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Memorable Manitobans: Joseph Adelard “Jerry” Montsion (1922-2020)

Community activist.

Born at Ste. Rose du Lac on 19 October 1922, one of 18 children of Eugene Montsion (c1876-1968) and Clara Breton (1890-1970), he left home at the age of 18 to seek work in eastern Canada. During the Second World War, he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force. After his military discharge, he returned to Manitoba and worked for 32 with the Manitoba Liquor Commission until retirement in 1984. Active with the Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans (ANAF), he served as Provincial President and Dominion President, representing veterans in ceremonies and conventions around the world. In recognition of his community service, he received the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal (1977) and the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal (2002). He died at Winnipeg on 8 February 2020.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 15 February 2020.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 February 2020

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