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Memorable Manitobans: Auguste Marc “Gus” Thorimbert (1923-2013)

Fireman.

Born at Notre Dame de Lourdes on 25 April 1923, the youngest of six children of Auguste and Clarisse Thorimbert, during the Second World War he was a pilot and trainer of Free French fighters with the Royal Canadian Air Force. Returning to Manitoba after his military discharge, he worked as a fireman, eventually becoming Fire Commissioner of Manitoba, in which capacity he was instrumental in establishing the Fire College at Brandon. He was a councillor for the RM of Fort Garry (1962-1967) and was an active member of the Archdiocese of St. Boniface. In recognition of his community service, he received the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal (1977). He died at Winnipeg on 25 October 2013 and was buried in the Green Acres Memorial Gardens.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 28 October 2013.

We thank Frances Kasper for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 November 2013

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