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Memorable Manitobans: Marie-Joseph-Eugène-Alphonse Gasté (1830-1919)

Missionary priest.

Born in Andouillé, France, he was ordained a priest in 1855 and came to British North America in 1860 to join the Oblates in Rupert’s Land. He spent 40 years as a missionary at St. Pierre, near the Hudson's Bay Company fur-trading post of Lac-du-Brochet House on Reindeer Lake. He opened schools and spread his mission widely in the region. He ended his career as superior of the Oblates at Prince Albert. He returned to France in 1908.

More information:

Marie-Joseph-Eugène-Alphonse Gasté, Dictionary of Canadian Biography XIV, 392-93.

Sources:

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by J. M. Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

Page revised: 10 March 2008

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