Saturday, November 06, 2010

The Obituary of Mrs. Evelina Savard nee Champagne

Good morning, today I'll be working with obits and the like- cropping, transcribing, uploading etc. etc. and I will be making a trip to the library later this afternoon to do a few RAOGKs. So if anyone needs a look up in the Sun, now's the time to let me know. I'm also thinking about possibly posting our Savard line for Surname Saturday later on this evening.

Eveline was the daughter of Joseph-Alexandre-Olympe Champagne and Anais Dube. Using the date calculator in FTM 2010, and the age given in her obituary, FTM calculates her birth date as being abt. 20 Jan., 1884. However, this is just an assumption, as I have yet to obtain a birth record for her. Eveline and Joseph-Alcidas 'Arthur' Savard married 17 Aug., 1903 at St-Jean Baptiste Church in Lowell and they had 11 known children. Eveline's Champagne family is a part of the Beaugrand dit Champagne line.

 Published in the Lowell Sun, 18 March, 1937, pg. 3.
Mrs. Evelina (Champagne) Savard, of 32 Ennell street died yesterday afternoon at the Lowell General hospital after a long illness at the age of 53 years, 1 month and 25 days. She leaves her husband, Arthur Savard; five daughters, Mrs. Armand Jutras, Rita, Beatrice, Irene and Eva Savard; four sons, Leo Savard, Alfred Savard Jr., Louis Savard and Raymond savard; three sisters, Mrs. Marie Carroll of Boston, Mrs. Eva Champagne of Providence R. I . and Mrs. Blanche Driscoll of this city; a brother, Armand Champagne of Providence R. I.; seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was a member of At. Anne's sodality of Sr. Louis parish. The body was removed to her home by Funeral Director M. R. Laurin.

SAVARD-- Died in this city, March 17 at Lowell General hospital, Mrs. Evelina (Champagne) Savard, aged 53 years, 1 month and 25 days. Funeral will take place Saturday morning at 8 o'clock from her home, 32 Ennell street. Solemn high funeral mass at 9 o'clock at St. Louis church. Burial will take place in the family lot in St. Joseph's cemetery. Funeral arrangements in charge of Funereal Director M. R. Laurin.


  1. Anonymous9:39 PM

    Evelina was my grandmother. I am her daughter Eva's youngest daughter. I believe my sister Connie has contacted you. Since my Mom passed away we have been researching our's fascinating!This is all very helpful! How are you related to Evelina?

  2. Hi, Evelina was my husband Brian's great-grandmother; her son Raymond, his grandfather; and his son Paul, his father. I was sorry to read about your mother, my sympathies to your family. If you'd like more information in regard to either the Champagne or Savard lines please contact me at callmeshell at