The early PEPIN family in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
August 5, 2014:
Please find a summary of the Pepin family in Ottawa.
I would like to have this biography added to the Bytown or Bust site. Also, if any of your readers has any
further information on the Pepin family, I would be interested in them contacting me.
The Pepin Family
Not much is known about George Pepin’s family other than he was one of thirteen children and that his father,
George Charles Pepin was a barber by profession and lived at 193 St. Patrick Street in Lowertown.
He is buried along with his wife and two of his daughters at Notre Dame Cemetery.
Joseph George Alexis Pepin
Joseph George Alexis Pepin was born in Ottawa in February 1905. He was the son of Joseph Charles Pepin and Victoria Lapointe.
George (as he was called by family and friends) was baptized on February 26, 1905 in Ottawa.
The eldest of the two Fermoyle girls, Mary Margaret, prior to her marriage on December 12, 1929 to Joseph George Alexis
(George) Pepin, a career R.C.M.P. officer, worked as a typist for the Ottawa Electric Railway.
The witnesses to the marriage were Leo Morin and Marjorie Fermoyle.
Marriage Record for Joseph George Alexis Pepin and
Mary Margaret Elizabeth Fermoyle – 1929
At some point after they were married, George and May lived at 50 Julien Avenue , and then at 310 Byron Avenue.
They also lived on 156 Holland Avenue and at 1076 Fisher Avenue and Eltewater Drive in Crystal Beach.
Sgt. George Pepin – R.C.M.P
George and May Pepin
August 6, 2014: (continued from yesterday)
Having lost their only child, a girl, at birth, Mary Margaret (May) continued to work throughout most of her
married life holding various secretarial or clerical positions with the Federal government department of
National Defence. She retired in the early 1960s.
After George retired from the R.C.M.P, he took a job as a House of Commons Security Guard.
George and May were very doting on the children of Ron and Faye Morin. George was always known to bring
candy to the three small Morin kids.
It was a shock to the entire family when, on November, 29, 1966, George dropped dead on the sidewalk in front of Parliament Hill.
According to Marjorie’s son Ron, May never fully recovered from the death of her husband George. She relied totally
on Marjorie and Ron after the George’s death. It was a source of great stress and strain on Marjorie in particular
and five years after George’s death, Marjorie passed away at the age of 65.
Subsequent to Marjorie’s death in 1971, May entered Extendicare Nursing Home on Starwood Road in Nepean, where she
lived until her death on May 21, 1990.
Thanks to Steve Morin for the above.
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