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Memorable Manitobans: Mastai Gervais (1862-?)

Physician, pharmacist.

Born at Berthier, Quebec in 1862, he was educated at Joliette College and Victoria College (Montreal), and received a medical degree from Cobourg University. He practiced medicine at Menominee, Michigan for a short time before moving to Manitoba and working as a physician at St. Norbert and St. Pierre. He served as medical officer for the municipalities of Hanover and DeSalaberry, and a provincial coroner. He later moved to St. Boniface, operated a retail drugstore in Winnipeg, and lived at 396 College Street. He was married to Cymodoree Michaud (?-?) and they had five children. In 1907, he ran for a seat in the Manitoba Legislature but was defeated by Albert Prefontaine.

Sources:

“Liberal candidate in Carillon,” Manitoba Free Press, 30 January 1907, page 2.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

Obituary [Joseph Marquis Valmore Gervais], Winnipeg Free Press, 11 December 1989, page 26.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 September 2018

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