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Memorable Manitobans: Marie Rose Reine Trottier “Irene” Dauphinais (1906-1983)

Educator.

Born in the Rural Municipality of Ritchot on 28 September 1906, daughter of Bernadette Guichon (1884-1941) and Arthur Trottier (1883-1964), she grew up at St. Norbert and became a school teacher. Her career included teaching at Rosamond School (?-?), St. Francois Xavier West School / Pigeon Lake School (1948-1953), Todd School (1954-1961), St. Francois Xavier Centre School (1961-1965, Principal), and Dieppe School (1965-1967). On 17 June 1936, she married Celestin Dauphinais (1894-1940) in Rural Municipality of Macdonald and had two children: Sheila Dauphinais (c1937-1974, wife of John Warren Malo) and Guy Dauphinais. She died during a visit to Bondville, Quebec on 3 June 1983 and her body was returned to Manitoba for burial in the Blessed Sacrament Parish Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth, marriage, and death [Celestin Dauphinais, Bernadette Trottier] registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary [Arthur Trottier], Winnipeg Free Press, 29 June 1964, page 26.

Obituary [John Warren Malo], Winnipeg Free Press, 11 May 1972, page 37.

Obituary [Sheila Malo], Winnipeg Free Press, 15 October 1974, page 37.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 6 June 1983, page 31.

Blessed Sacrament Parish Cemetery, FindAGrave.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 5 August 2022

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