Memorable Manitobans: Alfred Jean Charland Prud’homme (1904-1988)
Born at St. Boniface on 17 November 1904, son of Joseph F. Prud’homme and Elmira Charland, he studied at St. Boniface College, graduating with a BA degree in 1926. He then attended the Manitoba Law School and was admitted to the Manitoba Bar in 1930. He then joined the Manitoba civil service, serving 38 years until retirement in 1968. He served as Clerk of the Legislative Assembly through several sessions beginning in 1951, and as Chief Electoral Officer. He was made a Queen’s Counsel in 1957.
He served with various organizations, as trustee of the St. Boniface Cathedral Parish, President of l’Association des Anciens du College de St. Boniface, and was active on the Board of l’Association d’Education des franco-manitobains. He was a member of the Manitoba School Divisions Boundaries Commission (1958-1959) and the Manitoba Electoral Boundaries Commission (1965). An amateur actor, he performed with Le Cercle Moliere and St. Boniface College Alumni. In recognition of his community service, he received a Manitoba Centennial Medal (1970).
He died at his Winnipeg home on 15 September 1988 and was buried in the St. Boniface Cathedral Cemetery.
Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
“10 new Queen’s Counsel named for Manitoba,” Winnipeg Free Press, 1 January 1957, page 1.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 17 September 1988, page 52.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 31 December 2022