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Memorable Manitobans: Simeon Joseph Dussault (1878-1946)

Businessman, community activist.

Born at Yamachiche, Quebec on 20 March 1878, one of seven children of David Dussault (1851-1918) and Evelina Gelinas (1850-1912), he came to St. Boniface with his family in 1882 and attended Provencher School, St. Mary’s School, and St. Boniface College. He was Secretary-Treasurer of the Cusson Lumber Company for 42 years, served as a school trustee for over 15 years, and was an active member of L'Association d'Education des Canadien Francaise from 1916 to 1940. On 14 October 1903, he married Delina Couture (1876-1951) at St. Boniface and they had four children: Rev. Simeon Maurice Dussault (1904-1989), Paul Dussault (1907-?), Marie Lucienne Dussault (1910-1972, wife of Antoine Landry), and Rene Dussault (1916-1982). The family lived at 228 Hamel Avenue (1924-1946). He died at the St. Boniface Hospital on 21 August 1946 and was buried in the St. Boniface Cemetery.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Lachance House / White Fathers House (228 Hamel Avenue, Winnipeg)

Sources:

1901 and 1911 Canada censuses, Automated Genealogy.

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

“David Dussault, pioneer of St. Boniface, is dead,” Manitoba Free Press, 29 October 1918, page 10.

1921 Canada census, Ancestry.

“S. J. Dussault dies, aged 68,” Winnipeg Tribune, 22 August 1946, page 2.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 23 August 1946, page 2.

Obituary [Lucienne Landry], Winnipeg Free Press, 19 April 1972, page 37.

Rene Dussault, BillionGraves.

Obituary [Maurice Dussault], Winnipeg Free Press, 23 March 1989, page 55.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 November 2020

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