Reverend Charles Alfred Marie Paradis 1848-1926, The

An Oblate missionary from Quebec, Paradis was posted to Lake Timiskaming in 1881. During his years in the region, he did much to encourage agricultural settlement, particularly in the area around Verner, and took up farming himself. Paradis was an enterprising man of many talents: he prospected for gold, wrote meditative works, and painted in watercolour.


On the grounds of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, 38 Main Street, Verner

Region: Northern Ontario

County/District: District of Nipissing

Municipality: Municipality of West Nipissing