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Memorable Manitobans: May Laurentia Philomene Guichon (1887-1972)


Born at St. Boniface on 29 August 1887, daughter of Emma Lavoie (c1860-1897) and David Guichon (c1855-?), she became a Sister of the Grey Nuns. Her career in education included working at St. Vital School as both teacher (1908-1911 & 1915-1917) and Principal (1915-1917). By the early 1930s, she was charge of school classes held at the St. Boniface Sanatorium for children admitted to that facililty. She died at the Grey Nuns Provincial House, 151 Rue Despin, in Winnipeg on 26 February 1972 and was buried in St. Boniface Cemetery.


Birth [Mai Laurentia Philomene Guichon & Marie Anne Adelia Guichon] and death [Emma Guichon] registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1891 & 1916 Canada censuses, Library and Archives Canada.

“St. Boniface Sanitorium children stage concert,” Winnipeg Tribune, 22 June 1933, page 9.

“Des at Ile Des Chenes, was Postmaster for 50 years,” Steinbach Carillon, 27 September 1963, page 26.

Obituary, [David J. Guichon], Winnipeg Free Press, 9 September 1963, page 26.

Obituary, [Alexander Joseph Guichon], Winnipeg Tribune, 25 March 1964, page 50.

Obituary, [Marie-Anne Girard], Winnipeg Free Press, 28 August 1968, page 48.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 28 February 1972, page 29.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 2 March 1972, page 31.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 28 September 2021

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