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Memorable Manitobans: Joseph Edmond Brodeur (1898-1988)

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Joseph Edmond Brodeur
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Businessman, municipal official, MLA (1952-1953), MLA (1954-1957).

Born at St-Hyacinthe, Quebec on 5 July 1898, he was living with an aunt in Manitoba at the time of the 1921 federal census. He ran an insurance agency from 1928 to 1977 and, in 1933, he and his brother Henri established the Brodeur Freres Garage. For 42 years he was Secretary-Treasurer of the Rural Municipality of Ritchot. He was elected to the Manitoba Legislature representing the LaVerendrye constituency at a by-election in January 1952. He was re-elected at the 1953 general election. He did not stand for re-election in 1958.

On 22 July 1931, he married Marie Jeanne Mary Clara Jutras (1902-1968) and they had two sons and three daughters.

He died at Winnipeg on 19 May 1988 and was buried in the St. Adolphe Catholic Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth registration [Marie Jeanne Mary Clara Jutras], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1921 Canada census, Ancestry.

The Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1956.

Obituary [Jeanne Brodeur], Winnipeg Free Press, 26 January 1968, page 28.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 22 May 1988, page 23.

Members of the Legislative Assembly (deceased), Legislative Assembly of Manitoba.

We thank Oliver Bernuetz (Legislative Library of Manitoba) for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 March 2021

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