I am looking for the parentage of this couple Fidele Gallant and his wife Elise Leger. I am not certain of where they were born, I believe it may have been P.E.I. Canada. Any help is appreciated.
1. FIDÈLE1 GALLANT was born about 1895 in Prob. l'île-du-Prince-Édouard, Canada.. He died on Unknown date in Prob. U.S.A.. He married ÉLISE LEGÉR. She was born about 1898 in Prob. Canada.. She died on Unknown date in Prob. U.S.A..
Fidèle Gallant and Élise Legér had the following children:
i. EXPEDIT2 GALLANT was born on 28 Jan 1919 in l'île-du-Prince-Édouard, Canada.. He died on 12 Mar 2011 in Gardner, Massachusetts, U.S.A.. He married LÉONA ALLAIN about 1943 in Prob. Gardner, Massachusetts, U.S.A.. She was born about 1922 in Prob. Gardner, Massachusetts, U.S.A.. She died on Unknown date in Unknown.
Notes for Expedit Gallant:
May 28, 2011. Writer: J.P. Gary Gallant.
This information regarding Expedit Gallant comes from the obituaries of the local newspaper in Gardner, MA., U.S.A. That obituary is reproduced below;
Expedit J. Gallant
Born in Canada on Jan. 28, 1919.
Called by God on Mar. 12, 2011 and resided in Gardner, MA.
Expedit Gallant, 92, of Gardner passed away Saturday evening, March 12, 2011 in Heywood Hospital after a short illness, surrounded by his loving family.
Expedit was born in Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Canada January 28, 1919, a son of the late Fidele and Elise (Leger) Gallant, and moved to the United States when he was very young. His beloved wife of 66 years, Leona (Allain)
Gallant died in 2006.
Expedit proudly served with the United States Army during WWII. He retired from Simplex Time Recorder company where he worked for 35 years. Expedit was a long time communicant of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church in Gardner. He enjoyed watching sports, doing puzzles, and most of all spending time with his family.
Expedit will be sadly missed by 3 sons; Melvin Gallant and his wife Patricia of Gardner, Paul Gallant and his wife Dolores of Gardner, and Andrew Gallant and his wife Linda of Templeton, 3 daughters; Leonette Lison and her husband Gene of Springvale, ME, Lola Meskauskas and her husband Daniel of East Templeton, and Lisa Smith and her husband Michael of Gardner, 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Expedit was predeceased by one son Wesley Gallant, 6 brothers, and one sister.
Relatives and Friends are planning to honor and celebrate Expedit's life by gathering for calling hours in the Community Chapel of Lamoureux Fletcher and Smith Funeral Home, 105 Central St. Gardner, on Tuesday March 15, 2011 from 6-8PM. His funeral service will be held on Wednesday March 16, 2011 beginning from the funeral home at 9AM followed by a Funeral Mass which will be celebrated in Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church 135 Nichols Street. Gardner at 10AM. Burial in Notre Dame Cemetery, West St., Gardner is pending.
Those who wish to remember Expedit by making a memorial contribution in his memory are kindly asked to consider the Montachusett Veterans Outreach Center, 268 Central St. Gardner, MA 01440.
To share a memory or condolence with the Gallant Family, please visit our website at www.fletchercares.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Lamoureux Fletcher and Smith Funeral Home, 105 Central St. Gardner, MA 01440.
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ii. LAWRENCE GALLANT was born about 1921 in Prob. Gardner, Worcester County, Masachusetts, U.S.A.. He died on Unknown date in Unknown.
iii. ULYSSES GALLANT was born about 1923 in Prob. Gardner, Worcester County, Masachusetts, U.S.A.. He died on Unknown date in Unknown.
iv. ALCIDE E. GALLANT was born on 20 Jul 1924 in Gardner, Worcester County, Masachusetts, U.S.A.. He died in Jun 2010 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, U.S.A.. He married IRENE MAILLOUX about 1946 in Prob. Gardner, Worcester County, Masachusetts, U.S.A.. She was born about 1926 in Prob. Gardner, Worcester County, Masachusetts, U.S.A.. She died on Unknown date in Unknown.
Notes for Alcide E. Gallant:
January 19, 2012. Writer: J.P. Gary Gallant.
The following obituary regarding Alcide E. Gallant comes from the following source http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Gallant&GSbyrel=all&GSd yrel=all&GSob=n&GSsr=41&GRid=54004659&df=all&
That obituary is reproduced below;
Birth: Jul. 20, 1924 Gardner, Worcester County Massachusetts, U.S.A. Death: Jun., 2010 Florida, U.S.A.
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Alcide E. Gallant, 85, of Myrtle Beach died recently in Myrtle Beach.
Born in Gardner on July 20, 1924, he was the son of Fidele and Elsie (Leger) Gallant. He was the first of eight sons born in the United States.
During his lifetime, Mr. Gallant worked for the Railway Express Agency at the Athol Train Depot, was part owner with his brother, Cyrus Gallant, of the former Parker Street Cafe in Gardner and was a bookkeeper at the Athol Manufacturing Company.
He was a United States WWII Navy Veteran, and saw action in the American Theater and Asiatic Theater, including Marshall Island, Guadalcanal, New Guinea, Russell Islands and Leyte (Lingayen Gulf). He received the American Area Ribbon, the Asiatic-Pacific Area Ribbon with four battle stars, the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with two stars, the Victory Medal and the Good Conduct Ribbon.
Mr. Gallant was a 1943 graduate of Gardner High School. He was a member of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church, Gardner. He was a Charter member of the VFW Post 905 of Gardner. He founded and served numerous terms as Commander of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter #46 of Athol. He was former president of the United Steel Workers Union, Local 4700. He was president of the John F. Kennedy Campaign Committee, posed for photos with JFK during the campaign and received personal letters and Christmas greetings from John and Jackie Kennedy.
He was an avid supporter of local Humane Societies. He enjoyed attending Navy Ship Reunions. He especially enjoyed fishing and loved being with his family. Alcide built his first house in 1962.
His former wife, Irene Mailloux Gallant, predeceased him. He leaves a daughter, Lana Alliott of Port Orange, Fla., and a son, Dennis Gallant of Athol, one brother, Expedit Gallant of Gardner, four grandchildren - Lisa Alliott of Port Orange, Fla., Chris Gallant, Dennis Gallant, and Bobbie Gallant, as well as great-grandchildren Felicia Green of Port Orange, Denton Green of Orange, Zach, Olivia, and Grey, He
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was predeceased by six brothers, Telesphore, Ulysses, Cyrus, Honore, Joseph, and Larry, and a sister, Mary. He also leaves many neices, nephews, and cousins.
A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, June 24, at 10 a.m. in the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Winchendon. Memorial contributions may be made to the MASS Audubon Society, 208 South Great Rd., Lincoln, Mass. 01773.
Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery,
Winchendon, Worcester County,
v. HONORÉ GALLANT was born about 1925 in Prob. Gardner, Worcester County, Masachusetts, U.S.A.. He died on Unknown date in Unknown.
vi. JOSEPH GALLANT was born about 1927 in Prob. Gardner, Worcester County, Masachusetts, U.S.A.. He died on Unknown date in Unknown.
vii. MARIE GALLANT was born about 1930 in Prob. Gardner, Worcester County, Masachusetts, U.S.A.. She died on Unknown date in Unknown.
viii. CYRUS GALLANT was born about 1931 in Prob. Gardner, Worcester County, Masachusetts, U.S.A.. He died on Unknown date in Unknown.
ix. TELÉSPHORE GALLANT was born about 1933 in Prob. Gardner, Worcester County, Masachusetts, U.S.A.. He died on Unknown date in Unknown.
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