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Memorable Manitobans: Louis Pealapra (1880-1944)

Cleric, collector.

Born at Annonay, France on 3 January 1880, over thirty years of service in the priesthood, Pealapra was the superior of Oblate houses in St. Boniface, St. Laurent and Lebret, Saskatchewan. In 1936, he was appointed as Almoner of the Missionary Oblate Sisters. He was also well-known as a stamp collector, the stamps being resold for missionary purposes. He died at St. Boniface, Manitoba in February 1944.

Sources:

This profile was prepared by Kris Keen.

The Winnipeg Evening Tribune, 22 February 1944, page 11.

Page revised: 11 October 2008

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