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Memorable Manitobans: Albina Marie Bleau (1897-1982)

Educator.

Born at St. Boniface on 13 December 1897, daughter of Marie Agnes Clement (1862-1934) and Joseph Alfred Fereol Bleau, she began a life-long teaching career at Charleswood School (1916-1922; Principal 1918-1922). In 1923, she entered the Novitiate of the Holy Sisters of Jesue Mary in Montreal and, in February 1925, took her vows. She taught school at Duluth (Minnesota) and several convents in Ontario before returning to Manitoba where she was the Principal of Ste. Agathe School (1945-1947) and St. Jean Baptiste Centre School (1948-1949). After formal retirement from teaching, she continued to help at St. Mary’s Academy. She died at St. Joseph’s Academy on 20 August 1982 and was buried in the St. Boniface Cemetery.

Sources:

“News from the suburbs - Charleswood,” Winnipeg Tribune, 22 August 1921, page 9.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 23 August 1982, page 46.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 June 2022

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