THE

DesLauriers

FAMILY HISTORY

1700's

The Beginning

The DesLauriers are a very old Canadian family having arrived sometime in the early-mid 1700's from Bourges, France. They came to escape the French Revolution because they were nobility.

 

The Revolution wasn’t until 1789,  but one of the earliest records that  were found  was of  Francis DesLauriers as having married in Montreal in 1748. He went up river to Detroit and was married there. His son (also named Francis) had a son, Jean Baptiste. Jean Baptiste fought in the War of 1812 and was given a pension by the American government for fighting in the War of 1812 and received a land grant and purchased property across the river in Maidstone, Ontario.

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Maidstone (township) was a township in Essex County in Ontario, Canada, from the Canadian Confederation in 1867 until 1999. 

1800's

Point Pelee

Maidstone (township) was a township in Essex County in Ontario, Canada, from the Canadian Confederation in 1867 until 1999. 

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1800

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1851-1861

The Deslauriers
Homestead

DesLauriers House is approached along a boardwalk at the western edge of the marsh lands at Point Pelee. It is located in Point Pelee National Park and was originally constructed between 1851 and 1861 by Oliver DesLauriers. The house was occupied by the DesLauriers family until 1966 when it was designated as "Recognized" because of its historical associations and architectural significance, and for its relationship to its environment. 

1967

Wellington Tavern

1970

Betty & Norm's

Pizza Palace

Betty & Norm's Tavern:

A pizza tavern owed by chef DesLauriers's parent. Opened in 

A featured article describing Betty & Norm's as the place to eat

1978

Country Boy

1987

Country Boy too

1993

Midnight Cowboy

1996

October

1998

Pepper's

Bar & Grill

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July

NEw York's

Steak, Seafood

& Pasta Co.

December

New York's, Crabby Dicks,
And Peppers

2000

2010

St.Joachim Diner

Formerly known as Country Boy Tavern, the restaurant was revamped by Chef Debra Deslauriers and transformed it into

St. Joachim Diner. Located in Belle River, Ontario, St. Joachim Diner served up local, homemade diner food from breakfast to dinner. 

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John Catucci, host of the Canadian Food Network's You Gotta Eat Here!, with Chef Debra Delaurier

St. Joachim Diner was featured in a segment that aired on the Canadian Food Network late 2013 to early 2014

John Catucci, host of the Canadian Food Network's You Gotta Eat Here!, with Chef Debra Delaurier
John Catucci, host of the Canadian Food Network's You Gotta Eat Here!, with Chef Debra DesLauriers

cookbook

Our Family Fridge

The book's mission statement is to enjoy the benefits of home cooking.

The entire book is based around the ideology that cooking from scratch in your own kitchen will provide your family with an increase of health and well-being that could never be achieved through the purchase of premade or processed products.

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On September of 2010, The Windsor Star  featured  Chef Debra DesLauriers and her best friends  

Our Family Fridge authors (from left to right) 
Patricia Morris, Debra Deslauriers, and Mandy Buindo
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