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Memorable Manitobans: Thérèse Champagne (1928-2007)

Nun, educator.

Born at St. Norbert on 18 January 1928, one of 13 children of Dorilla Trudeau and Raphael Champagne, she completed primary and secondary education with the Grey Nuns at St. Norbert. At the age of 20, she entered the Congregation of the Missionary Oblate Sisters whose mandate was to tend the needs of the poor and make bilingual and religious education a priority. She taught for more than 34 years in public, private, and residential schools throughout the prairie provinces. The last years of her service were spent in northern Manitoba ministering to the people in the communities of Thompson, Thicket Portage, and Wabowden. In recognition of her community service, she was inducted into the Order of Manitoba (2004). She died at Winnipeg on 19 February 2007 and was buried in the St. Boniface Cemetery.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 24 February 2007, page 46.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 May 2021

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