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Clergy born on Howe Island






These are priests etc who were born on Howe Island. Because they are listed here does not mean they served on the island.

If you know of any I am missing please email me.





Father Gagneau
Son of Joseph Gagneau and Jeanette Lachapelle of Howe Island.
Was born on Howe Island in 1876.



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Father Robert Colin Pickett
Born Jan 25 1911
Attended St. Augustine’s Seminary, Toronto
Ordained May 22 1937.
Was chaplain of St. Mary's of the Lake hospital in Kingston.
Died Dec 29 1979.
Son of John Picket and Bridget nee Foley

- Article: First Howe Island Boy Ordained Priest Celebrates Mass
- Funeral Card of Father Pickett
- Tombstone Photo
(Buried at St. Philomena's)
Pickett
Reverend Father
Robert Colin JDC?
Ordained May 22 1937
1911-1979



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John Bolger
Article:" Lansdowne Native will be Ordained for Mission Work
Kingston,Dec 15--Rev John J.Bolger, S.F.M., a native of the parish of Landsdowne, will be ordained to the priesthood in St. Mary's Cathedral next Sunday morning at 11 o'clock by Archbishop J.A. O'Sullivan. He is a member of Scarboro Foreign Mission Society, and will return to St. Francis Xavier Seminary at Scarboro Bluffs after Christmas to complete his theology corse before receiving an assignment to mission work.
V.Rev. Thomas J. McQuaid, S.F.M. superior-general of the Scarboro Foreign Mission Society, will preach the sermon at the ordination.
The new prist will sing his first Solemn Mass in St. Patrick's Church, Lansdowne, at midnight on the Feast of Christmas.
Rev. Harold J. Murphy, S.F.M., will preach the special sermon at the Mass.
Father Bolger is the son of Leo Bolger, and the former Norma Goodfriend of Howe Island. After obtaining his early eduation at Landsdowne public shcool and high school, he attended Reionoplis College for one year.
In Nov. 1946, he went to join China Mission Fathers' novitiate at Nazareth House, St.Mary's Ont. The following year he entered Seminary at Scarboro for philosophy and theology, and has been there ever since."

"His mother was born and raised on the Island but moved to Lansdowne when she got married."Wilf Garrah







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