Fonds F003 - Fonds Cécile Fortin

Cécile Fortin Group of women by lake

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Fonds Cécile Fortin

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  • Source of title proper: Title based on contents of fonds.
  • Variations in title: Previously known as Fonds Monique Fortin.

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  • [194-]-[196-?] (Creation)

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  • 7 textual records
  • 2 photographs: b&w and col.

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Cécile Lebel was born in January 1899 to Jean-Baptiste Lebel and Zéphirine Caron. She married Edouard Fortin the 8 January 1919 in St. Herménégilde. Together they had ten children: Anatole (b. 1919), Marie-Marthe (b. 1923), Rita (b. 1924), Ernest (1926-1926), Marcel (b. 1927), Jeannine (b. 1929), Suzanne (b. 1931), Monique (1932), Jean-Claude (b. 1936), and Guy (b. 1939). Mrs. Fortin was among the founding members of the Cercle de Fermières de St. Edmond in Coaticook, which was established in 1933. Mrs. Fortin died the 1 December 1975.

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Fonds contains information on the life of Cécile (née Lebel) Fortin from about the 1940s to the 1960s. It consists of a photograph of Cécile Fortin and one showing a group of women with a lake in the background, as well as newspaper clippings regarding the Cercle de Fermières de St. Edmond.

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Fonds donated by Monique Fortin, daughter of Cécile Fortin.


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  • French

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