Memorable Manitobans: Robert P. Painchaud (1941-1978)
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 MA (1969) and PhD (1976) degrees in History from the University of Ottawa. 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.
“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.
We thank Edmund A. Aunger for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 25 February 2022