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Memorable Manitobans: Robert P. Painchaud (1941-1978)

Educator, historian.

Born at St. Boniface on 4 December 1941, son of J. Antoine “Tony” Painchaud (c1913-1987) and Claire Dugal (1911-1978), he was educated at the Collège de Saint-Boniface, United College, and the University of Manitoba before receiving a PhD in History from the University of Ottawa in 1976. A member of the History Department at the University of Winnipeg, he was killed in a plane crash near St. John’s, Newfoundland on 23 June 1978, while travelling as a member of the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.

See also:

Dictionnaire des artistes et des auteurs francophones de l’Ouest canadien by Gamila Morcos, Presses Université Laval, 1998, p. 243-244.


“City man killed in crash,” Winnipeg Free Press, 24 June 1978, page 1.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 27 June 1978, page 66.

Obituary [Claire Painchaud], Winnipeg Free Press, 26 December 1978, page 49.

Obituary [Antoine Painchaud], Winnipeg Free Press, 27 February 1987, page 51.

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

We thank Edmund A. Aunger for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 October 2018

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