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Memorable Manitobans: Henri Bourque (1868-1943)

Cleric, educator.

Born at Saint Valentin, Quebec on 17 May 1868, he trained at Montreal College and, in 1888, entered the Jesuit order. He taught at St. Boniface College from 1895 to 1898 then he returned to Eastern Canada, also studying in Europe for a time. In 1905 he was appointed superior and master of novices at Sault au Recollet (Montreal) and later held the same position at Guelph, Ontario. He returned to St. Boniface College in 1919, serving as teacher and rector until 1925, remaining on the staff until 1941. He served on the Senate of the University of Manitoba and the Advisory Board of the Manitoba Department of Education. He was given an honorary doctorate by the University of Manitoba in 1927. He died at Montreal on 17 November 1943.

Sources:

“Pioneer St. Boniface educationalist dies”, Winnipeg Tribune, 18 November 1943. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B9, page 144]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 December 2012

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