Bernadette Charlebois

6 November 1913–15 March 1985 (Age 71)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Bernadette

When Bernadette Charlebois was born on 6 November 1913, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, her father, Alonzo Charlebois, was 39 and her mother, Ellen Jane Laviolette, was 30. She married Robert William Turner on 7 October 1936, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 15 March 1985, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

Robert William Turner
Bernadette Charlebois
Marriage: 7 October 1936
Donna Turner

Spouse and Children

7 October 1936
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


    Donna Turner


Parents and Siblings



World Events (5)

1934 · Dionne Quintuplets Born

Age 21

Born on May 28, 1934, the Dionne quintuplets were the first set of quintuplets to survive infancy. The five girls were born two months prematuare and months later were taken from their parents by the Red Cross. In the 1940s they were returned to their family.
1943 · Conservative Party Wins Ontario Election

Age 30

George A. Drew was the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party. In 1943, they won the Ontario election.
1955 · General Motors Auto Workers Strike

Age 42

From 1955-1956, around 17,000 workers for General Motors went on strike. They wanted a pay raise, more secure working conditions, and a health plan half paid by General Motors. The strike lasted 148 days.

Name Meaning

Of French origin: it appears in Canada first with the secondary surname Jolibois (literally ‘joyful (or attractive) wood’), of which it may be a variant.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (2)

  • Bernadette Charlebois in household of Alonzo Charlebois, "Canada, Prairie Provinces Census, 1926"
  • Bernadatte Charbouis in household of Alonza Charbouis, "Canada Census, 1916"

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