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Memorable Manitobans: Catherine Farmer [Sister du Sacre-Coeur-je-Jesus] (1916-2012)

Nun, educator.

Born at Knowlton, Quebec on 15 December 1916, she earned BA and MEd degrees, served 74 years with the Order of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Saint-Hyacinthe (SJSH), and adopted the religious name of Sister du Sacre-Coeur-je-Jesus. She moved West in 1939 and established a convent at Vassar, after which she taught at Richer School and Lorette School, the latter where she was also Principal (1948-1966). In Manitoba, she played a role in the 1951 formation of a local Parent Teacher Association, founded the Anna Maria Club, and was a member of the Close Retreats of Catholic Action and Orientation. She retired from classroom duties to become Mother Assistant Superior (1966-?) at the General Council of the SJSH. She died on 6 September 2012.


“Lorette Principal leaves after 19 years in area,” Steinbach Carillon News, 1 September 1966, page 1.

“Lorette Principal,” Steinbach Carillon News, 1 September 1966, page 5.

“Condolences,” Steinbach Carillon News, 27 September 2012, page 11B.

Events [Deceased S Catherine Farmer], The Sisters of Saint Joseph of Saint-Hyacinthe.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 12 July 2018

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