Philip and Janet Turcotte came to Skead in 1942 from Gogama. They moved to the community when the Poupore Lumber Company sawmill opened in the area.
Philip was a master mechanic for the lumber company, faithfully serving at the sawmill for 30 years until his retirement. Janet was a stay-at-home mother who was an active volunteer for school and church activities.
The Turcottes had seven children: Edward, Harry, Douglas, Sarah Ann, Gerald, Sandra, and Phyllis. By 1999, the couple had 23 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.
Philip and Janet Turcotte left Skead in the late 1950's after the closure of the Poupore sawmill. The family moved to Wahnapitae and established a corner store called Turcott's confectionary.
Philip Turcotte died in 1984. His wife Janet passed on in 1995.
Material compiled from Skead, Ontario, Canada: 1924-1999.