Memorable Manitobans: Mastai Gervais (1862-?)
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.
“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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