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Memorable Manitobans: Brunelle Leveille (1908-1972)

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Born in Winnipeg in February 1908, son of Joseph H. N. Leveille (1882-1957) and Nella Brunelle (1884-1942), he received an Arts degree from St. Boniface College and a civil engineering degree from the University of Manitoba. He was publisher of the French-language newspaper La Liberte et Le Patriote. He was controller of Canadian Publishers Limited for 27 years until retirement in 1971 due to ill health. He and wife Helene ? (c1908-1971) had four sons. He served on the St. Boniface School Board (1954-?) and Historic Sites Advisory Board of Manitoba (1961-?), Board of Governors for the University of Manitoba, and was Vice-President of the Francophone School Trustees Association. He died at the St. Boniface General Hospital on 16 August 1972 and was buried in the St. Boniface Cemetery.

Sources:

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Society,” Winnipeg Tribune, 25 August 1933, page 8.

Obituary [Mrs. J. H. N. Leveille], Winnipeg Tribune, 29 December 1942, page 9.

“Publisher named to Historic Sites Advisory Board,” Winnipeg Free Press, 19 September 1961, page 3.

Obituary [Helene Leveille], Winnipeg Free Press, 3 March 1971, page 37.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 17 August 1972, page 31.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 December 2018

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