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Memorable Manitobans: Bernadette Perron Ducharme (1897-1982)

Educator.

Born in Manitoba on 26 August 1897, daughter of Helen Lessard (1851-1940) and Pierre Perron (1841-1921), she graduated from Normal School and worked at Vermette School (1930-1932; Principal 1931-1932), Grosse Isle School (1944-1945), and Baie St. Paul West School (?-?). She later married William Ducharme (c1912-1974) and lived in Churchill before retiring to Ste. Anne. She died at Villa Youville in Ste. Anne on 20 November 1982 and was buried in Ste. Anne Roman Catholic Cemetery.

Sources:

1901 & 1911 Canada censuses, Automated Genealogy.

1916 Canada census, Library and Archives Canada.

Death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Ste. Anne Roman Catholic Cemetery burial transcriptions, FindAGrave.

[Photo caption, Mrs. Pierre Perron], Winnipeg Free Press, 2 October 1935, page 2.

Obituary [Mrs. Helen Perron], Winnipeg Tribune, 30 September 1940, page 3.

“Ste. Anne [Mr. Edmond Perron],” Steinbach Carillon, 26 December 1952, page 29.

Obituary [Eugene Perron], Winnipeg Tribune, 10 December 1959, page 46.

Obituary [Alexandre Perrom], Winnipeg Free Press, 27 March 1970, page 37.

Obituary [William Ducharme], Winnipeg Free Press, 25 April 1974, page 33.

Obituary [William Ducharme], Winnipeg Free Press, 26 April 1974, page 18.

St. Boniface estate file #11493, William Ducharme, Archives of Manitoba.

St. Boniface estate file #14786, Bernadette Ducharme, Archives of Manitoba.

“School division meeting [... resignation of William Ducharme ...],” Swan Valley Star & Times, 21 February 1974, page 12.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 22 November 1982, page 45.

Obituary, Steinbach Carillon, 24 November 1982, page 41.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 1 August 2019

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