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Memorable Manitobans: Alfred Lassalle (1855-1952)

Pioneer.

Born on 11 January 1855, he came out west with his parents from Yamouska, Quebec in 1884. The family settled in St. Pierre where his father worked in the general store business. On his father’s death, Lassalle took over the store. He also served the community as postmaster, Reeve of the Rural Municipality of De Salaberry, and school commissioner. Around 1922, he moved to Mission City, British Columbia where he ran a fruit farm for five years. He later returned to Manitoba, settling in Winnipeg.

On 29 May 1888, he married Delphine Sicotte (?-1946) in the Rural Municipality of De Salaberry. They had eight children: Paul, Joseph, Mrs. Antoine Neyron, Mrs Archie Mitchell, Mrs. Norman Clapp, Mrs. Edward Vadeboncoeur, Dianna and Leontine. He enjoyed gardening and playing cards.

On 12 January 1952, he died at his daughter’s home in St. Boniface. He was buried in the cemetery at St. Pierre Roman Catholic Church.

Sources:

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Alfred Lassalle marks 95th birthday,” Winnipeg Free Press, 11 January 1950. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B10, page 130]

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 14 January 1952, page 32.

This page was prepared by Sarah Ramsden.

Page revised: 21 August 2010

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