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, distant Manx, English, Cornish, and First Nations [including Miꞌkmaq and Nipissing], 1/128th Hungarian, 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 George Antoine Joseph Bellavance (the son of Joseph Antoine Bellavance and Marie Eva Doria Routhier). Pierre’s great-grandfather Antoine was the son of Joseph Ambroise Bellavance and Marie Emma Dumais; Joseph’s paternal grandmother, Geneviève Vere, was Manx. Eva was the daughter of Alphonse Routhier and Marie Eva Thériault.
Pierre’s maternal grandmother was Jeanne Marie “Jean” Gaudet (the daughter of Edmond Joseph Gaudet and Julia Ella Mildred Gallant). Jean was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Edmond was the son of Agneaux Joseph Gaudet and Marguerite Després. Mildred was the daughter of Francis “Frank” Gallant, who was French-Canadian, and of Mary Ellen Aylward, who was of Irish descent.
Pierre’s matrlineal ancestry can be traced back to his fifth great-grandmother, Eleanor Laffin.
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, Jeanne Marie Gaudet, on the 1926 Canadian Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Pierre’s maternal grandmother, Jeanne Marie “Jean” (Gaudet) Bellavance – https://montrealgazette.remembering.ca
Obituary of Pierre’s maternal great-grandfather, Edmond Joseph Gaudet – https://www.newspapers.com
Genealogy of Pierre’s maternal great-grandmother, Julia Ella Mildred (Gallant) Gaudet – https://www.familysearch.org