Paul and his father arrived by train at Spiritwood (heading for Leoville), on August 25, 1930. Leoville had a large french population.
Paul started the Timberland store in the fall of 1935. The area where the store was is also known as Timberland.
Theres was a triple wedding; two of Emilia Gagne siblings were also married that day.
They were living in the North West Territories (Pine Point, just south of Great Slave Lake) for awhile.