Memorable Manitobans: Theophane Bertrand (1844-1921)
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.
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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