Historic Sites of Manitoba: Joseph Legault Memorial Heritage Park (Elie, RM of Cartier)

The Joseph Legault Memorial Heritage Park, at Elie in the Rural Municipality of Cartier, commemorates Joseph Ulric Legault. It was opened on 30 September 2000, on land donated by Gerry & Valerie Carignan, and Orval & Lorraine Legault, with efforts of the RM of Cartier, Local Urban District of Elie, and the Elie Chamber of Commerce.

Plaques in the park describe Legault’s public service as well as that of Earl Vincent “Bud” Fossay. A restored 1923 Hi-way Patrol grader formerly used by the municipality is displayed in memory of councilor Lenard Henry Lofto (1935-2012).

Joseph Legault memorial monument

Joseph Legault memorial monument (April 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Restored grader in Legault Park

Restored grader in Legault Park (June 2021)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.90098, W97.75831
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Elie War Memorial (Elie, RM of Cartier)


Obituary [Lenard Henry Lofto], Winnipeg Free Press, 21 February 2012.

We thank George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 December 2022

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