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Memorable Manitobans: Leon Jalbert (1903-2000)

Cleric, educator.

Born at Fort Frances, Ontario on 11 February 1903, one of eleven children born to Octave Jalbert and Amanda de Champlain, in August 1922 he joined the Oblates of Mary Immaculate and was ordained to the priesthood at Lebret, Saskatchewan in July 1928. His long career involved teaching and administration at Collège Mathieu (Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan), at Indian Residential Schools at Kenora, Fort Alexander, and Camperville, Lebret (Saskatchewan), Ebb and Flow, Marieval (Saskatchean), Duluth (Minnesota), and Northome (Minnesota). He retired to California in 1970 and returned to Manitoba in 1978 where he resided in St. Boniface. He died at Winnipeg on 15 October 2000.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 17 October 2000, page 36.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 October 2015

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