Facts and events
St Boniface, Manitoba, Canada
Shared note: Memories by Simone Lapointe
Memories by Simone Lapointe
"Aimé Nault married Joséphine Martel on November 22, 1892.
"Around 1903 they moved to Jack Fish Saskatchewan. They were people of deep faith. That is where they took their strength, because it was a hard life.
"At the end living in Beacon Hill Saskatchewan, in a nice log house, so clean and well kept.
"They were very welcoming people, I remember. Memere killing a chicken on Saturday to make a large pot of soup in case someone will stop in.
"That was their way of life for many years, people would stop for a meal or stay overnight. After what I heard it was not too often that they had a day without someone.
"For many years they took care of one of their nieces, then a handicapped man, also a mentally handicapped young man. Years after they took in three young children. Their mother had died.
"There was no priest for many years, no church. A priest used to travel from one place to the other, once a month. He had his room at our grandparents' place and would say mass for all the surrounding farmers or ranchers.
"In the 40s they went to church on the Beacon Hill Reserve."
(faxed to Lee Anne Pedersen 2008 April 21)