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Memorable Manitobans: Alfred Robert “Fred” Pelissier (c1915-1999)

Educator, cleric.

Born in Saskatchewan around 1915, son of Timothee Pelissier (c1883-1943) and Marie Anna Comeault (?-1949), he grew up in St. Boniface and graduated from St. Boniface College with a BA (1938, Latin Philosophy). By 1943, he resided at Boissevain. He taught in Manitoba and was Principal of Binscarth School (1944-1946) before moving to Dryden, Ontario in the late 1940s. He later returned to Winnipeg and taught at Edmund Partridge Junior High School (1960-1961). He was also an active member and Deacon of St. Theresa’s Church. He and his wife, Helen Kathleen Fraser (1925-2009) had one daughter and three sons. He died on 25 June 1999 and was buried in Glen Eden Memorial Gardens.


1921 Canada census, Ancestry.

Marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“University [Bachelor of Arts],” Winnipeg Free Press, 18 May 1938, page 7.

“President Smith of “U” is visitor at St. Boniface,” Winnipeg Free Press, 21 November 1934, page 4.

Obituary [Timothee Pelissier], Winnipeg Free Press, 21 December 1943, page 2.

Obituary [Mrs. Timothee Pelissier], Winnipeg Free Press, 21 September 1949, page 26.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 27 June 1999, page C7.

Obituary [Helen Kathleen Pelissier], Winnipeg Free Press, 7 December 2009.

Winnipeg estate file, PR10-01-84507, Helen K. Pelissier, Archives of Manitoba.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 1 December 2017

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