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Doucet House

 

Doucet House

Interviews

Theresa Gallant

Theresa Gallant speaks

Theresa Gallant

"I have had an interest in genealogy since 1974. While doing genealogy, one cannot escape from the rich history of our ancestors. I have collected a large number of books on the history of the Acadians.

I became a member of the Board of The Friends of the Farmers' Bank of Rustico in 2000. I have a special link with the Doucet House.

Jean Doucet and his wife Marguerite Gaudet are my great-great-great grandparents. This means that my great-great grandfather, Isaac Doucet, was brought up in that house. My grandmother's uncle, Isidore Gallant, attended the model school in Rustico begun by Father Belcourt; he later became the first Acadian doctor in P.E.I.

My interest in volunteering for the museums is to help in conserving our rich history and to interest others to do the same by being proud of the survival and accomplishments of our ancestors."

 

 

Judy MacDonald

Judy MacDonald speaks

Judy MacDonald

Judy MacDonald joined the Friends of the Farmers' Bank Board in 1991 and served as President from 1992 to 2007. She continues to be involved in the Board and in fundraising efforts. Judy received the Jean Doucet Award from the Friends of the Farmers' Bank in 2005, the Queen's Jubilee Award for Volunteerism in 2002, and Honorary Acadian Award from Société Saint-Thomas-d'Aquin in 2007.

 

 

Carter Jeffery

Carter Jeffery speaks

Carter Jeffery

"I've always had a keen interest in history and architecture. A friend, Arnold Smith, already a member of the Farmers' Bank, asked me to help photograph and document the Doucet house in the fall of 1999. It was to be destroyed. However, the Farmers' Bank acquired the old house. As a result of my interest, I was asked to prepare the conservation report for the Doucet House restoration, and then supervised the construction restoration of the house and site. I've continued to be involved, from tending to the garden, to helping with a variety of events and functions."

 

 

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