Georgianna Lizotte-Ouellet was born in 1874 in the area of La Pocatière and she died in 1942 in Saint-Malo. She got married in 1891 with Barthélémy Ouellet in Saint-Onésime de Dixworth. Afterwards, they settled in Saint-Pacôme and they had 21 children, of which five died in infancy. They decided to settle in Saint-Malo after Barthélémy's brothers went there. Their family farm was on the Malvina path.
Just like every woman back then, in addition to taking care of her chidren and the house, Madam Ouellet made her bread, spinned her wool, worked at the loom, sewed and also gathered blueberries and raspberries. She even sold the surplus. In 1934, Barthélémy Ouellet died and Georgianna was left with 8 dependent children. With a lot of courage and unbelievable organizational skills, this pioneer took the challenge.
Saint-Malo however remembered Madam Ouellet for her role as a midwife. Of course with 21 children she was aware of that reality. She often assisted the doctor during the deliveries, but was sometimes also the only experimented presence close to the mothers. Each woman trusted her a lot. This presence close to many families also made her the person that people went to when they were sick. The funeral director also required Georgianna's help to prepare the deceased.
To sum up, Georgianna Lizotte-Ouellet was a loveable, resourceful and helpful person, but mostly a great listener and a confident.
Source: Anne Dansereau