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Memorable Manitobans: Laurent Guillaume “Larry” Marcoux (1926-2004)

Lawyer, community activitist.

He was deeply committed throughout his life to community service, with a keen interest in health and education. He was a charter member of the Cancer Foundation of Manitoba; served on the advisory board of the St. Boniface Hospital; served as Chairman of the St. Boniface and Misericordia Schools of Nursing; served for a number of years as a member of the school board for the St. Boniface School Division; and was a Director of the Family Bureau of Winnipeg. He made a significant contribution to the French-speaking community of Manitoba, serving as President of the Association des Commissaires d’écoles françaises du Manitoba, as a Director of both CKSB la radio-française and the Fondation CKSB. He was also a founding member of the Club des hommes d’affaires de langue française du Manitoba. A lawyer and senior partner in the law firm of Marcoux, Bétournay, Labossière, he was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1969 and later appointed by Prime Minister Trudeau to the board of directors of the Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation of Canada. He was also an Honorary Life Member of the Knights of Columbus, Council 3158. In 1954, he married Jacqueline Turenne and they had five children. His cremated remains were interred at Glen Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Sources:

Fédération Québécoise des Sociéties de Généalogie

This page was prepared by Lois Braun.

Page revised: 8 February 2020

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