Joseph Rielle was mayor of Verdun in 1904 - 1905 and was a prominent land surveyor in Verdun/Montreal in that period. He also llived on Lower Lachine Road now LaSalle Blvd and his property was situated facing Rielle/Willibrod (the firestation is now situated there) as shown on the enclosed 1896 map wich also shows the newly built dike to retain the overflowing river wich flooded Verdun in the spring at that period. Joyce and Jamie Munroe 0f Wayne Pensylvania who viewed this information on this site where planning a trip to Montreal and suggested we meet me at the library of the SHGV since Jamie is a descendant of Rielle and inherited documents, photos and paintings wich they wanted to share with us. I greeted Joyce and Jamie at our premises in July and I was impressed by the documents that they showed me, particularly 2 of Joseph Rielle's note books written in his own handwriting. Some of the information from our archives also helped them in their research.