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Memorable Manitobans: Josiah Jesse Roy (1849-1931)


Born at Sabrevois, Quebec on 11 May 1849, he spent five years studying at the University of Bohn in Germany; in Montanban, France; and in Paris, France, receiving a BA degree from the University of France. He was ordained dean in the Anglican Church at Sabrevois. In 1878 he became a priest and served at a Montreal church for 10 years before coming to Winnipeg as minister of Old St. George’s Anglican Church, replacing Canon O’Meara. He lectured in French and German for two years at St. John’s College and was also an examiner for the University of Manitoba. He died at his Winnipeg home, 68 Isabel Street, on 19 March 1931 and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery.


Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Rev. J. J. Roy expires at age of 82 years” Manitoba Free Press, 20 March 1931.

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