Our family has lived in Ottawa since the mid 1800's mainly in Billings Bridge. My grandfathers name was Donat, his brothers name was Edmund and another was Rene. They started out living on Rockingham Aveneue and branched out from there. Theres lots of Philippes in the Ottawa area and also throughout Florida, New York and Quebec. But I haven't found any connections between the families so far. However I have rough unreilable information on two Philippe brothers, one went to Texas and the other one settled in the Ottawa Valley. This is the tie I am hoping to link.