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Memorable Manitobans: Richard Roger Benoit (1944-2014)

Educator.

Born on 1 June 1944, son of Maurice Benoit and Lydia Stemkoski, he was educated at the St. Alphonse Convent School (grades 1 to 4), a rural public school (grade 5), Mariapolis School (grade 6), Cardinal School (grade 7), St. Boniface College (grades 8 to 10), and Notre Dame Collegiate (grades 11 to 12). He obtained a teaching certificate and, later, BA, BEd, and MEd degrees, and was working toward a PhD when his studies were interrupted by family responsibilities. He was a teacher, Principal, Superintendent, and Secretary-Treasurer in the Mountain School Division; a Principal in the Carlyle School Division (Saskatchewan); a Superintendent in the Wakaw School Division (Saskatchewan); Professor at the University of Regina; and Director of Graduate Studies and Professor at St. Boniface College (1983-2002). He retired in 2002. He served for several years as President of Child and Family Services of Central Manitoba, and was a board member and President of the Retired Teachers’ Association of Manitoba. He died at Winnipeg on 17 May 2014 and his body was donated for medical research.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 21 May 2014.

This page was prepared by Ed Arndt and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 June 2014

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