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Memorable Manitobans: Wilfred Louis Jubinville (1872-1946)

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Wilfred Louis Jubinville
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Born at Fall River, Massachusetts on 22 March 1872, he came to Manitoba with his parents in 1880, setting on a farm southwest of Letellier. He enrolled at St. Boniface College in August 1886, graduating with an Arts degree in May 1891.

His clerical career began in November 1894 when he was ordained to the priesthood following theological studies in the Grand Seminary at Montreal. He was then appointed assistant parish priest at St. Leon where he served until August 1895. Then he was put in charge of 15 country missions as pastor of St. Augustine Church at Brandon. He moved to St. Adolphe in 1898, remaining there until February 1899 when he became pastor of St. Felix parish where he built a church and manse. He served at Somerset from February to December 1911, moving then to Ste. Anne’s until August 1916 when he assumed charge of the St. Boniface Cathedral. He became domestic prelate there in 1917. Following the death of Msgr. Cloutier in 1932, he became vicar general of the archdiocese, a position he held to his retirement.

He died at St. Boniface on 20 November 1946. He is commemorated by Jubinville Bay in Winnipeg.


“Msgr. Wilfred Jubinville dies at 74,” Winnipeg Tribune, 20 November 1946. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B9]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 June 2020

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