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Memorable Manitobans: Louis Joseph Collin (1856-1927)


Born at Stanfold, Quebec on 15 March 1856, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Collin, he was educated at St. Boniface, University of Ottawa, Laval University, and Paris, France. He came to Manitoba in 1881, residing in St. Boniface. He served as a St. Boniface city alderman for eight years and a school trustee for eight years. In 1878, he married Marie Emily Talbot (?-?), with whom he had ten children, six surviving, including Louis Dona Collin. Three of his daughters became nuns. In 1922, he married Dina Jadoin (?-?). A devout Roman Catholic, he was a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters, reaching the position of Deputy High Chief Ranger. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus and Union Canadienne. He died at St. Boniface on 18 April 1927.


Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 December 2018

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