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Memorable Manitobans: Roland Gerard Couture (1910-1993)

Community activist.

He was a founding member and managing director of French radio station CKSB for 25 years. He was active in the College Universitaire de St-Boniface, Universities Grants Commission, Tache Nursing Centre, St. Boniface General Hospital Research Foundation, Fondation Radio St. Boniface and Francofonds, The Catholic Foundation of Manitoba, Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature, Manitoba Centennial Corporation, and others. His contributions were recognized with several awards, including Knighthood in the Order of St. Gregory, an honorary doctorate from the University of Manitoba, the Order of Canada, and the Caritas Award. He died at St. Boniface on 1 December 1993 and was buried in the St. Boniface Cemetery.


“These Manitobans will help plan centennial,” Winnipeg Free Press, 13 September 1963, page 9.

“Notice of application to the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba,” Winnipeg Tribune, 6 February 1965, page 72.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 4 December 1993.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 May 2020

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