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Memorable Manitobans: Louis Philippe Brunet (c1912-1948)

Cleric, community activist.

Born at Montreal, Quebec around 1912, son of J. O. Brunet, he came to St. Boniface as a child where he attended Provencher School and St. Boniface College. He studied theology for four years at the Grand Seminaire at Montreal and at Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan. Ordained as a priest in 1933, he served at Sioux Lookout (Ontario) and at St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church at Starbuck (1936-1945). He helped to establish the Starbuck Credit Union (1940) and was the founding President of the Manitoba Sugar Beet Producers’ Association (1940-1941). In 1945, he was transferred to a church at Ste. Elizabeth. He was killed in a collision with a train near Whitemouth on 13 October 1948 and was buried in the St. Boniface Cathedral Cemetery.

Sources:

“Three injured at crossings,” Winnipeg Tribune, 13 October 1948, page 1.

“Cathedral funeral set for Saturday for two brothers,” Winnipeg Tribune, 14 October 1948, page 23.

Obituary, Winnipeg Tribune, 15 October 1948, page 22.

Hugging the Meridian: A Manitoba Municipal History, 1881-1981 by Betty Dyck, pages 134, 203.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 May 2018

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