Michael Henry Brophy,
Son of John-Joseph Brophy, a Canada customs agent, had emigrated from Ireland (Waterford county), and of Mary Aylmer Ryan, also from Irish descent.
Michael married, on April 21st 1890, Isabelle Ida Neilson, daugther of John Neilson, and Laura Caroline Morehead. They had five children: John, Bertha, Laura, Agnes and Isabelle (born in 1904).
He was nicknamed, the “Jolly little doctor”, and was the general practitioner of Sillery, Ste-Foy and Cap-Rouge. He died in the winter of 1905, harnessing his horse on his way to help a woman in labor.
A street in Ste-Foy wears his name: Brophy street.