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Memorable Manitobans: Thomas-Ferruce Picard Destroismaisons (1796-1866)


Born in Lower Canada, he was educated at the Séminaire de Quebec and the Collège de Nicolet, and was ordained in 1819. He was selected in 1820 to be a missionary in Red River, but was not very successful. Despite goodwill, he proved incapable of learning Native languages and returned east in 1827, where he had a long if ineffectual career in the priesthood.


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

Page revised: 20 April 2008

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