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Memorable Manitobans: Fernand Marion (1926-2003)

Cleric, educator.

Born at St. Jean Baptiste on 7 April 1926, he joined the Clerics of Saint Viator and said his vows on 15 August 1948. From 1949 to 1998, he worked in Manitoba towards furthering French culture, as well as serving as Superintendent of the Red River School Division (1968) and a seven-year Professor and three-year Acting Dean with Faculty of Education at St. Boniface College. In recognition of his service to the education of Manitoba's Francophone community, he receive Le Prix Riel (1989). In 1998, he joined the General Council of the Clerics of St. Viator in Rome, Italy where he served as General Treasurer (?-1994) before returning to Canada, where he worked in Quebec as an assistant to the Director of Formation. He died at Centre Champagneur in Joliette, Quebec on 12 January 2003 and was buried in the cemetery of the Congregation at Rigaud, Quebec.

Sources:

“Red River School Division No. 17,” Winnipeg Free Press, 24 May 1968, page 33.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 16 January 2003, page C11.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 6 August 2022

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