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Memorable Manitobans: Alfred “Fred” Fortier (1939-2002)

Municipal official, educator, administrator.

Born on a farm near St. Leon on 13 November 1939, he attended St. Leon School then the Manitoba Normal School. He taught for one year at St. Laurent School then moved to Somerset to serve as Secretary-Treasurer of the Rural Municipality of Lorne until 1973. He taught and was librarian at Somerset Collegiate, and became active with the Société franco-manitobaine. After moving to Winnipeg, he became Director of the Société historique de Saint-Boniface in 1990 and was instrumental in the building of its Centre du patrimoine, and where he did genealogical research and writing. He served on the board of the Festival du Voyageur. He died of cancer at the St. Boniface Hospital on 27 July 2002 and was buried in the St. Leon Cemetery. He was survived by a wife and three children.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 30 July 2002.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 November 2020

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