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Memorable Manitobans: Paul L’Heureux (1905-1988)

Physician.

Born at Winnipeg in 1905, he was raised and educated in St. Boniface and later, graduated with his MD degree from the University of Manitoba in 1933. He engaged in private practice until 1940 when he was appointed Medical Officer for St. Boniface, also becoming Medical Director of the St. Boniface General Hospital from 1951 to 1971. In 1951, he was elected President of the Manitoba Health Officers Association. He was a member of the Royal Commission on liquor laws in Manitoba in 1954 and also appointed an Associate Professor at the University of Manitoba in 1967. For his work, he received numerous awards, including induction into the Manitoba Order of the Buffalo Hunt. He died at Winnipeg on 27 August 1988.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, Tuesday, 30 August 1988, page 42.

This profile was prepared by Kris Keen.

Page revised: 21 October 2009

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