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Memorable Manitobans: Brunelle Leveille (1908-1972)


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.


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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