2017 Gathering of Jean and Pierre Terrien’s Families in Trois-Rivières

Of you who bear the name
Gathering at Trois-Rivières the weekend of 18, 19 and 20th of AUGUST 2017

Spread the word to your friends, family and come in large numbers.
Discover the land and history of JEAN TERRIEN and JUDITH RIGAUD.

Come and share your stories and photos and discover Trois-Rivières.



Claire Therrien, Gérald Picard & Marie Therrien, Camille Picard and their families await you. The two sisters married to the two brothers.

Click here for the list of activities
Click here for the Registration Form

For more information contact us at information@therrien.org.

Enthusiasts of our history and of Trois-Rivières

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Our first newsletter of 2017 has just been published

Bulletin Newsletter Le Terrien Volume 34 Numéro 1, 2017

Bulletin Newsletter Le Terrien Volume 34 Numéro 1, 2017

It is with pride that we are announcing the release of our latest newsletter, Le Terrien. In newsletter Volume 34, number 1, 2017, you will find the following texts:

President’s Words
Story of Jean Therrien and Judith Rigaud
Direct lineage from Jean Terrien to Claire and Marie
Relationship with Léo Therrien
Joachim Therrien and Marie-Sophronie Turcotte
Alfred Therrien and Anna Moreau
Arthur Therrien and Irène Verdon
Claire-Therrien and Gérald Picard
Marie Therrien and Camille Picard
Heritage tour
Notre-Dame-du-Cap Sancturary
Course of events 2017

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Good reading!

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35th Gathering from August 18th to 20th, 2017

“Reunion of the families of Jean and Pierre Terrien”
The 35th Gathering will be held on the 18th-19th and 20th of August 2017

A cordial welcome to all at Trois-Rivières for the 35th reunion of Therrien families.

Sieur de Laviolette founder of Trois-Rivières

Sieur de Laviolette founder of Trois-Rivières

Trois-Rivières was founded by Sieur de Laviolette July 4, 1634, at the convergence of the Saint-Maurice and the St. Lawrence River. This site was used for many years by aboriginal who came to trade furs with Europeans. Trois-Rivières is the second oldest city in Canada.







The ancestor Jean Terrien arrived in the country around 1665. At that time Trois-Rivières was still a small fortified village of about 450 people.

Bourg of Trois-Rivières 1685

Bourg of Trois-Rivières 1685

On January 26, 1667 Jean Terrien married Judith Rigault (widow of François Lemaître). Judith already had 8 children.

The couple settled in Trois-Rivières on a piece of land that Judith had inherited from her first husband, today we find on the site the church of Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Allégresses.
Jean Terrien and Judith Rigault had two boys, one survived, Jean (Baptiste) Terrien born in 1669 and died in 1759 at Nicolet.

Jean (the ancestor) was a trapper and a fur trader. He was in his environment in Trois-Rivières, which was still at that time an important center of the fur trade in New France. Jean Terrien died during the winter 1669-1670.

You can still discover some old places of Trois-Rivières

Old Trois-Rivières

Old Trois-Rivières

Since its foundation Trois-Rivières has grown significantly in terms of education, health, industry, etc … In 2001 the new city of Trois-Rivières merged with Cap-de-la-Madeleine and neighboring towns to form an urban area of ​​135,000 inhabitants. Trois-Rivières is a dynamic city, definitely positioned towards the future.

Amphithéatre Cogeco

Amphithéatre Cogeco

We will be happy to welcome you and help you discover it.

Claire Therrien Picard

Descendant of Jean Terrien and Judith Rigault
Trifluvienne by adoption for over 30 years

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Our last newsletter of 2016 has just been published

We are proud to announce the release of our latest newsletter, Le Terrien.

Newsletter Volume 33 number 2 - 2016

Newsletter Volume 33 number 2 – 2016

In newsletter Volume 33, number 2, 2016, you will find the following texts:

From the president
Land of Pierre Terrien
Next ralliement
Day at l’Isle-aux-Grues
Oliver John « OJ » Therrien

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Good reading!

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2016 Reunion Registration Form

You want to register to the gathering in 2016 to be held in l’Isle-aux-Grues, click the image below.

Inscription Isle-aux-Grues 2016

Inscription Isle-aux-Grues 2016

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2016 Gathering

Therrien – Thérien – Terrien

360 years of stories and many generations

Île aux Grues

In 1656, Pierre TERRIEN arrived in New France.

May 17, 1670, he married, Gabrielle Minaud from the parish of Ste-Famille Île d’Orléans

The couple moved to l’Île au Grues in 1671

where their son Pierre was born on 28 September 1672.

1st child of the fifteen born to this couple.

They named him Pierre the same his father and godfather.

On February 8, 1674, Louis a second son was born to this couple.


Want to learn more about your origins join us and  participate in this

great reunion of  the families Terrien to be held on

12-13-14 of August, 2016

In the beautiful region of Montmagny and Île aux Grues.

Three days of activities and wonderful encounters


We hope to see you there.

For more information : Danielle Therrien at 450-271-8051

Email: lacnord@hotmail.com


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Death of Diane Pearl Therrien

nullIt is with great sorrow that the Therrien Association announces the sudden passing of Diane Pearl Therrien of Edmonton, Canada. Diane passed away on November 9, 2015 at the age of 62 years young and has been one of most interesting and fun participants at the annual Therrien reunions each August. She not only made every effort to be at each reunion by planning her vacations around them, but she brought many members of her family with her.

Diane also made beautiful quilted blankets to donate to the raffle we held every year at the reunions. They were one of the most sought after prizes at these events. The photo below is an example of her quilt work that she made for the United Way in 2009.


Last August she graciously volunteered to be a member of the Association Board and we looked forward to her ideas and contributions to the Association. We offer our sincere condolences to her father Roger and Uncle Claude who often travelled with Diane and to all of Diane’s family. Diane will be missed by all in the Association and was truly a Pearl among us.

The following is a LINK to Dianne’s Obituary;


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Décès de Léo Thérien

Sorry, this entry is only available in French.

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2014 Gathering in Rivière-Verte

Here are some photos of our last gathering in Rivière-Verte. If you have photos to share, please send an email to information@therrien.org.

Click on a picture to view photos from Michael DeConti, Gérald Therrien and Roger Therrien.

  • Gallery A: Friday Welcome at Convent of the Servants of St. Sacrement
  • Gallery B: Saturday Morning General Association Meeting
  • Gallery C: Saturday Lunch and Social Gathering
  • Gallery D: Trip to Therrien Mountain
  • Gallery E: Saturday Night Dinner
  • Gallery F: Side Trip on Saturday to the Regis Therrien Plaque and Bridge
  • Gallery G: Saturday Dance
  • Gallery H: Sunday Morning Breakfast and Departure at the Convent of the Servants of the St. Sacrement
  • Gallery I: Sunday Morning side trip to Site Marial de Saint Basile
  • Gallery J: Sunday Morning Mass at Saint Anne of Madawaska
  • Gallery K: Sunday Farwell Brunch
  • Gallery L: Sunday Afternoon Trip to the Worlds Longest Covered Bridge in Hartland
  • Gallery M: Sunday Farewell Dinner
  • Gallery N: Pictures of Gérald
  • Gallery O: Pictures of Roger

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2014 Gathering

The Association “Ralliement des Familles Jean et Pierre Terrien” will not organize a separate gathering in 2014, but rather will take advantage of the scheduled events of the Congrès Mondial Acadien 2014. Thus, during the Congrès Mondial Acadien 2014, Therrien families will meet at Rivière-Verte in New Brunswick on August 9 and 10.


For more information about the program and registration, please visit the following website: http://therrien.cma2014.com/en

On this website you will have access to all information related to the family gathering. You can take the opportunity to register for the gathering, view programming or even share genealogy information.

For any further information or any questions, please contact Michel Therrien by email at michel.therrien@ccnb.ca.

It will be a pleasure to meet again in 2014!

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