BOARD OF DIRECTORS
ADNAL's 2020-2021 Board of Directors
elected at the 2019 Annual General Meeting,
held in Valleyfield, QC, on August 24, 2019,with its mandate renewed by the modified 2020 Annual General Meetingheld by correspondence during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Who are these members on your Board of Directors?
Here is a short bio on each of these active and dedicated members:
Louise Lapointe (President)
Descendant of Nicolas's son Joseph who left l'Île d'Orléans and spent some time in Isle-aux-Coudres and St-Irénée. Her grandfather Arthur Lapointe in Cap-à-l'Aigle (la Malbaie), in Charlevoix county is the 9th generation. Her father Jean took residence in Québec before his marriage in 1947. Several of her grandparents Arthur and Caroline Lessard's descendants still reside in Cap-à-l'Aigle on family grounds or the surroundings.
She retired in 1997 after a 30 year career with Bell Canada. After a short break, she took up a 2nd career in the communications domain where she is still working almost full time.
Genealogy interest started in 2001… her curiosity which allowed her to renew paternal family ties quickly changed into passion. This enthusiasm prompted her to join the Association only weeks after it's creation and motivated her to devote her spare time in developing a relationship with all the Cousins Audet-Lapointe and great kinsfolk via ADNAL.
Michel Lapointe (Vice-President)
Michel comes from a lineage that lived on the Ile d’Orléans until 1931 and was born in Saint-Charles de Limoilou. After elementary school, he started his classical education at the public school and ended it at the time the Limoilou CEGEP opened in St-Jean-Eudes. He subsequently graduated in Educational and Career Counselling.
He worked as a guidance counselor for four years in Abitibi, then pursued his education in Industrial Psychology. After his training, he worked at the Centre Hospitalier de Charlevoix in Baie-St-Paul in human resources management for 27 years. He ended his career as a consultant in that sphere of activities and he retired in 2012.
Michel has three sons and three grandchildren. Throughout his career, he was involved in his community: daycare, school, minor hockey, politics, community television, Autumn Dreams, cultural committee, photography circle.
He has been a member of our association for over 10 years. He was involved as a member and chairman of the organizing committee of three annual meetings between 2008 and 2015. On occasion, he sent us texts for our newsletter. Finally, at the 2015 General Meeting, he was elected to our Board of Directors.
André Lapointe (Secretary and Registrar)
Born on July 18, 1939 in Alma, he leaves his home town in 1943. His parents, Jean-Marie and Marie-Jeanne Fortin, establishes the family in the Granby region. He does his primary studies and four years of classical college in Granby, then completes his educating at the seminary in St-Hyacinthe. He works at Xerox for more than twenty-eight years before accepting a retirement package in 1994. Working in computers occupies his time up until the end of 1998, where he permanently retires accompanied by his present wife, Alicia Dufour.
A son and a daughter are born from his first marriage. He has resided in Beloeil since 1969, and is a member of the "société d'histoire Beloeil-Mont-St-Hilaire" and of the genealogical club of Longueuil. A descendant of Joseph, and having a passion for history and genealogy, he is happy to have participated in the founding of the Association of the Descendants of Nicolas Audet dit Lapointe inc.
Alicia Dufour (Treasurer)
A native of Isle-aux-Coudres, she was born on November 12, 1950. She leaves her native Island with her family in 1963 after more than 240 years of direct lineage on the Island, as much with her maternal side, Gagnon, as she does on her paternal side. Therefore, it is easy to follow the ties on both sides of her family. Since the Lapointe's have also passed by Isle-aux-Coudres, she considers herself a distant relative with her husband, André Lapointe.
After her arrival in Pointe-aux-Trembles, she specializes in accounting and works at this profession until her retirement coinciding with her husband's retirement. She has a gift for memorizing names and helps her husband in genealogy. She looks after the finances for the association, and does a little genealogy herself when the summer flower season has terminated.
Late Gaston Audet (Genealogist)
Gaston Audet-Lapointe was born on Jannuary 7, 1945 in Nantes (a municipality adjacent to Lac-Megantic). He is the 4th child of a family of six children. In 1966, with a diploma from the "Institut des arts graphiques de Montréal", he finds work as an appraiser in the printing offices of the Canadian government in Hull, and works also as a computer analyst. In 1982, he completes his BA in Administration at the University of Ottawa.
In 1996, following the sale of this government printing office to the private sector, he is offered a retirement package after 30 years of service. He is the father of two girls: Anik, Sophie and a son: Yves.
He has been working, during the past 7 years, at preparing a genealogical dictionary to include all the Audet dit Lapointe and Beaulé descendants. An important project that allows him to meet others interested in genealogy; where together, they have recently founded the Association of the Descendants of Nicolas Audet dit Lapointe inc., on April 23, 2002.
Gaston passed away on September 10, 2020. For details, see the Home page.
Guy St-Hilaire (Historian)
Born July 12, 1939 in Lévis, from a Lapointe originally from the Bergeronnes (North-Shore), Guy St-Hilaire is the oldest in a family of four children living in St-Romuald, but doesn't have a descendant. Having obtained several university diplomas in the Arts, Theology and Law, he has also experienced working outside the country (Italy, Vietnam, Uruguay and Syria) for more than 12 years. From 1977 to his retirement in 2003, he was a judge of the Federal Administrative Tribunal in Montreal, then moves to Gatineau where he now resides.
Even very young, he was always interested in his family history. He first started as a hobby in 1953 doing historical and genealogical research resulting in the publishing of several articles. In March 1986, he publishes the history of his mother's family called "Les Lapointe des Bergeronnes", where he questions, with the help of new information being made available not considered by his predecessors, certain facts concerning the pioneering ancestor called Nicolas Audet dit Lapointe. Since then, he follows with a critical eye everything new that is published on the biography of this ancestor. In January 1992, he was recognized Maître généalogiste agréé. Solicited by the founding President, he is since June 2003, one of the administrators of the Association of the Descendants of Nicolas Audet dit Lapointe inc. (ADNAL).
Marc Lapointe (Webmaster)
Born in Thetford Mines, he is the eldest of two sons and a descendant of the Jean-Baptiste branch. He was married in 1994 to Carmen Rodrigue of Welland, Ontario, and they do not have any descendant.
Marc left his hometown in 1976 to join the Air Force for a busy military career of over 31 years. After graduating as an engineer from the Royal Military College in Kingston, he occupied various management and liaison positions that saw him travel to the United States and Europe. He now lives near Ottawa since 1999 and he retired in 2007.
He joined the ADNAL in 2006 and genealogy research as well as family history became his passions. He helped out with research for the ADNAL dictionary and has assumed the responsibility of webmaster for the ADNAL web site.
Jean-Pierre Lapointe (Director)
Born on May 7th 1947 in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield. He is the eldest son (5 children) of Eugène Lapointe (of Pohénégamook) and Hélène Aubin. Jean-Pierre has been married to Denise Lapointe (guidance counsellor from Timmins Ontario) for 25 years. They have two daughters: Isabelle (high school teacher) and Geneviève (radiation technologist). Jean-Pierre has been working as a social worker in Gatineau, Québec for the last 25 years.
His first contact with genealogy stems from his adolescent years when he found a copy of his familly tree. Troughout the years this interest has become not only a hobby but a passion. In August-September 2006, he was thrilled to visite the land of his ancestors in France. It is with great pleasure that he has accepted to be part of this administration.
Joanne Lapointe (Director)
Born in Quebec in 1956 in the Notre-Dame de Grâce district, to parents born in the same district but from a line of ancestors from the Île d´Orléans (St-Laurent and St-Jean parishes). Her parents, Cécile Fradet and Marcel Lapointe, bought in 1960 a house in Duberger, a new neighborhood east of downtown Quebec, where she lived for twenty years, until her marriage.
In 1979, she married François Demers and they moved to St-Augustin-de-Desmaures. Mother of three children, Nicolas, Samuel and Anne-Sophie, proud grandmother of Émile, Mia, Léo, Arthur and Adèle. In 2001, the family moved back to the Les Saules district, next to where she grew up.
Graduated from CEGEP Garneau in 1976 in office automation techniques, Joanne worked for 37 years in the health and social services sector. Hired upon leaving CEGEP at the Quebec Social Services Center, she ended her career in 2013 at the CIUSSS de la Capitale Nationale.