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Memorable Manitobans: Elzear Joseph Lavoie (1905-1938)


Born in Quebec on 30 March 1905, he left the Rimouski district to move to Manitoba. He attended St. Boniface College, graduated from the University of Manitoba with a BA (Latin Philosophy/French, c1928), and completed Normal School training in 1930. He then taught at Bluff Island School (1930-1931) and was Principal at Richard School (1931-1934) and Tyndall School (1934-1936). He died at Beausejour on 16 February 1938 and was buried in the St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Parish Cemetery.


Death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“St. Boniface notes [Following are additional results at St. Boniface College ...],” Manitoba Free Press, 21 June 1920, page 8.

“University Christmas examination results announced,” Winnipeg Tribune, 1 January 1925, page 2.

“College term ends, names of successful candidates,” Winnipeg Tribune, 20 May 1925, page 10.

“Social and personal [The University social season came to a brilliant close with the convocation dance...],” Manitoba Free Press, 18 May 1928, page 10.

“Normal notes,” Winnipeg Tribune, 10 December 1929, page 2.

“Normal notes,” Manitoba Free Press, 8 February 1930, page 23.

“Clubdom [The Normal School graduates class of 1930],” Winnipeg Free Press, 30 March 1932, page 8.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 15 October 2017

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