Heron Island's Last Human Birth
The Legend Of The Phantom Ship Of The Baie
Some LaPointe Ancestry
The Mercier Connection
Beginning A New Life
Some Strange Occurances
The Day To Day Realities
The Five Dresses
The Family Grows Larger
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 War Ends It All
George was now forty-eight years old. He had served the country well
in World War I.
There were more men volunteering to go to help than the army was able
to outfit or equip.
The Canadian army had very little in the way of artillery, vehicles, aircraft
or even uniforms, boots, and ammunition. It was not looking for more men
But still George and the other men on Heron Island did not feel that they
could sit passively in the comfortable little world that they had created
while other men in their country were engaged in a war. They felt that
they had to help in whatever way they could.
So the exodus began.
George left before Stella and the children. In the summer of 1940,
the rest of the LaPointe family left Heron Island, perhaps forever, taking
with them only what little they could load on what boats were available
I was then about two years old and have no recollection of that day, but
it must have been a sad one for some of the members of the family. Most
of the things that had been accumulated over the years had to be left
All of the memories, though, would be carried forever with those now leaving.
George and Stella only returned once, many years later. George walked
silently on the beach, reliving who knows what memories. Stella returned
to the old house, now with the floor caved in and the walls falling from
the weather. There were reeds of young ash strewn about what used to be
the kitchen, remnants of the days when the indians had moved in and used
it as a shelter while making their baskets. She just quietly removed a
small piece of the blue flowered wallpaper that she had so lovingly chosen
from one of her catalogues and covered the walls with so many years before,
when she and George and the children were young and ready to tackle anything
that life could dish out.
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