Keith’s Uncle John Archibald McDonell was born 3rd of June 1869 in Chichester and baptized on 14 June 1869 at the St. Alphonsus Church in Chapeau.
Source: Baptism, Marriage and Burial Index, St. Alphonsus Church, 1846-1920 FHL# B11, #1029797. Also on Ancestry.com under the Drouin Collection.
John was better known as “Jack” by his many friends and family. He lived till the age of 80 years old and is buried in the St. Thomas Cemetery (part of the Forest Hill Cemetery group) in International Falls, Minnesota next to his wife Sarah Maria Burns a local girl from the area of Chichester and Chapeau. Sarah came from a very large family featured at this website by Elaine Brown – Murtagh Byrns and Sarah Grier Descendants:
Jack and Sarah had a rough time building their family. I have only been able to find three names of children born to them but apparently there were more, maybe 5 that did not survive. Keith had the pleasure of knowing one child that survived to adulthood. Her name was Mary.