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Memorable Manitobans: Richard Roger Benoit (1944-2014)


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.


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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