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(CLICK TO ENLARGE) 1955: (REAR) THADDÉE (41), ADRIEN ‘JOS’ (26), THÉRESE (29), THÉODULE (40), JEANNINE (24), GEORGE (33), FÉLIX (36); (FRONT) RITA (34), ANNETTE (37), DÉNIS (43), SR MARIE-ANGE, RHSJ* (28), ANNIE MADORE (66), LÉANNE (45) AND GEORGETTE (31). This was one of the last photos taken of Annette who died of cancer on 22 December 1955 in Madawaska, MAINE [Elsie Dubé Theriault Collection ©Terriot Acadian Family Society-20000049]. *RHSJ: Religieuse Hospitalière de St Joseph. Family portrait taken after Joachim (the father) died in 1947 and before anyone else did. Photo was taken at Studio LaPorte in Edmundston, New Brunswick. This information was confirmed by Georgette Theriault Cyr.
(CLICK TO ENLARGE) JOACHIM THERIAULT FAMILY. THE THÉRIAULT BROTHERS HAVING FUN… THÉRÈSE AND JOS, GEORGE AND YVETTE, THEODULE AND ELSE IN THE LATE 1950’S – EARLY 1960’S. According to Antoine Thériault, son of George, “This was one of those fishing trips in the woods of Green River around 1960-65. You know my father was quite ingenious. He had built this Buggy that he called his Caddy because it was built with 1953 Cadillac under carriage that he cut in half and made it 24 inches shorter. The side and top was all wood. The ‘Caddy’ was made with different auto parts that were available at the time. I remember the taillights came from a 1956 Ford and under the hood was that 364 cu. V8 Cadillac motor. So there was lots of power to move that wood body. It really looked like a ‘Hummer’. One thing I remember about this fishing trip; when they were coming back, it was dark and on the way, they lost the lights on the Caddy. Dad told me that Theodule was sitting right on the edge of the seat looking very hard on the road ahead saying, George, if my eyes were lights, you would see the whole world. You know, those were the times that these brothers enjoyed the most. Clean simple fun. He got rid of the Caddy when me and my brothers started to drive that thing, he was afraid that we would hurt ourselves, and he was right.
(CLICK TO ENLARGE) JOACHIM AND ANNIE THERIAULT’S CHILDREN IN 1926. Joachim and Annie Theriault’s childre Backrow: Annette, Leanne, Denis, Thaddée, Theodule. Front row: Georgette, Rita, Felix, George. Posing with the old Baker-Brook saw/flour mill in the background. The mill was steam-driven. The date of this photo is given by Georgette Theriault Cyr, the youngest in the photo. She was two years old at the time of this photo. Georgette noted that she is the only child in the family with curly hair and it was not often that her elder siblings would take the time to comb her hair.