Memorable Manitobans: Hermisdas Benard (c1858-1906)
Born in Quebec, he farmed in the St. Jean district of Quebec until moving to Winnipeg around 1872 where, for the next 20 years, he worked as a butcher. In 1892, he went into the hotel business, purchasing the Hotel du Canada on Lombard Avenue East. Poor health forced him to sell the hotel in 1903. Using the money, he purchased a large home on Edmonton Street where he lived until his death on 3 October 1906.
Uncle of Aime Benard
Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Benard House (454 Edmonton Street), Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee, January 1986.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 17 April 2011
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