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Memorable Manitobans: John Benoit (1879-1958)

Farmer, municipal official.

Born at Brudenell, Ontario on 4 March 1879, son of Francis Benoit (1840-?) and Bridget Benoit (1852-1922), he moved to Manitoba with his parents and settled at Rural Municipality of Ste. Anne in 1882, living there for the rest of his life except for a few years spent homesteading in the Unity district of Saskatchewan. On 8 June 1921, he married Rose Paradis Beniot Barrette (c1899-1990) at Ste. Anne and they had five children: Francis H. Benoit, Edward Joseph Benoit, Alice Benoit (wife of Noel Belanger), Irene Benoit (wife of Lorne Ross), and Jean Benoit (wife of Ron Joyce). While working his own farm, he was also owned and operated a grain elevator and served as both Councillor and Reeve (1946-1949) of the RM of Ste. Anne. He died at his Ste. Anne residence on 31 May 1958 and was buried in Green Acres Memorial Gardens.


1901 & 1911 Canada censes, Automated Genealogy.

Marriage and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Benoit - Kirkwood,” Winnipeg Free Press, 7 May 1957, page 19.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 9 June 1958, page 8.

Obituary [Rose Barrette], Winnipeg Free Press, 9 November 1990, page 19.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 25 January 2015

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