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Memorable Manitobans: Joseph Ernest Jeannotte (1902-1988)

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Joseph Ernest Jeannotte
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MLA (1958-1959), MLA (1959-1962), MLA (1963-1966), MLA (1966-1969).

Born at St. Boniface on 25 December 1902, son of Aime and Delia, he led a varied life, working as a pilot, rancher, fur trader, and storekeeper. Elected in 1958 to the Manitoba Legislature as the Progressive Conservative candidate for the Rupertsland constituency, he was re-elected in 1959, 1962, and 1966. In 1941, he married Annette Burelle (1913-1995) and they had three daughters. He died at Winnipegosis on 16 November 1988 and was buried in the Winnipegosis Roman Catholic Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 17 November 1988, page 41.

Obituary [Annette Jeannotte], Winnipeg Free Press, 3 November 1995, page 36.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Oliver Bernuetz (Legislative Library of Manitoba) for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 March 2021

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