Memorable Manitobans: Jean-Henri Lagasse (1925-1991)
Born at Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan on 21 September 1925, son of Stanislas Lagasse (1885-1950) and Misea Nobert (1886-1953), he moved to Manitoba in 1938. He received a BA degree from St. Boniface College (1947) and an MA degree from Columbia University (1956). He was head of the Canadian Citizenship Branch office (1952-1956), head of the Research Committee for the Manitoba Royal Commission on Indians and Métis (1957-1959), and a consultant on Indigenous and Métis affairs for the Province of Manitoba (1960). He and wife Anne Flavelle Bradshaw (?-?) had two sons and a daughter. He was President of the Manitoba Federation of Home and School Associations (1957-1959). He died at Victoria, British Columbia on 2 August 1991 and was buried with his family in the Notre Dame de Lorette Roman Catholic Cemetery.
His articles for the Manitoba Historical Society:
Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 8 August 1991, page 27.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
We thank Joseph Keeper for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 9 February 2023