Marie Reina Alma Houle

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Marie Reina Alma Houle (Dionne)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Callander, Parry Sound District, Ontario, Canada
Death: February 27, 1970 (35)
St-Bruno-de-Montarville, La Vallée-du-Richelieu Regional County Municipality, Quebec, Canada (brain tumour)
Place of Burial: St-Bruno-de-Montarville, La Vallée-du-Richelieu Regional County Municipality, Quebec, Canada
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Joseph Oliva Edouard Dionne and Elzire Dionne
Wife of Florian Houle
Mother of Private; Private; Private and Private
Sister of Ernest Dionne; Rose-Marie Girouard; Private; Private; Léo Dionne and 11 others

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About Marie Reina Alma Houle

One of the five Dionne Quintuplets who were born on May 28, 1934, in the farming community of Callendar, Ontario. They were born to poor farmers, Oliva and Elzire Dinone. There births were attended by midwives and Dr. Allan Roy Dafoe. After the births there was a great concern they would not survive, but as time went by there condition improved. They were entrusted to care of a nurse named, Louise de Kirline and was supervised by Dr. Dafoe. After a short time the Quints were taken from there parents and guardianship was given to the Ontario Government. They became a tourist attraction and were visited by millions pf people. Later in life they were given back to there parents' custody. They were used as models for brand name products and were the subject of many films and documentaries. They include, "The Country Doctor" (1936), "Reunion" (1936), "Going On Two" (1936), "Quintupland" (1938), "Five Of A Kind" (1938), "Unusual Occupations" (1942), "Year Of Siege" (1962) and "The Dionne Quintuplets" (1978). They wrote several books and in 1998 they sued the Ontario Government and won $4 million in damages. Marie Dionne died on February 27, 1970, from a brain tumour. She was 35 years old.

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Marie Reina Alma Houle's Timeline

1934
May 28, 1934
Callander, Parry Sound District, Ontario, Canada
1970
February 27, 1970
Age 35
St-Bruno-de-Montarville, La Vallée-du-Richelieu Regional County Municipality, Quebec, Canada
February 1970
Age 35
St-Bruno-de-Montarville, La Vallée-du-Richelieu Regional County Municipality, Quebec, Canada