Joseph Henri Antoine Garceau

21 July 1923–about 2003 (Age 79)
Pointe-du-Lac, Saint-Maurice, Quebec, Canada

The Life of Joseph Henri Antoine

When Joseph Henri Antoine Garceau was born on 21 July 1923, in Pointe-du-Lac, Saint-Maurice, Quebec, Canada, his father, Joseph Alexandre Rodolphe Garceau, was 32 and his mother, Eloise Héloïse Biron, was 31. He married Jeannine Bédard on 1 July 1957. He died about 2003, at the age of 80.

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Joseph Henri Antoine Garceau
Jeannine Bédard
Marriage: 1 July 1957

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1 July 1957

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World Events (4)

1980 · Sovereignty-Association Defeated 60% to 40%

Age 57

The Quebec independence referendum was the first in Quebec and was called by PQ government which advocated secession from Canada. Another one would happen 1995.

Age 59

Canada Act is passed. The United Kingdom transfers final legal powers over Canada. The country adopts its new constitution, which includes a charter of rights.
1995 · Second Sovereignty-Association Defeated

Age 72

This was the second attempt since 1980 at becoming a sovereign province with economic and political partnership between Quebec and the rest of Canada. This was defeated similarly to the first time they tried.

Name Meaning

French: nickname from a derivative of gars ‘boy’. The surname is particularly associated with Acadia, and hence also with the Cajuns of LA.

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

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