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Memorable Manitobans: Rene Picard (1948-2003)

Municipal official.

Born in the RM of Cartier on 5 October 1948 to Marcel Picard and Odila Godin, he grew up on the family farm. In 1967, he started working as a heavy equipment operator and truck driver for Kleysen’s Transport. In 1972, he moved to The Pas and worked as a heavy-duty mechanic. He moved to Winnipeg in 1983 to work in the city’s Equipment and Maintenance Operations Division. He served two terms as Councilor in Ward 6 with the RM of Ste. Anne. He died at Winnipeg on 11 November 2003 and was interred in the St. Eustache Cemetery.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 15 November 2003.

“They will never be forgotten” by Kevin Rollason, Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2003, page A6.

This page was prepared by Ian Stewart.

Page revised: 7 May 2017

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