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Memorable Manitobans: Théogène Fafard (c1850-1890)

Physician, pharmacist.

Born in Canada East, he studied at the Collège de Montréal and then the Montreal School of Medicine and Surgery, subsequently practising medicine in Montreal. He came to Manitoba in 1878 and quickly became associated with the Hôpital de Saint-Boniface. He was a director of the Manitoba Colonisation Society but was not successful in his political endeavours. In 1880 he became coroner for Manitoba, and he opened a pharmacy in 1882 with his brother Abel. In 1884, he was one of the founders of the Manitoba Medical College, where he was the first Professor of Botany. He married a daughter of N. Germain. They had one daughter. Fafard died at St. Boniface on 3 January 1890.

See also:

Théogène Fafard, Dictionary of Canadian Biography XI, 306-7.


Pioneers and Early Citizens of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Manitoba Library Association, 1971.

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 April 2011

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