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Memorable Manitobans: Joseph Honore Octave Lambert (1852-1910)


Born at St. Cuthbert, Canada East [now Quebec] on 30 March 1852, he was educated at Assumption and Joliette Colleges and graduated in Medicine from Victoria College in 1876. He came west in 1883 and settled at St. Boniface, where he practised until his death. He also served as a provincial coroner. He was elected to the St. Boniface School Board in 1888 and was Chairman of the Board (1888-1889). He took a prominent part in the establishment of the St. Boniface Hospital. He died at St. Boniface on 5 May 1910, survived by his wife and three sons, Charles Auguste Lambert (1880-1943), Cuthbert Lambert, and Ralph Lmbert. He is commemorated by Lambert Street in Winnipeg.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Lambert House (154 Dumoulin Street, Winnipeg)


“Dr. Lambert is dead,” Winnipeg Tribune, 6 May 1910, page 11.

Pioneers and Early Citizens of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Manitoba Library Association, 1971.

Page revised: 7 August 2020

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