Fonds F008 - Fonds Wilbrod and Clara Labbé

Wilbrod Labbé Christmas party, Cercle de fermières de St-Edmond of Coaticook 25th anniversary, Cercle de fermières de St-Edmond of Coaticook

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Fonds Wilbrod and Clara Labbé

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

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  • 1930-2007 (Creation)

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  • 0.5 cm of textual records
  • 22 photographs: b&w and col.

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Wilbrod Labbé was born in 1917 to Henri Labbé and Rosa Dragon. He married Clara Girouard on 21 June 1941. Together they had two children: Laurette and Marcel. Among other things, he worked as an auctioneer and was a caller for the Salle Pariseau, a Coaticook dance hall. Mr. Labbé also supported his wife, Clara, in her many volunteer activities, driving her wherever she needed to go. Wilbrod Labbé died on 27 July 2002 in Coaticook.

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Clara Girouard was born in 1919 to Amédée Girouard and Anna Boulay. She married Wilbrod Labbé on 21 June 1941. Together they had two children: Laurette and Marcel. Following a severe illness, Mrs. Labbé dedicated much of her time to volunteering with a variety of community organizations and served faithfully for over 50 years. Among her volunteer work was the accompaniment of doctors Telmosse, Rafall, and Samson on home births, visiting the sick, organizing activities at the Foyer Bois-Castel, as well as participation in the Cercle de fermières de St-Edmond, the choir, and the Golden Age Club. In particular, Mrs. Labbé was active in the Centre d’Action Bénévole. She was recognized for her dedicated volunteerism in 1993 as a recipient of the Mérite Régionale Volet vie communautaire, in 1994 for the Canada Volunteer Award (Prix Bénévolat Canada), and in 1998 as the annual Grande bénévole. Clara Labbé died on 19 September 2002 in Coaticook.

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Fonds illustrates the lives of Wilbrod Labbé and Clara Girouard in Coaticook from 1930 to 2007. It consists largely of photographs, newspaper clippings. The fonds is composed of the following files: Clara Girouard Labbé, Wilbrod Labbé, Cercle de fermières de St-Edmond de Coaticook, and Photographs.

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Fonds donated by Laurette Labb


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