Memorable Manitobans: Godias R. Brunet (c1882-1977)
Educator, school inspector.
Born at Quebec City, Quebec around 1882, he came to Manitoba in 1910 and taught school at Haywood. The following year, he was appointed a Manitoba School Inspector, based at St. Boniface, serving until 1919. He became a professor at Wesley College and taught French at Lord Selkirk School for 30 years, retiring in 1946. He wrote two books: Francais par la Conversation and L’Allouette de Prairie. He also taught penmanship at Success Business College. On 24 June 1912, he married Alice Jutras at Letellier. They had ten children. He was a member of the St. Boniface Historical Society, Mentors Club, Cercle Moliere, and Alliance Francaise. He died at the St. Boniface Hospital on 23 August 1977 and was buried in the St. Boniface Cemetery. A collection of his papers is held at the St. Boniface Historical Society.
Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.
Henderson’s Directory for Winnipeg, Peel Bibliography, University of Alberta.
“Brunet couple mark 60 years,” Winnipeg Free Press, 6 July 1972, page 25.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 25 August 1977, page 36.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 28 February 2015
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