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Memorable Manitobans: Joseph V. “Jakie” Driscoll (1916-2003)


Born at Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1916, son of William Francis Driscoll and Elizabeth Frances Morrissey, he graduated from Boston College High School in 1933 then began preparations to become a Jesuit priest by entering the novitiate at Guelph, Ontario. He taught at Regiopolis College at Kingston, Ontario and was ordained in 1946. From 1954 to 1958, he was a Director of the Jean Mance School of Nursing at Kingston followed by administrative duties at Toronto. He came to Manitoba in 1959 and, other than summers spent in graduate studies at the Catholic University in Washington, DC and three years in charge of a retreat house at Montreal (1963-1966), he remained here for the rest of his life. He served in several capacities at St. Paul’s High School (Rector, 1966-1972) and St. Paul’s College (Rector, 1981-1984). He died at Winnipeg on 14 December 2003 and was buried in St. Mary’s Cemetery.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 16 December 2003, page 20.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 17 December 2003, page B7.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 April 2021

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