Darth picked me up on Sunday and we did what we had planned to do for awhile. A “Rocket Day.”
We visited the house on Avenue de Bois-de-Boulogne in Bordeaux where Maurice Richard and brother Henri and their other six siblings grew up. Their dad Onesime, a CPR machinist, and mom Alice decided to move from the Gaspe area to Montreal, and Maurice, in 1921, was born. It’s a fine house in a nice working-class area in north Montreal.
Then we went to nearby Peloquin Ave., in Ahuntsic, where Maurice lived with Lucille and the kids on a large corner lot in a slightly more upscale neighborhood. Just across the street from a river called Riviere du Nord. The inside of this house has been gutted and looks to be in the early stages of being completely re-done. No one is living there at the present time.
Finally we went to the Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery in Mount Royal to pay our respects to Maurice and Lucille, who have a fine corner plot.
Below, two pictures of the house Rocket grew up in on Bois-de-Boulogne in Bordeaux, and below those is the house on Peloquin Ave. where he lived with Lucille and the kids, along with a photo of the street.
And Notre-Dame-Des-Neiges cemetery.
Also, here’s an older picture of Rocket’s house on Peloquin before the upper part got changed to what it is today.