Memorable Manitobans: Sauveur Marcoux (1893-1951)
Farmer, MLA (1937-1940), MLA (1941-1945), MLA (1946-1949), MLA (1950-1953).
Born at Lorette on 2 May 1893, son of Leon Marcoux (1869-1949) and Adeline Ferland (1872-1947), he was educated at Lorette Public School and St. Boniface College.
He was Reeve of the Rural Municipality of Tache from 1934 to 1939. He was first elected to the Manitoba Legislature at the 1936 general election and was re-elected in 1941, 1945, and 1949. He was appointed Minister without Portfolio in John Bracken’s government in September 1936, becoming Minister of Municipal Affairs late in 1948.
On 20 July 1920, he married Eloria Normandeau (1900-1988, daughter of Wilfrid Normandeau of Giroux) and they had seven children, including Blanche Marcoux (1921-2014, wife of Conrad Sicotte), Leonard F. Marcoux (1923-1994), Homer Marcoux, Laurent Guillaume “Larry” Marcoux, and Lucien Marcoux. He was a member of l’Association des Canadiens-Francais du Manitoba, President des Cominissaires d’ecoles Can. Fr. du Manitoba.
He died at St. Boniface on 16 November 1951 and was buried in the Notre Dame de Lorette Cemetery.
Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
The Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1938.
“Manitoba cabinet minister, Hon. S. Marcoux, 58, dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 16 November 1951. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B10]
Obituary [Leonard F. Marcoux], Winnipeg Free Press, 22 August 1994, page 12.
Obituary [Blanche Sicotte], Winnipeg Free Press, 23 January 2015.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
We thank Oliver Bernuetz (Legislative Library of Manitoba) for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 25 March 2022