Marcil-Mercille families

History and genealogy

The birth of our family association

    In 1991, Mrs. Blanche de Niverville invited some Marcil and Mercille to join her to found a Family Association.

    Formed on June 11 of the same year, the founding committee organized a first event on November 16, 1991. A mass was then celebrated at the Saint-Antoine-de-Padoue co-cathedral in Longueuil to mark the 320th anniversary of André Marsil's marriage with Marie Lefebvre. A reception and an exhibition at the Maison André-Lamarre complete this day.

    A second gathering took place in La Prairie on October 18, 1992. After a mass at the Church of the Nativity in La Prairie to commemorate the 350th anniversary of the birth of our ancestor André Marsil, a buffet was served in the Circé room in the Community Center followed by a visit to the museum and a guided tour of Old La Prairie.

    The honorary patrons were Michelle Tisseyre and Guy Pratt, with the assistance of Edouard and Louise Doucet of the Longueuil Historical Society.

The founding council :

    The founding council drafted the request for incorporation and wrote the general regulations.

    The patents were granted on October 15, 1992.