Dr. Joseph “Hildege” St. Aubin was born on the 15th of November, 1873 in St. Felix de Valois, Quebec. He was the youngest of 15 children born to Theophile St. Aubin and the former Julie Poirier. His parents were farmers and his siblings were: Marie-Eloise S. Aubin, Marie-Exilire St Aubin, Onesime St. Aubin, Léa -Virginie St Aubin, Marie-Elise St Aubin, Hermine St Aubin, Francois St Aunt, Adeline St Aubin, Joseph St Aubin, Genevieve St Aubin, Marie-Clarisse St Aubin, David Jean St Aubin, Remi St Aubin and Marie Euphrasie St Aubin.
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 Marcil, Ernest Marcil, Lucien Marcil, Ivonne Marcil, Marie Bernadette Marcil, Blanche Alice Marcil, Viateur Marcil, Léopold Marcil and Eduard Eugene Marcil.
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, 1913 in Hull, Quebec. At the time of their marriage both of them lived in Hull. Mrs. St. Aubin was born in Ottawa on the 11th of August, 1888 the youngest of 8th of 9 children born to William Booth and the former Marguerite Green. Her father was a machinist and her siblings were; William Booth, James Dudley Booth, Gilbert Booth, Dudley Oscar Booth, an infant sibling was born and died in 1884, John Booth (died of “convulsions” on the 17th of May, 1885 at the age of 4 days), Martha Maude Booth and Henry Booth.
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. From 1917 until 1949, Dr. St. Aubin was the Medical Officer of Health for Tilbury North Twp.
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 “Kay” Thelma Margot, Wilfred Adelard (who died on the 7th of January, 1925 at the age of 2 of influenza) and Marjory “Lois” Elaine. All of the children grew up and achieved success in their lives. His son, Alibert St. Aubin became a lawyer and he was called to the bench as a judge in northern Ontario.
Dr. St. Aubin died on the 21st of February, 1951. Eventually Mrs. St. Aubin sold their home in Stoney Point and she moved to Windsor to live with her daughter Genevieve. Mrs. St. Aubin died on the 17th of March, 1973. Dr. and Mrs. St. Aubin and their children; Dr. Maurice Paul Guilford St. Aubin, Wilfred Adelard St. Aubin, Catherine “Kay” Thelma Margot (St Aubin) Mosher 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 was 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.
**Mrs. St Aubin’s brother, Dudley Oscar Booth served with the Canadian Armed Services during WWI.
***The webmaster is grateful to Dr. St. Aubin’s granddaughter, Marilyn (St. Aubin) Young for her assistance.