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Manitoba History No. 89
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Memorable Manitobans: Theophane Bertrand (1844-1921)

Click to enlargeLawyer, municipal official.

Born at Vercheres, Quebec, and graduated from Joliette College, he came to Manitoba from Montreal around 1886. He worked in a government job for a time then became secretary-treasurer of St. Boniface. He later practiced law and served two terms as Mayor of St. Boniface, the first in 1907.

He and wife Alexina Pariseau had nine children: Graziella (b 1875), Alice (b 1878), Annette (b 1881), Zotique (b 1882), Romain (b 1885), Jacques (b 1891), Aime (b 1893), and Armand (b 1898).

A severe stroke in 1914 left him permanently disabled. He died at his St. Boniface home, 472 Des Meurons Street, on 25 August 1921.

Sources:

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Former Mayor of St. Boniface Dies” Newspaper clipping. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B7]

“Ex-Mayor Bertrand of St. Boniface, Dead” Manitoba Free Press, 25 August 1921.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Page revised: 24 January 2010

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