Emérentienne Mercier Soqué
Albert was born in Valleyfield but his father was from France. They got married in April, 1938.They got three kids; Jean-Claude, Marcel and my grandmother Pierette.
During the war Emérentienne educated her kids at home. Albert worked at a factory of gunpowder. One day there was a fire and a man was stuck in it, he went in the fire to save the man and succeed. At the end of the war Albert received honor for an act of bravery. She didn’t loose anyone in the war and was proud of her husband's accomplishment.When her kids became adult she started working at the Valleyfield hospital.She was described as hardworking and playful by her co-worker.At 72 years old, she spend some time in France where Marcel, her son, lived. One day, when she was retired, one of her friend asked her if she would like to do theater to entertain elders in a residential house. She agreed with pleasure. She did a lot of clown roles. Her group was called “The Whites Pearl”(because of there white hair). They would go presents their pieces to many center around the region. She had as much fun as the audience. Emérentienne sadly died on May 31,2002 the age of 90 years old at the residential home she played her piece. It was her last presentation.
Her with her family
She is with her brothers; Réal, Henri Louis, Laurent, Marcel, Dominique, Gaston, Réginald, Jean Guy,Jaques.Her sisters; Laurette, Fernande, Gabriel, Aline, Françoise, Denise, Huguette, Jacqueline. And her parents Arthur and Alice Mercier.