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Memorable Manitobans: Joseph Ulric Legault (1927-1998)

Farmer, municipal official.

Born on the family farm near Elie on 16 February 1927, he was first elected to public office in 1948. He served as a school board trustee until 1976 and school board chairman until 1989. He also served as a councillor for the Rural Municipality of Cartier from 1964 to 1977, and from 1979 to 1989. He succeeded E. V. Fossay as Reeve of the RM, serving from 1989 until his retirement in 1998. He served on the boards of the Straw Producers Co-op of Manitoba, La Federation des Caisses Populaires du Manitoba, Central Plains Inc., and the Cartier Regional Water Co-op. He was a member of the Parish Council of the Blessed Sacrament Church of Elie, White Horse Plains Knights of Columbus Council No. 8566, Cartier Manor, and Cartier Senior Citizens Support Committee. He died at Winnipeg on 6 December 1998 and was buried in Blessed Sacrament Parish Cemetery at Elie.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Joseph Legault Memorial Heritage Park (Elie, RM of Cartier)

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 8 December 1998, page G8.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 June 2017

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