Head, Clara and Maria Local History
Gerry Boudreau Interview
Gerry Boudreau, Interviewee
Naomi Balla-Boudreau
, Interviewer
Media Type
Item Type
Video recordings
Video Interview with Gerry Boudreau.
Date of Original
February 1, 2006
Language of Item
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 46.16682 Longitude: -77.79951
Creative Commons licence
by-nc-nd [more details]
Copyright Statement
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Head, Clara and Maria Public Library

Chapter 1 Earliest Memories

Duration: 03:39

Content: Easter, black sheep, ate grass too short, wool.

Chapter 2 Animals on the Farm

Duration: 04:16:04

Content: livestock, chores, father worked in winter, kittens born in house, house badly built, made their own fun.

Chapter 3 Different Kind of Life

Duration: 03:14:20

Content: Farming, Depression, no hydro until 1950, outhouses.

Chapter 4 Boudreau House

Duration: 02:15:22

Content: House appearance, divide of rooms, fires in winter.

Chapter 5 Sliding

Duration: 05:41:15

Content: Where they would slide, people who would slide, skating, no adults.

Chapter 6 Money Scarce

Duration: 01:11:17

Content: Losing Money, collecting money.

Chapter 7 Grandparents

Duration: 03:00:11

Content: Boudreau grandparents, homestead, cookies under bed, house fire.

Chapter 8 Big Lake Demoine

Duration: 04:02:15

Content: Boudreau Grandparents when they had kids were on this property on the Quebec side.

Chapter 9 School

Duration: 09:14:02

Content: Teachers, discipline, French not taught in school.

Chapter 10 Church

Duration: 07:44:07

Content: Tolerance, winter church and sleigh horses, summer picnics.

Chapter 11 Keeping things Cold

Duration: 06:16

Content: Ice House, Milk House, making cream, learning to drive a team of horses.

Chapter 12 Water

Duration: 06:15:21

Content: Road used to flood, had to walk on railway trellis to school, parents didn’t worry, built a raft, canoe, fishing.

Chapter 13 Surviving With Nearly Nothing

Duration: 04:49:29

Content: Widows, raising kids, good food.

Chapter 14 Deep River

Duration: 01:42:15

Content: Closed community.

Chapter 15 Father O’Brien

Duration: 09:06:01

Content: Church groups, priests, asking permission to work Sunday’s, Bishop’s visit, confirmations, organ player, mass changing from Latin to English.

Chapter 16 Memorable People

Duration: 07:39

Content: Cowboys, gypsies, Natives.

Chapter 17 Trapping

Duration: 08:58:09

Content: Learning to trap, trapping Mink, Otter slides.


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Gerry Boudreau Interview

Video Interview with Gerry Boudreau.