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MURRAY Pat Dufresne, Carthy –

We welcome another of the Murray children to our growing family tree.


Sisters, Pat and Dawn

is the daughter of VALENTINA MURRAY,


Valentina Murray

and the grandaughter of Valentina Quilietti.

Sisters Pat and Dawn

Sisters Pat and Dawn

Valentina Murray had  married Paul Dufresne and they settled in WINIPEG, Manitoba, Canada.  The town of Manitoba had been founded by Paul’s grandfather Elie.   This connection is very exciting and now all their descendants will have this most historical of facts attributed to Elie Dufresne.

The name “Winnipeg” comes from the Cree for “muddy waters.” The Winnipeg area was a trading centre for Aboriginal peoples prior to the arrival of Europeans. The first fort was built there in 1738 by French traders. A settlement was later founded by the Selkirk settlers in 1812,

Pat and her brother Martin Dufresne

Martin was born on 2nd August 1952.   When he was only 4 in 1956,  he visited his gran at  the family home 28 West Pilton Grove where he and his mum Valentina enjoyed Scotland for 3 months.

Valentina M Dufresne with son Martin

Siblings, Pat and Martin wearing the hat

Pat Dufresne with daughter Noraleigh Carthy

This pic was taken at one of the most magical places from my girlhood-the playhouse on my maternal grandparents farm in Elie MB. My Mum & her siblings played in this house & my sister & I also played for hrs many a summer day.

Noraleigh Carthy was born on 15th June 1966

Noraleigh is my second cousin once removed. She is also the 3rd great grandaughter of Leonardo Quilietti



5 Responses to “MURRAY Pat Dufresne, Carthy –”

  1. More information – if you are interested to add. Noraleigh lives in Portland Oregon, with her Partner Noah Dundas, and they have a daughter Narissa.

    I also have another daughter Candace Senato – married to Anthony Senato, children Samantha, Sierra and Nicholas.

  2. Helen says:

    Thanks for your comments Pat. Have tried to sort out the errors, Would you like me to add any more information

  3. Hi Helen,
    Thank you for updating:) Looks like only a couple more things to be corrected, and that is Valentina Murray married Paul Dufresne (not Minnie) –
    also if you wanted to correct- After the war, Valentina and I traveled across the ocean on the Queen Mary to meet Paul and we settled back at Paul’s homestead, at Elie Manitoba, a small town on the outskirts of Winnipeg. The town of Elie had been founded by Paul’s Grendfather Elie.
    Not sure how much you want to get into this. If you just want to correct who married Paul – that would be enough:)
    Thank you so much for doing this.

  4. Noraleigh Carthy says:

    Hello Helen!
    I love this site, so interesting ! My daughter is now 9 years old -Narissa Valentina. Love history & discovering new things about family! Thank-you for making this site & doing such a beautiful job!

  5. Helen says:

    Hello Noraleigh and thanks for your comments. So lovely to hear that your daughter has Valentina as her second name. It is great to know that the history is handed down through the lines. Hope you like your page and I will of course add whatever else you wish. You can get me on if you would like to send me anything. Thanks again. Helen

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