According to the 1877 census of St-Pierre, Edward (or Edouard) was the son of Martin and Elise Noel (from the above post). Here is the 1877 listing (in French); their son Edward is still listed as "single" (celibataire) in 1877; his brother also living in the same household, Joseph is already married to Helen Wicking (sic, for Whittle?)
1877 census of St-Pierre
rue Joinville (street), no. 59 – 31 mars 1877. SC 3472.
HARRIET Martin, marin, 58 ans, marie, ne en France, sait lire et ecrire, catholique.
NOEL Lize, 62 ans, mariee, nee a l’etranger, ne sait lire ni ecrire, catholique.
HARRIET Edouard, marin, 24 ans, celibataire, ne a St-Pierre, sait lire et ecrire, catholique.
HARRIET Joseph, marin, 27 ans, marie, ne a St-Pierre, sait lire et ecrire, catholique.
WICKING Helene, 22 ans, mariee, nee a l’etranger, ne sait lire ni ecrire, catholique.
ans = years old
marie(e) = married,
ne(e) = born
a St-Pierre = at St-Pierre
a l'etranger = born elsewhere (in Elise's case, the Magdalen Islands)
sait lire et écrire = can read and write
ne sait lire ni ecrire = can't read or write
catholique = Roman Catholic faith
There you have it. Hope this is clear.