The pioneer LUSK family
(Luskville, Quebec, Canada and Lusk Lake)
Painting by Ruth McMillan in 1976
Shows the Head of the Rideau Canal Locks in Ottawa, Canada in 1893
June 27, 2002:
Hi: My name is Iris Palmquist. My father's people, The Lusk Family,
settled in Luskville around 1820 and lived there for many years. My
father was Birtle Lusk and he married Laura Robinson in 1922. I would
be interested in hearing from any of the Lusk family still in Luskville.
My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org
E-mail Allan Lewis
When the wild geese fly north in the springtime
The countryside awakens
That's when we cross the mountains
To fish in Findlay Lake(1)
Source: (1) Andy Lusk, from one of his albums. (See e-mail dated February 19, 2003, below).
Andy Lusk had a music album in the 1970's. The songs were all about the wilderness
in the Pontiac area, north and west of Luskville. They dealt with such things as
logging on the Black River, the Coulonge River and various fishing trips in the Gatineau.
November 25, 2002:
I really enjoyed your web site. There are a number of Lusks' living in
Luskville to-day. Most are listed in the 411 telephone directory.
I am also searching for a Lusk and wonder if you have any leads. Cameron
John Lusk birth date listed as 1917 in Ontario. We think he had a sister
possibly named Margret.
If you have anything you can pass on I would appreciate it. I've hit a dead
end with this person. I know he relocated to Winnipeg, Manitoba in the late
40's early 50's.
November 28, 2002:
Greetings to you three.
My maiden name was LUSK and I descend from a line of Robert LUSKs whose origins around
the 1700s were in Ayrshire, Scotland.
After researching my own ancestry my interests widened and I am now gathering information
for a LUSK One-Name Study covering LUSKs world wide. I am working with Geraldine, a double
third cousin who lives in Thames, New Zealand (our great grandfather LUSK brothers married
BUTLER sisters). We are duplicating our records for safety sake; Wellington is earthquake
prone. We are both firmly committed to protecting the privacy of living persons. We also
will not be passing on unverified or unsourced data . We will though facilitate exchanges
between people researching similar lines. Should you require more information about
One-Name Studies, there is a website for the Guild of One Name Studies which will tell you more
- www.one-name.org . I am more than happy to answer any questions which you might have about
my bona fides.
I am interested in any and all information / data about LUSKS worldwide and would be interested
in anything you are prepared to share with me. At this stage I have nothing at all about either
Cameron John Lusk, nor Birtle Lusk so I cannot offer any data for you but I'm gathering bits all
the time so could well have something in the future. It is only by sharing what we find that
this collection of One-name material will develop into a useful aid for others.
I'd love to hear form you. I was particularly interested to hear of the Lusks living in
Luskville - I've not been in contact with any Lusks from that area as yet and would welcome
any thing. Needless to say this is a completely non-commercial undertaking on my part. Time
consuming and at times very frustrating but hugely fascinating.
SIncerely and genealogically,
Jan Carr (nee Lusk), Wellington, New Zealand.
February 19, 2003:
I stumbled upon your site...
I was a good friend of Andy's, and recorded his last album at our studio
"Star Track Studios" in Danford Lake Que. with Jan McCambley.
I have dedicated an area on my website for Andy, where I have a little history
on him, plus a soundclip of the album. Andy was one of the "true" writers, and
he made a great impression on me, one of the reasons I have made a tribute page
for him, to keep his memories alive.
September 27, 2005:
(new URL for Gil's web site)
Here is the address: http://email@example.com/Prowler/Prowler.html (not working anymore ... Al)
Thanks for your e-mail, it brought back some good memories.
In the '70s there were a few of us who would finish work on a Friday night
and head off somewhere or other to see Andy Lusk. I worked with a man named
Charlie Gardner then. There were quite a few of us, all young and
energetic then and we'd often travel to White Lake to hear Mac Beattie.
And to the Raceway to hear Paul Henry Dallaire.
Thanks for the great links!
Note: GO to Gil's ANDY LUSK web page (link above)! Ya gotta hear
Andy's "Lusk Reunion Song" - about Joseph Lusk who came to the Pontiac in 1820!
August 13, 2005:
Lusk One-Name Study
After researching my own ancestry my interests widened and I am now gathering
information for a LUSK One-Name Study covering LUSKs world wide. I am working with
Geraldine Butler DUNWOODIE, (neé LUSK) a double third cousin who lives in Thames,
New Zealand (our great grandfather LUSK brothers married BUTLER sisters).
We are duplicating our records for safety’s sake, Wellington is earthquake prone
and Thames subject to floods. We are both firmly committed to protecting the privacy
of living persons. We also will not be passing on unverified or unsourced data.
We will though facilitate exchanges between people searching similar lines.
Should you require more information about One-Name Studies, there is a website
for the Guild of One Name Studies which will tell you more – www.one-name.org .
I am more than happy to answer any questions that you might have about my bona fides.
Should you have an interest in genealogical matters in general, and LUSK ancestors
in particular I would love to hear from you and would be delighted if you were
interested in sharing details of your early ancestors. Geraldine and I are
building separate LUSK (and spouse) databases; she maintains that for UK, Canada,
Australia, NZ and other places, while I gather USA LUSKs.
Needless to say perhaps, this is a personal interest and not any sort of money
making venture, just an intense interest in LUSKS wherever they are and a firm
desire to protect the privacy of living persons. I'm now retired from full time
work and spend most of my time that isn't involved with family in pursuing
genealogical interests, searching various arms of my own family and as an active
member of the Wellington Branch of the NZ Society of Genealogists with a special
interest in Scotland. In that role I am super conscious of the need to verify
information from more than one source, which is why I prefer to write directly
rather than put something on the web that might not hold up to scrutiny.
... Jan Carr
June 17, 2010:
LUSK FAMILY REUNION
Greetings from Quebec. Whilst checking out Luskville, Quebec on Google, I came across
your various postings on your Lusk family roots. There will be a 25th year Lusk family
reunion in Luskville, Quebec on July 24th and 25th. Please check out the Lusk website at:
You can also get more information from Stacey Lusk on Facebook.
My great grandmother was Ida Lusk. My Mum and I plan on attending. Hope to hear from you.
June 21, 2010:
Thanks to Taylor Kennedy for spotting this obituary for Robert John LUSK and letting us know. It's a nice
touch when the deceased person's roots are noted by the family.
Source: The Ottawa Citizen, June 19, 2010.
February 25, 2012: (added Obituary for Andy Lusk).