Birth Name: Pierre Charles Bouvier
Place of Birth: Montréal, Québec, Canada
Date of Birth: May 9, 1979
Ethnicity: French-Canadian/Acadian – including Breton, as well as Irish, 1/128th Hungarian, 1/2048 Channel Islander [Jersey], distant English and First Nations [including Miꞌkmaq and Nipissing], remote Swiss-French, and Portuguese
Pierre Bouvier is a Canadian singer, songwriter, musician, composer, and actor. He is known as the lead vocalist and occasional guitarist of the Canadian rock band Simple Plan. Other members of the band are Chuck Comeau, David Desrosiers, Sébastien Lefebvre, and Jeff Stinco.
Pierre is the son of Louise Jeanne (Bellavance) and Joseph Henri Réal Bouvier. He is married to Lachelle Farrar, and has two children.
Pierre’s patrilineal line can be traced to his fourth great-grandfather, Louis-Dieudonne Bouvier (February 21, 1804, La Prairie, Québec – March 16, 1854, Napierville, Québec).
Pierre’s paternal grandfather was Paul Émile Bouvier (the son of Ernest Bouvier and Joséphine Racine). Paul was born in Lacolle, Québec. Ernest was born in Biddeford, Maine, U.S., the son of French-Canadian parents, Joseph Napoléon Bouvier and Mathilda Laverdière. Joséphine was the daughter of Noé Racine and Élise Giroux. Napoléon’s maternal great-grandfather, János Kováczy (or Jean Coache in French), was Hungarian.
Pierre’s paternal grandmother was Lucie Pitre (the daughter of Ferdinand Abel Pitre and Rosalie Martin). Lucie was born in Saint-Alexis-de-Matapédia, Québec. Ferdinand was the son of Abel Pitre and Christine Martin. Rosalie was the daughter of André Martin and Cécile Arsenault.
Pierre’s maternal grandfather was named George Bellavance.
Pierre’s maternal grandmother was Jean Gaudet (the daughter of Edmond Joseph Gaudet and Mildred Julia “Betty” McGrath). Jean was born in Saskatchewan. Edmond was the son of Agneaux Joseph Gaudet and Marguerite Després.
Pierre is a direct descendant of Zacharie Cloutier (c. 1590-1677), a prominent early Québec settler.
Obituary of Pierre’s paternal grandfather, Paul Émile Bouvier – https://www.urgelbourgie.com
Genealogy of Pierre’s paternal grandmother, Lucie Pitre – http://s618661786.websitehome.co.uk
Pierre’s maternal grandmother, Jean Gaudet, on the 1926 Canadian Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Pierre’s maternal grandmother, Jean (Gaudet) Bellavance – https://montrealgazette.remembering.ca
Obituary of Pierre’s maternal great-grandfather, Edmond Joseph Gaudet – https://www.newspapers.com