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Memorable Manitobans: Henri Constant (1878-1970)

Pasta maker.

Born at Marseilles, France in January 1878, he came to Canada in 1903, living first in Quebec before moving to St. Boniface around 1910 where he founded the Excelsior Macaroni Company. He and wife Marguerite Musso (c1881-1951) had four children: Jean Constant (c1904-1985), Madeleine Constant (c1907-1996), Fernand Emile “Fern” Constant (c1909-2001), and Lucien Clement Constant (1912-1993). He died at his St. Boniface home, 254 Rue Dumoulin, on 18 May 1970 and was buried in the St. Boniface Cathedral Cemetery.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Excelsior Macaroni Factory / Constant Macaroni Factory (254 Dumoulin Street, Winnipeg)

Sources:

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Birth registration [Clement Marius Constant], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1921 Canada census, Ancestry.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 19 May 1970, page 28.

Obituary [Jean Constant], Winnipeg Free Press, 28 March 1985, page 53.

Obituary [Lucien Clement Constant], Winnipeg Free Press, 4 July 1993, page 35.

Obituary [Madeleine Constant], Winnipeg Free Press, 28 April 1996, page 84.

Obituary [Fernand Emile Constant], Winnipeg Free Press, 14 November 2001.

We thank Joseph Constant for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 November 2021

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