Romain D’Auteuil was born in 1918 in St. Mathieu de Rimouski (Quebec (?)). He moved from Montreal to the west to work on the construction of the Alaska Highway. In 1943 He arrived in Girouxville AB where he had 2 brothers, Philippe and Vezina, and a year later he acquired some land west of Girouxville. In the summers he cleared the land, while in winter he worked at lumber camps in Prince George BC. During WW II Romain served in the Canadian Army. He rented out his farm in 1958, selling it in 1969. He passed away on May 20, 1970 at age 52, in Prince George.