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Memorable Manitobans: George Lecoq (1905-2000)

Educator.

Born at St. Alphonse in 1905, son of Alphonse Lecoq (c1878-?) and Honorine Lecoq (c1884-?), he attended St. Urbain School, St. Boniface High School, and Brandon Normal School. He taught 15 years in rural Manitoba, including Principalships of Plum Ridge School (1937-1941) and Grosse Isle School (1941-1943). In 1943, he married Julia Buydens (?-2007) and enlisted with the Royal Canadian Air Force. Following the war, he returned to teaching, and was Principal of Charleswood School (?-1949). In 1949, he quit teaching and joined the postal service, working at the Winnipeg Post Office until retirement in 1970. He was a member of the Belgium Club since 1951. He died at the Tache Centre at Winnipeg on 8 June 2000 and was buried in Green Acres Memorial Gardens.

Sources:

1926 Canada censes, Library and Archives Canada.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 8 June 2000.

Obituary [Julia Lecoq], Winnipeg Free Press, 10 March 2007.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 21 April 2019

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