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Memorable Manitobans: Albert Vielfaure (1923-2007)

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Albert Vielfaure
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Farmer, MLA (1963-1966), MLA (1966-1969).

Born at La Broquerie on 6 April 1923, son of Marius Vielfaure (1891-1944) and Marie Louise Balcaen (1900-1978), he farmed near La Broquerie all of his life. He served on the National Farm Products Marketing Council in Ottawa and the Manitoba Hog Board. In 1979, he was named Farmer of the Year in Manitoba. He received the Prix Riel (2001), was inducted in the Manitoba Agriculture Hall of Fame (2002), received the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal (2002), and was awarded the Prix Entrepeneur (2003). He was elected to the Manitoba Legislature for the La Verendrye constituency in 1962 and was re-elected in 1966. He and wife Solange Desrosiers (?-2006) had five children. He died on 12 December 2007.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 15 December 2007.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Oliver Bernuetz (Legislative Library of Manitoba) for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 March 2021

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