One location: 1282, chemin de l’Église
Two Cultures: Diane Labrie is the oldest child of Jean Marius Labrie, born in Quebec city, and Jeannette Breau, born in Tracadie, New Brunswick.She
has three younger siblings, Robert, Denis and Suzanne. She was born in Hamilton Ontario where she lived until moving
to Rémigny Québec. Diane worked; in Ontario, as a nurse and addiction counsellor in a variety of environments.
Dennis Leahey is the son of Beth
Armour, from Plaster Rock New Brunswick and Fred Leahey of St. John's Newfoundland. Dennis was born in Montréal
Québec and has one older brother, Ken, who lives in Whitby, Ontario. Dennis had worked in a variety of fields,
including Information Technology, Records Management, Freedom of Information and Case Manager, with WSIB, for injured workers.
Three Roads: We are at the intersection of chemin de l’Église,
Rue Principale and chemin St Urbain, providing you with a number of scenic routes to our door.
We met and married in Hamilton Ontario. We have four adult children:
- Steven lives in Calgary Alberta,
- Sarah and her husband Ian live in Dundas Ontario, with
our first Granddaughter, Elise,
- Brett lives in Westover Ontario
- Alison lives in Barrie, Ontario
In May 2010 we sold our house in Hamilton and retired. We hooked up our trailer and headed
to Calgary to visit Steven and to see western Canada. Our only time restraint was to be in Remigny for the 75th Celebration
on July 16, 2010.
It was a fantastic trip, on which Diane photographed
every horse and cow between Hamilton and Remigny ( approximately 1,500 pictures ). We were able to attend a Pow-Wow
at Head-Smashed-In-Buffalo-Jump, a rodeo in Wainwright and a jazz festival in Saskatoon as well as a Native Music Festival.
We truly experienced western Canada and many of their wonderful tourist stops.
in Winnipeg, was a wonderful location to visit. Their web site ( http://www.theforks.com/forks ) states:'Six thousand years ago someone
thought this would be a great place to meet. Centuries later, it still is. In fact The Forks has played an integral role
in the history of our city for many centuries. One of the loveliest
public spaces in Winnipeg and a "must see" for any visitor, The Forks is an expanse of riverside property in the
heart of downtown Winnipeg. A meeting place for thousands of years, it is the city's most popular gathering place, attracting
nearly four million visitors each year.' We can certainly confirm
this is a wonderful place to visit and explore.
How did we end up in Remigny??
always enjoyed the Lake Temiscamingue area as this is where we would spend our summer vacations camping. The beauty
of the forests, the Canadian Shield and the many small lakes and waterways are perfect for us to canoe, camp, fish, swim and
observe many types of wildlife, such as moose, loons, muskrats, beaver, ducks, hawks and a host of others too many to list
- it is a nature lovers paradise unspoiled, not like many similar areas south of us. When we decided to retire we looked
as this area, Thunder Bay and New Brunswick as we felt that these were all places we would enjoy in our retirement. Our
choice of Remigny was based on the beauty of the area and the proximity to southern Ontario, where most of our family live.