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Memorable Manitobans: Jean Oscar “John” Guiboche (1927-2003)


Born at St. Laurent, Manitoba on 27 December 1927, son of Toussaint and Rosalie Guiboche, he grew up on a farm at St. Laurent. He attended Normal School and obtained three university degrees in pedagogy. For 40 years, he taught school in Ontario, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, spending his last 15 years at Portage la Prairie. He retired in 1990 and became active in promoting awareness of the cultural history of Manitoba, portraying Francophone and Anglophone characters from the past. In 1998, his volunteer efforts were recognized with a Prix Manitoba Award and the D. L. Campbell Award from the Manitoba Heritage Federation. He died at Brandon on 8 November 2003.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 1 March 1998, page 96.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 December 2011

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