The descendants of Rosario Lepage and Yvette St-Pierre
Meeting of 1er July 2007 in Jonquière
The 1er July 2007 is a date that a family Lepage de Jonquière is not ready to forget. Denis Lepage had the idea to organize a gathering of the direct descendants of his father Rosario, who died in 1985. This one would have had 100 the 18 July. This Lepage family today has 122 descendants in direct line: 14 children, 34 grandchildren, 68 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren.
The purpose of this meeting at Jonquière's family home was to fraternize, to keep in touch, to remember lots of memories and especially to have a thought for those who left us too quickly. Despite a changing weather, the event gathered about 75 people.
It all began with a group visit to the Jonquière Columbarium and the family grounds at the cemetery. Which will seem special for some, but really appreciated by the participants. Back at the family home, under shelters set up on the ground, there was a photo exhibition on large boxes and several albums had been prepared for the occasion, which allowed to be indulged in beautiful memories and remember good times with those present. Our thoughts were with those who could not be there, just like with those we visited at their last rest.
It ended with a Hot Dog-Burgers dinner with a cold buffet and a huge cake, prepared and served with special attention by family members. A souvenir was given to each family and it was possible to get a placemat where we find the talented scrapbooking work of Nadia Lepage, Denis's daughter, with photos of the seven members who died in recent years on one side of the placemat, and on the other, the organization chart of our Lepage family that I myself prepared.
A special thank you was sent to all those who put their hands in the dough to make this holiday a real success.