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Memorable Manitobans: Adonai Joseph Emile Antonin Dubois (1897-1971)

Municipal official, Justice of the Peace.

Born at the Lorette on 16 December 1897, son of Emile Dubois (1864-1941) and Anna Delorme (1866-1940), he became an agent of Crescent Creamery. He served the community as Reeve (1940-1942) and Justice of the Peace (1942-?) of the Rural Municipality of Ste. Anne (1940-1942) and Resident Administrator [also known as Local Administrator] of the Local Government District of Reynolds (1945-1967). He retired around 1969. On 6 June 1923, he married Yvonne Leclair (1903-2001) at Tache and had seven children: Roland J. Dubois, Simone E. Dubois (1925-2016, wife of Rolan Duguay, later remarried to Leo Grouette), Roger V. Dubois, Agnes Dubois (c1930-1995, wife of Lucien “Ken” Landry), Denise Dubois (1935-1995, wife of Germain Maguet), Leo Debois (?-?), and Germaine Dubois (?-?, wife of Robert “Bob” Harding). He died in the Ste. Anne Hospital on 27 February 1971 and was buried in the Ste. Anne Roman Catholic Cemetery.


Birth, marriage, and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada censuses, Automated Genealogy.

Obituary [Emile Dubois], Winnipeg Tribune, 21 August 1941, page 20.

“New plan to administer ten rural districts,” Winnipeg Tribune, 22 December 1944, page 3.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 2 March 1971, page 24.

St. Boniface estate file #10657, Adonai Antonin Dubois, Archives of Manitoba.

Obituary [Agnes Landry], Winnipeg Free Press, 31 May 1995, page C5.

Obituary [Denise Dubois], Winnipeg Free Press, 30 June 1995, page C6.

Obituary [Yvonne Dubois], Winnipeg Free Press, 20 October 2001, page C12.

Obituary [Simone E. Duguay], Winnipeg Free Press, 21 September 2016, page D6.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 9 August 2019

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