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Memorable Manitobans: Pierre Marcel Joseph Boulic (1916-1959)

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Pierre Marcel Joseph Boulic
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Businessman, MLA (1958-1959), MLA (1959-1959).

Born at Altamont on 15 January 1916, son of Guillaume Boulic (1886-1981) and Françoise Chateau (1896-1988), he was educated at Faure School and St. Boniface College. He farmed for a time before buying a creamery at Notre Dame de Lourdes.

Starting at the age of 24, he held a variety of public offices, including three years as a school trustee, and a municipal councillor. He was Reeve of the Rural Municipality of South Norfolk from 1954 to 1957. After an unsuccessful bid in 1955 for election to the Manitoba Legislature, in 1958 he was elected the Conservative MLA for the Cypress constituency. Soon after, he was named Provincial Secretary in the cabinet of Dufferin Roblin and served until his death.

He was married twice, first on 3 October 1939 to Lea Marie Helene Julienne Teffaine (1920-1941) with whom he had a daughter. In 1948, he married Celine Paradis (1924-2016).

He was re-elected in the 1959 general election but died of a heart attack on 22 September 1959. He was buried in the Notre Dame Catholic Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth, marriage, and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1921 Canada census, Library and Archives Canada.

“Marcel Boulic dies, 43,” Winnipeg Free Press, 23 September 1959, page 1.

Obituary [Guillaume Boulic], Winnipeg Free Press, 30 September 1981, page 85.

Obituary [Françoise Boulic], Winnipeg Free Press, 28 July 1988, page 39.

Obituary [Celine Pauwels], Winnipeg Free Press, 23 June 2016.

Members of the Legislative Assembly (deceased), Legislative Assembly of Manitoba.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Oliver Bernuetz (Legislative Library of Manitoba) for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 March 2021

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