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Memorable Manitobans: John Cooke “Jack” Le Neveu (1902-1988)


Born at the English Channel Island of Jersey in April 1902, son of Philip Cooke Le Neveu (1857-1926) and French teacher Florence Mary Le Neveu (1861-1961), his family immigrated to Canada in 1904 and settled in the Stonewall area before moving to the Municipality of St. James in 1911. He attended the Central Normal School and graduated from the University of Manitoba (BA, 1930). His teaching career started in rural Manitoba, including service as the Principal of Springfield School (1927-1929), and a teacher at Transcona School (1929-1931) before joining the Winnipeg School District and working at Ralph Brown School (1931-1935), Mulvey School (1935-1936), Principal Sparling School (1936-1942), King Edward School (1942-1948), Kelvin High School (1948-1957), Luxton School (1957-1959), and Churchill High School (1959-1970). He was actively involved in Winnipeg High School speed skating events and was a member of Fort Garry Kiwanis Club. On 25 December 1945, he married Charlotte Catherine Morgan (c1915-1983). They took up residence at 723 Goulding Street in Winnipeg and had two sons: John Phillip Le Neveu and Dennis Morgan Le Neveu, and later moved to 236 Wildwood Park. He died at the Victoria Hospital on 26 September 1988 and his cremains were interred in the Brookside Cemetery.


Death registrations [Philip Cooke Le Neveu], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

1916 Canada census, Library and Archives Canada.

“‘U’ exam results and honor list made public [Grade IX - Combined Course - Pass List],” Winnipeg Evening Tribune, 28 July 1917, page 7.

“Departmental exam. results [Grade IX - Combined Course - Pass List],” Manitoba Free Press, 28 July 1917, page 24.

“Girl students take honors [First Year Arts],” Winnipeg Evening Tribune, 14 May 1924, page 9.

“Results of Summer School examinations announced by committee in charge [English Literature II (Second Term)],” Manitoba Free Press, 19 August 1928, page 3.

“Conversazione arranged for “U” graduates,” Winnipeg Evening Tribune, 16 May 1930, page 7.

“Wedding vows made Christmas Night,” Winnipeg Tribune / Winnipeg Free Press, , 29 December 1945, page 9.

Obituary [Florence Mary Le Neveu], Winnipeg Free Press, 13 July 1961, page 31.

“LeNeveu - Lewis” Winnipeg Free Press, 13 September 1969, page 31.

“Bolton - LeNeveu,” Winnipeg Free Press, 22 July 1972, page 23.

Obituary [Charlotte Le Neveu], Winnipeg Free Press, 18 April 1983, page 31.

Winnipeg estate file PR83-01-00971, Charlotte Catherine Le Neveu, Archives of Manitoba.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 29 September 1988, page 34.

Winnipeg estate file PR88-01-13299, John Cooke Le Neveu, Archives of Manitoba.

Brookside Cemetery burial transcriptions, City of Winnipeg.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 12 August 2020

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