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Memorable Manitobans: Armand Dureault (?-2017)

Lawyer, judge.

He attended St. Boniface College and the Manitoba Law Schoool, then articled in law with Alfred Monnin. Called to the Manitoba Bar in 1953, he practiced as a partner in the firm of Marcoux, Dureault, Betournay and Teffaine, and was made a Queen’s Counsel in 1966. Appointed a provincial court judge in July 1962, he was elevated to the Surrogate Court in March 1974 then to the Court of Queen’s Bench in July 1984. He stepped down in October 1998 and was appointed to the Canada Pension Appeal Board, serving as its President from 1993 until retirement in 1998. He was active in Le Cercle Molière, Children’s Aid Society of Manitoba, and l’Association des Canadiens-Francais du Manitoba. He was one of the founders of the La Vieille Gare restaurant and a long-time member of St. Boniface Golf Club. He died on 16 April 2017.

Sources:

“Name ex-magistrate as Queen’s Counsel,” Steinbach Carillon News, 6 January 1966, page 1.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 19 April 2017.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 September 2021

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