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Memorable Manitobans: Narcisse Albert Laurendeau (1882-1945)

Physician, politician.

Born at St. Boniface, Manitoba on 23 September 1882, son of Louis Laurendeau and Augustine Lebourdais, brother of Alma Laurendeau, he was educated at Provencher School, St. Boniface College, University of Manitoba, and Laval University. Graduating in 1909, he practised medicine in St. Boniface starting in 1911, doing post­graduate work in New York from 1918 to 1920.

In August 1913, he married Eva May Brule (?-1944). They had two sons and three daughters: Mrs. R. Dumaine, Therese, Jacqueline, Joseph, and Marcel. He was a member of the Societe St. Jean Baptiste, Union Canadienne, Chevaliers de Colomb, and Artisans Canadian Francais. He was a St. Boniface school trustee for six years and he was a coroner for over 14 years. He was elected Mayor of the City of St. Boniface for the term 1922 to 1923. Roman Catholic. In 1925, he lived at 271 Ritchot Street, St. Boniface.

He died at St. Boniface, Manitoba on 4 September 1945.

Sources:

Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

“Dr. Laurendeau dies in hospital”, Winnipeg Tribune. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B9]

“Dr. Laurendeau, St. Boniface, dies”, Winnipeg Free Press, 5 September 1945, page 4.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 December 2012

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