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Memorable Manitobans: Irene Gabrielle Potvin O’Sullivan (1909-?)


Born at Winnipeg on 3 January 1909, daughter of Joseph Potvin (1871-?) and Virginia Lundeau (1871-1949), she grew up at Makinak. Her teaching career included service at Bardal School (1928-1929), Greenridge School (1931-1933, Principal), North Springfield School (1935, Principal), and Swan River School (1936-1939). On 4 November 1949, she married Emmett Q. O’Sullivan of Salt Lake City, Utah at St. Gertrude’s Catholic Church in Stockton, California. The couple then moved to California and established residence at Sacramento. Still residing there in 1963, her later whereabouts are unknown.


Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Q. O’Sullivan [...],” Winnipeg Free Press, 29 November 1949, page 11.

Obituary [Mrs. Joseph Potvin], Winnipeg Free Press, 30 July 1949, page 6.

Obituary [Mrs. Joseph Potvin], Winnipeg Free Press, 2 August 1949, page 24.

Obituary [Miss Marie Potvin], Winnipeg Free Press, 11 May 1963, page 36.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 19 November 2017

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