Cyrs will gather Aug. 17 in New Brunswick

MEMRAMCOOK, New Brunswick — Cyr descendants will reunite Saturday, Aug. 17, in Memramcook, New Brunswick, to socialize and learn about the genealogy and history of the big family, the three branches, the offspring of Pierre Sirre from Beaubassin, Acadia. 

The meeting will take place at the Memramcook Golden Age Club. Registration Fees are $ 20 per person and will include dinner. In addition to entertainment, music, artwork, children’s activities, dinner and ployes, there will be presentations on the findings made by the research team. 

The keynote speaker will be Albert J Cyr, an archive professional and a genealogy enthusiast. Born in St. Quentin, New Brunswick, he is the 11th of the 16 children of Felix Cyr and Bernadette Labrie. After graduating from Algonquin College, he pursued a career in the federal government from 1967 to 2000, even holding the position of Records Manager for the Governor General’s Residence and Regional Director of the National Archives of Canada in Edmonton, Halifax and Montreal. 

Since his retirement, Albert Cyr has devoted himself to his passion for genealogy. He was president of the Federation of Quebec Genealogy Societies from 2009 to 2012. He wrote the history and genealogy of his Cyr branch and he aspires to write the story of the Cyrs of Acadia. 

The president of the organizing committee, Rose-Marie Couturier, granddaughter of Isidore Cyr of St-Basile, invites all Cyrs, spouses and friends to register now for the Cyr Family Reunion and the invited family, the Vincents, as part of the Congrès mondial acadien 2019. 

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