Memorable Manitobans: Jeanne Lemaire Perreault (1918-2008)
Educator, community activist.
She served on the national, provincial, and parish councils of the Catholic Women's League, was a trustee of the Seine River School Division in the mid-1970s, and served on the board for the Fort Garry Library. She was active in the Liberal Party and was made a life member. She was a volunteer with Pregnancy Distress and collected articles for its thrift shop where she also worked as a volunteer.
One of her most enduring accomplishments was the founding of Heritage St. Norbert in collaboration with William H. Loewen and Jim Cameron in 1980. She served as its President until her death. Among the organization's accomplishments that benefitted from her leadership was the retention of the Oblate property for community use under the management of the St. Norbert Foundation. On this property existed:
In recognition of her community service, she received Le Prix Riel (1989) and a Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal (2002). On 6 July 1939, she married Leo C. Perreault (1910-1974) in the RM of Macdonald.
Birth registration [Marie Marguerite Jeanne Lemaire], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Marriage registration [Jeanne Lemaire, Leo Perreault], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Obituary [Leo C. Perreault], Winnipeg Free Press, 3 April 1974, page 44.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
This page was prepared by William H. Loewen and Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 6 August 2022