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Memorable Manitobans: Cecile Rioux (1909-2003)

Nun, educator.

Born at Bedford on 11 April 1909, daughter of Theophile Rioux and Leontine Cote, she entered the novitiate of the Grey Nuns on 5 August 1927 and made her temporary vows on 15 February 1930. In 1933, she was assigned to teach at St. Norbert and later became a teacher, school director and local superior in Ste-Anne-des-Chenes. From 1956 to 1968, and again from 1971 to 1974, she was the Order’s Provincial Secretary. She spent a few years in Sao Luis, Brazil and, after her return to Manitoba, studied braille and taught English as a second language. She was noted for her love of reading and keen intelligence. She died at Winnipeg on 22 August 2003.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 23 August 2003.

“They will never be forgotten,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2003, pages A6-7.

This page was prepared by Ian Stewart.

Page revised: 9 September 2017

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