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Memorable Manitobans: Leona Florence Desrochers Painchaud (1938-2014)

Educator, historian.

Born in 1938, daughter of Alexandre Desrochers and Aurea Beaudry, she began teaching at the age of 16. She later studied in France and received an MEd degree from the University of Manitoba. Her teaching career concluded with a term as the Principal of St. Eustache School. A keen amateur historian and genealogist, she researched the history of the Rural Municipality of Cartier and wrote several family history books. She died at the St. Boniface Hospital on 26 August 2014 and was buried in the St. Eustache Parish Cemetery.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 30 August 2014, page B15.

We thank Frances Kasper for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 August 2014

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