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Memorable Manitobans: Theophane Bertrand (1844-1921)

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Theophane Bertrand
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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.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Bertrand House (251 Provencher Boulevard, Winnipeg)

Sources:

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

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