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Manitoba History No. 89
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War Memorials in Manitoba
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Memorable Manitobans: Nicolas Pirotton (1882-1943)

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Nicolas Pirotton
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Sculptor.

Born at Liège, Belgium on 19 February 1882, he immigrated to St. Boniface in 1907. He worked as a stone carver and, in 1917, established his own studio specializing in commemorative and funerary monuments. For a time he was the Foreman and Plant Superintendent with the Western Stone Company. He was responsible for several war memorials around Manitoba. He served on the St. Boniface municipal council (1930-1943) and was President of the Belgian Club (1926-1935). He died at the St. Boniface Hospital on 20 November 1943.

Some of his sculptures in Manitoba included:

Sculpture

Location

Year

Emerson War Memorial

Emerson

1919-1920

MacGregor War Memorial

MacGregor

?

St. Claude War Memorial

St. Claude

?

St-Pierre-Jolys War Memorial

St-Pierre-Jolys

?

Sources:

“Funeral service held for Ald. Pirotton,” Winnipeg Free Press, 23 November 1943, page 2.

Nicolas Pirotton.

We thank Neil Pryce for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Nicola Spasoff and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 July 2017

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