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Memorable Manitobans: Henry Joseph Grenon (1881-1981)


Born at St. Jean Baptiste on 27 January 1881, son of Pierre and Adeline Grenon, he spent 55 years as a teacher in Canada and the United States, including service as the Principal of Erickson School (1936-1938), Pierson School (1938-1939), Richard School (1939-1945), and Sunnyside School (1947-1948). For many years, he was a teacher at Provencher School in St. Boniface, retiring to British Columbia in 1957. On 10 October 1931, he married Ida Marie Filteau (1896-1971) at Brandon and they had four children. He died at Victoria, British Columbia on 2 October 1981 and was buried there.


Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

Death registration [Ida Marie Grenon], British Columbia Vital Statistics.

Obituary [Ida Grenon], Winnipeg Free Press, 7 April 1971, page 27.

Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 10 October 1981, page 47.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 May 2017

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