors Four Hundred Years of French Canadian Heritage, Mark Cullen, Vancouver, 2018, pp 79-82 

 
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Depocas dit Joanis, Louis J. (1800-1884)
Depocas dit Joanis, Louis J. (1800-1884)
Louis was a carpenter and early Joanis sawmiller who migrated from Deux Montagnes to Carillon, Bytown and Angers. He had two wives and 12 children, many of whom followed him into sawmilling.

Excerpt from A Melding of Cultures Ancestors of George Turner and Bernadette Joanis, Volume 2: Our Lapointe and Joanis Ancestors Four Hundred Years of French Canadian Heritage, Mark Cullen, Vancouver, 2018, pp 82 and 88-94 

 
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Depocas dit Joanis, Pierre Jules (1843-1927) and Domithilde Maisonneuve (1843-1913)
Depocas dit Joanis, Pierre Jules (1843-1927) and Domithilde Maisonneuve (1843-1913)
Pierre Jules Joanis (1843-1927) worked for more than 50 years in the sawmilling industry on the Ottawa River and in Eastern Ontario. He was a millwright, farmer and leading citizen of Rockland and Clarence Creek.

Excerpt from A Melding of Cultures Ancestors of George Turner and Bernadette Joanis, Volume 2: Our Lapointe and Joanis Ancestors Four Hundred Years of French Canadian Heritage, Mark Cullen, Vancouver, 2018, pp 94-111, 213-226 and 261. 

 
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Evolution of the Sawmill Industry on the Ottawa River
Evolution of the Sawmill Industry on the Ottawa River
At least five generations of the Joanis family were employed in the sawmill industry on the Ottawa River. This is a brief description of its growth and a photo gallery of the lumber and sawmill industries.

Excerpt from A Melding of Cultures: Ancestors of George Turner and Bernadette Joanis, Volume 2: Our Lapointe and Joanis Ancestors, Four Hundred Years of French Canadian Heritage, Mark Cullen, Vancouver, 2018, pp 83-87 

 
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Holland,  Glen Allen (Happy) (1919-1944)
Holland, Glen Allen (Happy) (1919-1944)
Happy Holland came by his nickname honestly – he was happy-go-lucky with a standout personality to match. He was an ace Mosquito pilot in WWII who died in a mid-air collision in 1944.

Excerpt from A Melding of Cultures Ancestors of George Turner and Bernadette Joanis Volume 1 Our Turners: Canadian Transportation Pioneers, Mark Cullen, Vancouver, 2013, Appendix 6, pp 243-252 

 
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Ile Jésus History
Ile Jésus History
Ville de Laval, Quelques Pages d'Histoire, Paroisses et Villages Anciens de l'île Jésus 
 
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Joanis Ancestors
Joanis Ancestors
A list of our Joanis great grandparent ancestors (husbands and wives) who were the first of their families to settle in New France, mostly in the 17th century.

Revised excerpt from A Melding of Cultures Ancestors of George Turner and Bernadette Joanis, Volume 2: Our Lapointe and Joanis Ancestors Four Hundred Years of French Canadian Heritage, Mark Cullen, Vancouver, 2018, Appendix 1, pp 127-129.

Revised May 2018. 

 
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Joanis Ancestors – Family Tree Charts
Joanis Ancestors – Family Tree Charts
Family tree charts for each generation of our direct Joanis ancestors.

Excerpt from A Melding of Cultures Ancestors of George Turner and Bernadette Joanis, Volume 2: Our Lapointe and Joanis Ancestors, Four Hundred Years of French Canadian Heritage, Mark Cullen, Vancouver, 2018, pp 74 and 187-194 

 
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Joanis, Jules (1862-1900) and Délina Quévillon (1867-1968)
Joanis, Jules (1862-1900) and Délina Quévillon (1867-1968)
Our great grandfather, Jules Joanis, had a career in sawmilling, and was a millwright at the Edwards mills in Rockland when he died at the age of 37, leaving his wife and seven children.

Excerpt from A Melding of Cultures Ancestors of George Turner and Bernadette Joanis, Volume 2: Our Lapointe and Joanis Ancestors Four Hundred Years of French Canadian Heritage, Mark Cullen, 2018 pp 112-122, 227-231 and 261-262. 

 
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Joanis, Pierre Jules and Domithilde Maisonneuve 50th Wedding Anniversary Photo 1911 tagged
Joanis, Pierre Jules and Domithilde Maisonneuve 50th Wedding Anniversary Photo 1911 tagged
New information about this photo has come to light through Gil Joanis. In 1977, his parents, Lionel and Imelda, and brother René and wife Genny, visited Robert Turner, Lionel's cousin, on Vancouver Island. Rob gave Lionel this photo. Later, Lionel, who was 18 at the time of the photo, identified most of the individuals.  
 
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Lapointe Ancestors
Lapointe Ancestors
A list of our Lapointe great grandparent ancestors (husbands and wives) who were the first of their families to settle in New France, mostly in the 17th century.

Revised excerpt from A Melding of Cultures Ancestors of George Turner and Bernadette Joanis, Volume 2: Our Lapointe and Joanis Ancestors Four Hundred Years of French Canadian Heritage, Mark Cullen, Vancouver, 2018, Appendix 1, pp 125-126.

 

 
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Lapointe Ancestors – Family Tree Charts
Lapointe Ancestors – Family Tree Charts
Family tree charts for each generation of our direct Audet and Lapointe ancestors.

Excerpt from A Melding of Cultures Ancestors of George Turner and Bernadette Joanis, Volume 2: Our Lapointe and Joanis Ancestors Four Hundred Years of French Canadian Heritage, Mark Cullen, Vancouver, 2018, pp 38 and 131-138 

 
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Lapointe, Pierre Alexandre (1825-1900) and Anastasie Gagné (1825-1900)
Lapointe, Pierre Alexandre (1825-1900) and Anastasie Gagné (1825-1900)
Pierre Alexandre Lapointe was our most successful entrepreneurial French Canadian ancestor. He was a carpenter, blacksmith, farmer, builder and repairer of sawmills and grist mills, dealer in farm implements, and, importantly, prominent as a founding settler, land owner and mill owner of Sainte-Rose-du-Dégelé in Temiscouata.
 
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McClements Children
McClements Children
Brief biographical sketches, photos and newspaper announcements of James and Julia McClements' 10 children.

Excerpt from The Cullens of Templeton A Two Hundred Year Journey, Mark Cullen, 2010, Chapter 6, pp 158-182  

 
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McClements Photo Gallery
McClements Photo Gallery
Photos of the McClements family.

Excerpt from The Cullens of Templeton A Two Hundred Year Journey, Mark Cullen, 2010, Chapter 6, pp 183-193  

 
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McClements, Carroll and Cassidy Families
McClements, Carroll and Cassidy Families
The story of my great grandparents Julia Carroll (1848-1873) and James McClements (1841-1919) and their life near Buckingham. She was a descendant of Carrolls and Cassidys from Denholm and Wakefield Townships in the Gatineau.

Excerpt from The Cullens of Templeton A Two Hundred Year Journey, Mark Cullen, 2010, Chapter 6, pp 133-158 

 
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New France - Forging a Nation
New France - Forging a Nation
An introduction to the founding and development of New France, the role of early explorers and the life of the first colonists. Also presents some of our early French Canadian ancestors and a list of Lapointe and Joanis ancestors who were the first of their generation to immigrate to New France, mostly in the 17th century.
A Melding of Cultures, Ancestors of George Turner and Bernadette Joanis, Volume 2: Our Lapointe and Joanis Ancestors, Four Hundred Years of French Canadian Heritage, Mark Cullen, 2018, Chapter 1 plus pp 125-129 and 255  
 
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Power/Powers Lines
Power/Powers Lines
This is the story of the Power/Powers ancestors of my great grandmother, Mary Power.

Excerpt from The Cullens of Templeton A Two Hundred Year Journey, Mark Cullen, 2010, pp 117-131 and 227-229 

 
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Turner, Francis Ebenezer (1853-1927) and Emma Lapointe (1856-1955)
Turner, Francis Ebenezer (1853-1927) and Emma Lapointe (1856-1955)
Frank Turner, born in Fredericton, worked in the family stagecoach business before becoming a railroad engineer in Ottawa. In marrying Emma Lapointe in 1876, Frank formed the first link to our extensive French Canadian heritage.

Excerpt from A Melding of Cultures, Ancestors of George Turner and Bernadette Joanis, Volume 1: Our Turners: Canadian Transportation Pioneers, Mark Cullen, Vancouver, 2013 pp 37-53, 267-269 and 197-211 

 
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Turner, Frank - The Rideau Canal Railway Accident 1891
Turner, Frank - The Rideau Canal Railway Accident 1891
This report of a railway accident in 1891 alleges the involvement of Frank Turner.

Excerpt from A Melding of Cultures Ancestors of George Turner and Bernadette Joanis Volume 1 Our Turners: Canadian Transportation Pioneers, Mark Cullen, Vancouver, 2013, Appendix 4, pp 201-202 

 
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Turner, Frank and Emma Family Photo Album
Turner, Frank and Emma Family Photo Album
Excerpt from A Melding of Cultures Ancestors of George Turner and Bernadette Joanis Volume 1 Our Turners: Canadian Transportation Pioneers, Mark Cullen, Vancouver, 2013, pp 54-61

Additional photos courtesy of Steve de Grosbois 

 
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Turner, George and Bernadette Family Photo Album
Turner, George and Bernadette Family Photo Album

Excerpt from A Melding of Cultures Ancestors of George Turner and Bernadette Joanis Volume 1 Our Turners: Canadian Transportation Pioneers, Mark Cullen, Vancouver, 2013, pp 83-100. 

 
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Turner, George and Bernadette's Children
Turner, George and Bernadette's Children
Biographies of the 14 adult children of George and Bernadette Turner, each authored by members of their families

Excerpt from A Melding of Cultures: Ancestors of George Turner and Bernadette Joanis Volume 1, Our Turners: Canadian Transportation Pioneers, Mark Cullen, Vancouver, 2013,
Chapter 6, pp 101-135 

 
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Turner, George Hutchinson - Our Transportation Pioneer
Turner, George Hutchinson - Our Transportation Pioneer
George is our second generation Turner ancestor and our first known entrepreneur in the transportation business.

Excerpt from A Melding of Cultures Ancestors of George Turner and Bernadette Joanis Volume 1 Our Turners: Canadian Transportation Pioneers, Mark Cullen, Vancouver, 2013, pp 13-21 and 163-178 

 
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Turner, George Joseph (1884-1977) and Bernadette Joanis (1886-1973)
Turner, George Joseph (1884-1977) and Bernadette Joanis (1886-1973)
George Turner followed in his father Frank's footsteps as a railroad engineer, and also by marrying Bernadette Joanis in 1906, thereby extending our French Canadian ancestry.

Excerpt from A Melding of Cultures Ancestors of George Turner and Bernadette Joanis Volume 1 Our Turners: Canadian Transportation Pioneers, Mark Cullen, 2013, pp 63-82, 215-230 and 269-270.  

 
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Turner, Harold and Albert -  Drowning in the Rideau Canal 1912
Turner, Harold and Albert - Drowning in the Rideau Canal 1912
Lou Turner's 2- and 5-year-old sons drowned in the Rideau Canal in 1912.

Excerpt from A Melding of Cultures Ancestors of George Turner and Bernadette Joanis Volume 1 Our Turners: Canadian Transportation Pioneers, Mark Cullen, Vancouver, 2013, Appendix 4, pp 212-214 

 
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Turner, Holden and Jennet Hutchinson- Early Days in New Brunswick
Turner, Holden and Jennet Hutchinson- Early Days in New Brunswick
Holden was our first Turner ancestor to settle in Canada. This chapter covers his early years, settlement and life in the Fredericton area.

Excerpt from A Melding of Cultures Ancestors of George Turner and Bernadette Joanis Volume 1 Our Turners: Canadian Transportation Pioneers, Mark Cullen, Vancouver, 2013, pp 1-11 plus notes and appendices.  

 
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Turner, John (1824-1911) and Agnes Nicholson (1825-1894)
Turner, John (1824-1911) and Agnes Nicholson (1825-1894)
John Turner, our great-great grandfather, was a colourful horseman and stage operator for more than 50 years in New Brunswick and the Temiscouata region of Quebec.

Excerpt from A Melding of Cultures, Ancestors of George Turner and Bernadette Joanis Volume 1 Our Turners: Canadian Transportation Pioneers, Mark Cullen, Vancouver, 2013, pp 23-36, 179-195 and 265-267 

 
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Turner, John Albert Mark Memorial (1922-1942)
Turner, John Albert Mark Memorial (1922-1942)
Mark was one of five children of George and Bernadette Turner to serve in Canada’s armed forces in WWII. He was a 19-year-old RCAF flight sergeant wireless/air gunner when his Wellington bomber was shot down over Holland on June 9, 1942.

Excerpt from A Melding of Cultures Ancestors of George Turner and Bernadette Joanis Volume 1 Our Turners: Canadian Transportation Pioneers, Mark Cullen, Vancouver, 2013, Appendix 6, pp 231-242 

 
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Turner, Lou - My Uncle Lou Turner
Turner, Lou - My Uncle Lou Turner
Lou Turner was a railroad engineer, a violinist and inventor, with an early version of the automobile automatic transmission to his credit. This memory was written by his nephew Roland de Grosbois.

Excerpt from A Melding of Cultures Ancestors of George Turner and Bernadette Joanis Volume 1 Our Turners: Canadian Transportation Pioneers, Mark Cullen, Vancouver, 2013, Appendix 7, pp 253-262