Dr. Joseph “Hildege” St Aubin was born on the 15th of November, 1873 in St. Felix de Valois, Quebec. He was the youngest of 14 children born to Theophile St Aubin and Julie Poirier. His parents were farmers and his siblings were; Moise, Exzilda, Onesime, Elia, Léa Virgine, Hermine, Francois, Adeline, Genevieve, Marie Clarisse, Joseph David, Remi and Marie Euphramie.
Dr. St Aubin graduated M.D. from Université Laval in 1898. In 1914 he returned to Université Laval to further his studies, graduating C.P.&S. and L.M.C.C. in 1914.
Dr. St Aubin married Marie Louisa Marcil on the 30th April of 1901 at St. Jean De Matha, Quebec. She was born on the 24th of October, 1878, the eldest of 10 children born to Maxime Marcil and Rosalie Bonim. Her father was a merchant in St. Jean De Matha and her siblings were; Joseph, Ernest, Lucien, Ivonne, Bennette, Blanche Alice, Viateur, Leopold and Edward Eugene.
Dr. and Mrs. St Aubin had 2 children; Joseph Edmour Maximilian “Alibert” St Aubin who was born in 1902 and a daughter Marie Blanche Gilberte St Aubin who was born and died in 1904. Mrs. St Aubin died on the 20th of November, 1905.
Dr. St Aubin married Gertrude Georgina Booth on the 15th of July, 1915 in Hull, Quebec. At the time of their marriage both of them lived in Hull, Quebec. Mrs. St Aubin was born in Ottawa on the 11th of August, 1888 the youngest of 5 children born to William Booth and the former Marguerite Green. Her father was a machinist and her siblings were; William, James, Gilbert and Dudley.
Shortly after their marriage, Dr. and Mrs. St Aubin moved to Stoney Point (Pointe-Aux-Roche) in Essex County, Ontario. Due to the close proximity to Chatham-Kent, Dr St Aubin routinely made the short journey to attend to his patients, primarily in Tilbury and the surrounding countryside. His name appears on numerous birth and death records.
Dr. and Mrs. St Aubin had 8 children all born in Stoney Point; Genevieve, Joseph Theophile “William”, Gerald Xavier, Alphonse Leon “Dudley”, Maurice “Paul” Guilford, Catherine Thelma Marguerite, Wilfred Adelard (who died on the 7th of January, 1925 at the age of 2 of influenza) and Lucie.
Dr. St Aubin died in 1951. In 1972 Mrs. St Aubin was living in Montreal with her daughter Lucie. She died in 1973. Dr. and Mrs. St Aubin and their son’s Dr. Maurice Paul Guilford St Aubin and Joseph Theophile William St Aubin are all buried at the Annunciation Roman Catholic Cemetery in Tilbury North Twp, Essex County.
*Dr. St Aubin’s son P/O Alphonse Leon Dudley St Aubin was killed in action during WWII on the 15th of May, 1942. He is buried at Trincomalee War Cemetery in Sri Lanka. He is also featured on the Gathering Our Heroes website. Dr. St Aubin’s son Paul graduated from The University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine in 1946.