Memorable Manitobans: Theophane Bertrand (1844-1921)
Lawyer, municipal official.
Born at Vercheres, Quebec in 1844, and graduated from Joliette College, he came to Manitoba from Montreal around 1886. He worked in a government job for a time then became secretary-treasurer of St. Boniface. Appointed a Justice of the Peace in 1903, he practiced law and served two terms as Mayor of St. Boniface, the first in 1907. He and wife Alexina Pariseau (1856-?) had ten children: Graziella Bertrand (1875-?), Alice Bertrand (1878-?, wife of ? Gingras), Annette Bertrand (1881-?, wife of ? Hebert), Zotique Bertrand (1882-?), Romain Bertrand (1885-?), Jacques Bertrand (1891-?), Aime Bertrand (1893-?), Armand “Bert” Bertrand (1898-1993, husband of Jeanne Mallot), and Theophane Bertrand (?-?). A severe stroke in 1914 left him permanently disabled. He died at his St. Boniface home, 472 Des Meurons Street, on 25 August 1921.
1901 and 1911 Canada censuses, Automated Genealogy.
“Manitoba Gazette,” Winnipeg Tribune, 23 May 1903, page 11.
“Former Mayor of St. Boniface dies,” newspaper clipping. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B7]
“Ex-Mayor Bertrand of St. Boniface, dead,” Manitoba Free Press, 25 August 1921.
Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Obituary [Armand Bertrand], Winnipeg Free Press, 7 October 1993, page 37.
Page revised: 6 August 2020