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Memorable Manitobans: Maurice Leo “Moe” Brabant (1931-2008)


Born on 3 January 1931, son of Moise Brabant (c1898-1958) and educator Maria Emma McDougall, he grew up in St. Vital and graduated from Provencher Collegiate, Manitoba Teachers’ College (1951), and University of Manitoba (BA, 1988). He taught for several years, including serving as Principal of St. Germain School (1952-1954), before transitioning to administrative work in the field of life insurance. On 9 August 1958, he married Patricia Neumann (c1936-2013) and they had five children. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus (Grand Knight, Norwood Council 1967-1969) and St. Emile Parish Church. He died at the Health Sciences Centre on 23 July 2008 and his cremains were interred in the Glen Lawn Memorial Gardens.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 26 July 2008, page C14.

Obituary [Patricia Brabant], Winnipeg Free Press, 19 October 2013, page B14.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 8 April 2018

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