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Memorable Manitobans: John Boulette (1904-2001)

Lumberman.

Born at Manigotogan, Manitoba in 1904, son of Louis and Mary Jane Boulette, he worked as a logger at Manigotogan, Fisher Branch and Birch Point, providing timber to the Winnipeg firm of Brown and Rutherford. In the 1930s he became one of the first fire rangers appointed by the Manitoba government. He also worked in uranium mines at Eldorado and helped to build the Gunnar and Bissett mine headframes and later supplied lumber to the mines.

In 1951, he moved to Norway House, Manitoba where died on 26 April 2001. He was buried in the North End Cemetery.

His articles for the Manitoba Historical Society:

Northern Manitoba Place Names
Manitoba Pageant, January 1957

Lake Winnipeg Place Names
Manitoba Pageant, Volume 3, Number 1, September 1957

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 28 April 2001, page 55.

Page revised: 21 February 2009

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