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Memorable Manitobans: Joseph Isidore Stanley “Joe” Meconse (1941-2019)

Veteran, elder, community activist.

Born on 26 March 1941 as a member of the Sayisi Dene First Nation, he served in the Canadian Armed Forces and was deployed in Germany and as a United Nations peacekeeper in Cyrus. After retiring from the military, in 1971, he worked as a corrections officer at Stony Mountain Penitentiary. He was inducted into the Order of Manitoba (2009) and received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012) for his efforts to improve the lives of Aboriginal veterans and his work on the National Aboriginal Veterans Monument in Ottawa. He died at Winnipeg on 17 February 2019 and was interred in the Brookside Cemetery.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 23 February 2019.

Manitoba elder, Joseph Meconse dies at 77,” CBC News, 17 February 2019.

This page was prepared by Ian Stewart.

Page revised: 24 August 2020

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