The Dore/Doré Family Reunion is based on the family of Louis Doré and Philomene Goupil who were married in 1898 in the province of Quebec. They had 14 children, 7 girls and 7 boys who went on to have several generations of families of their own. The Dore family originated in Quebec and followed the land and work to Saskatchewan, Alberta and BC. Pockets settles in the Debden and Leoville areas of Sask. In Alberta they were in Red Deer, Calgary and Edmonton, and in BC in Vancouver, Maillardville and Port Alberni areas. They was also some settlement in the state of Maine and later New York. These were the aunts and uncles. The families had French Canadian Catholic roots.
The next generation; the cousins numbering in the hundreds, scattered even more widely and some have come as far away as Australia for the reunions. most of the cousins are now in their late 60’s to late 80’s if not older. By now there are many 2nd and 3rd cousins.
We were saddened by the recent loss of Aunty Cecile Herkel one of the family historians. Currently Aunty Eva, as she is fondly known, is the last surviving member of the original group of 14 aunts and uncles. We have included some pages for Cecile’s history and a more general look at the typical French Canadian. Migration of the Dore family. The photo below shows Cecile and Eva in 1938.