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Memorable Manitobans: Gustave Jean (1872-?)

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Born at Plessisville, Quebec on 10 April 1872, son of Francois Jean and Victorine Letourneau, the family moved to St. Boniface, Manitoba in 1882. He attended St. Boniface College and graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1892. He joined the Jesuit Order at Montreal later that year, studied for the priesthood for 11 years and spent a year at Canterbury, England to complete his theological studies. He spent six years at Loyola College at Montreal as teacher and prefect of discipline and, in 1911, was appointed prefect of studies at St. Boniface College. In March 1912, he succeeded Father Carriere as Rector of the college, the first graduate of the college to hold that position. In April 1913 he became the first Rector of a new commercial and classical college at Sudbury, Ontario.

Sources:

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 December 2012

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