November 2, 2014 - Interview with Mr. Guy Saint-Hilaire on Radio-Canada

M. Guy Saint-Hilaire, vice-president and historian of our association, was interviewed by Mr. Franco Nuovo for the program 'Dessine-moi un dimanche: L'histoire de la famille Lapointe', carried live on Sunday November 2, 2014, on Radio-Canada's French national radio network.
To listen to this short interview (in French only) concerning our ancestor Nicolas Audet dit Lapointe, click on the button :

Interview - Lapointe Family History

Henriette Audet, from Carleton-sur-Mer, earns honors


Published in Le Transgaspésien, Wednesday, November 13, 2013.

(A.L.)  On September 21 and 22, 2013, the annual gathering of the Association des Audet dit Lapointe was held in Quebec City. It was during this event that paintings by Henriette Audet (a painter from Carleton-sur-Mer) which appear on the cover pages of the two volumes of the Genealogical Dictionary of Audet and Lapointe Families were unveiled.

In the summer of 2012, the Audet dit Lapointe annual gathering took place in Maria and all those present greatly appreciated the warm welcome and the generosity of the "Gaspésiens".
It was also during this gathering that the opening of a competition to produce two paintings representing the arrival of Nicolas Audet and Magdeleine Després in New France was announced.
The artist Henriette Audet, originally from Maria, presented to the selection committee the vision she had of the arrival of her ancestors. Her project having been chosen, she produced her two paintings, while respecting the requirements imposed on her by that era (1663-1673).
Following approval of the paintings' contents by historians, these are now on the cover pages of the Genealogical Dictionary of the Audet and Lapointe families, volumes 1 and 2, totaling nearly 2,000 pages of information.
We find in these volumes the ancestors of the Audet and the Lapointe from our region and elsewhere. Why the Lapointe? Because they too have for ancestor Nicolas Audet who bore the nickname of Lapointe. Among the descendants of this Nicolas Audet dit Lapointe, some have retained the name of Audet, while others have chosen to bear that of Audette or Lapointe.
Nicolas Audet arrived in New France around 1663 and worked as a porter for Bishop Laval in Quebec.  Subsequently, he lived on his land in St-Jean, Ile d'Orléans, with his young wife Magdeleine Després who was one of the 764 'Filles du Roy' sent by Louis XIV to populate his Canadian colony. The couple had 11 children, one of whom died at birth. It took a lot of courage and the hope of a better life to cross the Atlantic and settle in a distant and unknown country. We must therefore arouse pride in the descendants that we are of the "race" of these men and women who bequeathed us their language, their culture, a nation.
Henriette Audet was born in Maria and has been painting for many years. Established in Quebec in 1989, she continues to express herself through her paintings and participates in symposiums and exhibitions including the YMCA and Complexe G in Quebec City. Her paintings are in galleries in Baie-Saint-Paul, Les Éboulements, Île d'Orléans as well as at her gallery, La Dame Blanche de Boischatel, which she inaugurated in 1993. To this day, we find her canvases all over Quebec, Ontario, France and the United States and she exhibits permanently at the Manoir Belle-Plage in Carleton-sur-Mer.
In 2009, she realized her dream and returned to the Gaspé region to settle in Carleton-sur-Mer, facing the sea. Currently, she is preparing her next exhibition while renovating a century-old house with her husband.
The Genealogical Dictionaries can be ordered on the Association des Audet dit Lapointe's web site at or contact for more information.

Daily Newspaper : Audet-Lapointes from Québec in search of their roots

Ouest-France / Basse-Normandie / Alençon / Mortagne-au-Perche / Archives from Tuesday 12 May 2009

Forty-five descendants of the couple of French emigrants Nicolas Audet dit Lapointe and Magdeleine Després spent a large part of the day on Sunday in Mortagne in order to discover as many traces of their Percheron ancestors as possible.

"What a joy to be on the land of our ancestors!" Arrived in France since Saturday, the Audet-Lapointe from Quebec, Canada and the United States showed great enthusiasm when they arrived on Percheron soil. Welcomed by the Association Racines Normandes and the Confrérie des Chevaliers du Goûte-Boudin, they were able to benefit from both historical accounts of the places visited and gastronomic and festive moments offered by the brotherhood.

After the emotion at the church in Tourouvre where many of their ancestors were baptized, and "the wonder of discovering such a beautiful countryside", the "cousins" were welcomed in the town hall of Mortagne by Jean-Claude Lenoir , deputy mayor.

It is in the presence of the latter that the Grand Master Jean-Claude Gotteri inducted into the brotherhood Louise Lapointe, president of the Association of the descendants of Nicolas Audet, and Gaston Audet-Lapointe, founder of this association. The travelers, delighted by such a welcome and by the discovery of the “superb red dresses of Goûte-Boudin”, greatly appreciated the tasting of the blood sausage and the meal served by the young restaurateurs of the Pieds dans l'eau, after visiting the ancestral home of the Trudels in Parfondeval where they were received by Mr. and Mrs. Lévesque.

In the afternoon, Roger Fouquet presented the beauties of the old town of Mortagne. As Jean-Claude Lenoir wished, "once again, the bonds of friendship between the Perche in Quebec have been revived".


April 10, 2009 - Pierre Audette shares his landscapes

Article published in Hebdo Rive-Nord on April 10, 2009 and written by Renée-Claude Doucet

Over the next few months, the talented painter from Repentigny, Pierre Audette, will share his art with the people of Lanaudière. Until April 25, his landscapes will illuminate the walls of the library of St-Félix de Valois.

Devoting himself to his art for almost ten years, Mr. Audette now nurtures a talent that he has long allowed to remain dormant in him. It was at the age of 70 that the artist let his brushes slide for the first time on a canvas. The result has proven his exceptional ability to faithfully reproduce landscapes. These scenes of Old Montreal and Old Quebec are now recognized across Quebec.

More recently, Mr. Audette painted a series of canvases representing the churches of Île d'Orléans. He also illustrated the cover page of the Genealogical Dictionary of the Audet dit Lapointe families. “My paintings tell a story. The buildings represented are authentic ”, underlines the painter who attaches great importance to the wealth of Heritage.

Meeting the public

From April 1 until April 25, art lovers can admire Pierre Audette's oils on canvas at the Saint-Félix library, located at 4863, rue Principale, behind the fire station. Info: 450 889-4433.

On April 18 and 19, the artist will discuss with the public at Carrefour Laval as part of the Rendez-vous des artistes. Those interested will even be able to watch him paint live.

Finally, from May 1 to 3, the gallery of the Repentigny Town Hall will sparkle with the colors of the canvases from M. Audette and other artists from the region during the 2009 Peinture en éveil event.

In 2008, Pierre Audette illustrated the cover page of the Audet dit Lapointe families' Genealogical Dictionary. As a thank you, the author of the book, Gaston Audet-Lapointe gave the first copy of the work to the artist.

October 3, 2008 - The Audet-Lapointe immortalize their ancestor Nicolas


L'Autre Voix, Your news magazine on Côte-de-Beaupré and Île d'Orléans

Article posted on October 7, 2008 by Marc Cochrane

When they settled on the Île d'Orléans in 1667, Nicolas Audet dit Lapointe and his wife Magdeleine Després surely did not think that 341 years later their descendants would inaugurate a commemorative plaque in their honor.

The commemorative plaque in tribute to Nicolas Audet dit Lapointe and Magdeleine Després was inaugurated on October 3, 2008, in the presence of the director of the François-Lamy Foundation, Annie Latour, the mayor of Maulais, Alain Blot, the director of the Association des descendants de Nicolas Audet dit Lapointe, Louise Lapointe, and Saint-Jean city councilor, Pierre Béland.

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