Memorable Manitobans: Noé (Noah) Chevrier (1846-1911)
Born at Rigaud, Vaudreuil County, Quebec in 1846, son of Alexandre Chevrier and Mathilde Gauthier, he was educated in Rigaud, then Ecôle de Bourget. He was married twice, first in 1880 to Isabella Johnston (?-1884) at Ottawa and they had three children. He was married a second time to Agnes McMullen (?-?), daughter of Hon. D. McMullen and they had two children, including Eudore Chevrier. Chevrier’s business career began with his father in the clothing business in Ottawa. He came to Winnipeg in 1871 and operated a clothing and fur business called “The Blue Store.” It was later carried on by his sons Horace and Eudore. He was appointed a Senator in January 1909. He died at his Winnipeg home, 106 Balmoral Street, on 9 October 1911 and was buried in the St. Boniface Cemetery. He is commemorated by Chevrier Boulevard.
Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, edited by C. W. Parker, Vancouver: Canadian Press Association, 1911.
“Senator Chevrier has passed away,” Manitoba Free Press, 10 October 1911. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B5]
“Senator Chevrier's funeral,” Winnipeg Tribune, 13 October 1911, page 5.
Pioneers and Early Citizens of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Manitoba Library Association, 1971.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 10 May 2021