My sister [Sharon] married into the Ratelle family and I have been collecting data on this branch ever since!
Sharon & Steve live in Woodstock, Ontario [~halfway between Toronto & London].They were just married in 2000 - no kids yet!I personally am writing to you from Toronto but live up in Richmond Hill.It's funny that you say you're from North Bay - my wife [Geeta] was just there about a month ago on business...
Anyway, back to Ratelle details: My Brother-In-Law [Steve] is the oldest of three sons to Rolland Ratelle who was the sixth [of fifteen] children to Wilfred Joseph Ratelle who was the son of Paul [Napolean] Ratelle who was of course son to Gedeon Ratelle.
Wilfred's mother was Constance Lagace [Paul's first wife before he married Marie Rose Ricard].
Now, as for your other info, all I have on Marie-Louise is her name!Could you elaborate on her husbands and then how you fit in?
I also know about the "Joanne" to which you refer to below: she was born in 1960. Her parents were Claude Joseph Ratelle [1942-1969] and Aline Filion [1943-1969].Claude, Aline and Aline's mother were all tragically killed in a car accident in 1969 - Steve showed me the newspaper clipping from it.That's all I have on Joanne - if you have more, I would love to hear about it.
Would also love to hear more about anything you have - as I stray from Wilfred's line, the details are sparse & sketchy, so I'd love to "fill in the gaps"!No detail is too small! I try to collect names, dates & places!
Never knew that Paul [Napoleon] was half first nations!!! I'll check with Steve to see if he knew that.
I have quite a lot of info from Wilfred's line and just recently learned of Gedeon and his ancestors - would be happy to trade info if you'd like - just indicate what you wanna know!