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Memorable Manitobans: Joseph Louis A. Deniset (1919-1983)

Lawyer, MP (1957-1958), judge.

Born at St. Boniface on 29 June 1919, son of Francois Deniset and Rachel Bernier, he attended Provencher Collegiate, St. Boniface College, University of Montreal (BA 1939), and the University of Manitoba (LLB 1949). He served overseas during the Second World War as an officer of the Royal 22nd Regiment and Lieutenant-Colonel of the Winnipeg Grenardiers (1954-1957). He married Jeanne Remillard on 21 April 1951. He established a law practice at St. Boniface. He served as President of L’Association d’Education des Canadiens Francais du Manitoba. He was elected to the House of Commons for St. Boniface in 1957, and was defeated in 1958. He was appointed at a judge to the Court of Queen’s Bench in 1965. He wrote several theatrical plays and also the novel L’Equilibre Instable (Les Editions du Jour, 1977). He died of a heart attack at Quebec City on 26 August 1983.


The Canadian Directory of Parliament, 1867-1967, edited by J. K. Johnson, Public Archives of Canada, Ottawa [Library and Archives Canada], 1968.

“Judge Deniset dead at 64,” Winnipeg Free Press, 27 August 1983.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 29 August 1983.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 November 2017

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