A MOMENT IN A LIFETIME
19 Years On Heron Island

For George and Stella

Foreword

Heron Island's Last Human Birth

The Legend Of The Phantom Ship Of The Baie Des Chaleurs

Some LaPointe Ancestry

The Mercier Connection

Beginning A New Life

The Island

The Children

Some Strange Occurances

The Day To Day Realities

Unforgettable Christmases

The Five Dresses

The Family Grows Larger

More Sons

The LeBlanc Fortune

The Last Son

The War Ends It All

Heron Island Today - a footnote

Last Word - The Legacy

Another Update On The Island and Some Photos

The stories that I have attempted to tell on these pages are stories that were told to me by my parents and my brothers and sisters over the years. If any of the details are not exactly what those who lived the stories remember them to be, I apologise. I have tried not to deviate too much from what I was told, but you must remember that I was told the same stories by different members of the family, and their own recollections may be different from those of the others involved.

Nevertheless, I hope that you will get some enjoyment from these pages, and, most of all, I hope that the grandchildren will see their grandparents as human people with hopes and dreams just like the rest of us.

While there are, I'm sure, many more photos that could have been included, these were not available to me, so I had to use what I could get. The quality of the reproduction of some of them are not perfect, but, still, the people are recognizable. It's only too bad that I couldn't get a complete family photo, or some younger photos of Mom. But read on, anyway.

Georgette.


Some island photos taken summer 2009 at the LaPointe Family Reunion

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