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Memorable Manitobans: Louis Mathez (1934-2010)


Born at Winnipeg on 5 June 1934, son of William and Stella Mathez, he attended St. Paul’s High School. In 1958, after working at a number of jobs, he began working with his father at the cubby-hole Wagon Wheel Lunch restaurant on Hargrave Street. The restaurant became a Winnipeg institution with a loyal clientele. Known as the “Home of the Clubhouse,” in 2007 it was named as having the “Best Clubhouse Sandwich in Canada” by Reader’s Digest magazine. He was a season ticket holder of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Winnipeg Jets. He died at Winnipeg on 7 February 2010.


Long-time Wagon Wheel restaurant owner dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 12 February 2010.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 13 February 2010.

This page was prepared by Ian Stewart.

Page revised: 24 April 2021

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