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Memorable Manitobans: Louis Joseph De Nobele (c1881-1950)

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Louis Joseph De Nobele
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Community activist.

Born in Belgium around 1881, he emigrated to Canada in 1904 and came to Winnipeg where he was a member of the firm of De Nobele Florists for 30 years. He was the founding President of the Belgian Club and, at the time of his death, was its Honorary President. He was also President of the Belgium Benefit Society of Manitoba, President of the Belgium Board of Trade, President of the Belgium Memorial Committee, and Honorary President of the Belgium Club Band. He died at a hospital in Rochester, Minnesota on 9 November 1950 and was buried in the Belgium Sacred Heart Cemetery.

See also:

MHS Centennial Organization: Le Club Belge

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 13 November 1950, page 31.

We thank Neil Pryce for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 July 2017

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