Memorable Manitobans: Maurice Napoleon Prud’homme (1909-1995)
Municipal official, musician.
Born at Winnipeg on 12 January 1909, he attended l’Ecole du Sacre-Coeur where he took piano and organ lessons. In 1931, he graduated from St. Boniface College. He was Clerk of the City of St. Boniface from 1947 to his retirement in 1974.
A keen musician, he was a member of the St. Boniface Men’s Choir, was an assistant to Marius Benoist, and was organist at St. Anne’s Church in St. James, St. Mary’s Cathedral in Winnipeg, and St. Boniface Cathedral from 1943 to 1969. He was an accompanist to such celebrities as Louise Roy-Morin, Rolande Garnier, and Peter Van Gynkel. He was a member of the Winnipeg Musicians’ Association and the St. Boniface Historical Society. In 1977, he was given a Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal.
He died at Winnipeg on 11 March 1995 and was buried in St. Boniface Cemetery.
His articles for the Manitoba Historical Society:
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 14 March 1995, page 27.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 22 December 2012
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