The story of Westover Brook and how it got its name

Discover Étienne Benoit’s beautiful documentary on Westover Brook! The result of patient research, this documentary sheds light on this Sutton brook which, up until this point, had no name…

Indeed, the director, who is passionate about history and natural environments, realized that the name “Yamaska Sud-Est River”, which had been using in error, could not be applied to this watercourse. In agreement with the Commission de toponymie du Québec, he quickly formed a local committee to find a new name for the stream: no less than nine people worked on the question, including members of the Comité de toponymie de Sutton, Héritage Sutton, the Brome Lake Museum, the OBV Yamaska, the Brome-Missisquoi MRC and the Comité de sauvegarde du bassin versant du lac Davignon. They unanimously chose the name “Westover”, in recognition of the Westover family who have resided in Sutton since 1802, particularly on the banks of the brook.

Westover Brook originates at Mont Gagnon in Sutton, flows through the hamlet of Sutton Junction, the Mansville area and then finally empties into the Yamaska Sud-Est River one kilometre downstream from Call’s Mills.

To view the documentary on Westover Brook: click here.

The twenty-four-minute documentary is the third in a series directed by Étienne Benoit on the tributaries of the Davignon Lake watershed. After one on Jackson Brook and another on the Yamaska Sud-Est River, a fourth documentary is in production on the North Branch Brook.
Read the Press Release from the Comité de sauvegarde du bassin versant du Lac Davignon (in French only)