Memorable Manitobans: Guy Marcel Savoie (1934-2023)
Businessman, municipal official.
Born at Rainy River, Ontario on 31 May 1934, son of Louis Savoie (1898-1971) and Simone Sicotte (1904-1987), brother of Roger Rene Joseph Savoie, his family moved to St. Boniface where he attended Provencher School and St. Boniface College. In 1954, he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and served for eight years in Quebec and Saskatchewan while attaining a two-year law degree.
In 1958, he married Lea Jamault and they had six children. In 1962, the family moved to Brandon where he operated the Thunderbird Bowl until returning to St. Boniface in 1973 where, after receiving a business management certificate from the University of Manitoba, he managed the Club LaVerendrye and Chez Michelle hair dressing salons.
He was a Liberal candidate for Brandon West in the 1973 provincial election and for St. Boniface in the 1981 provincial election, a Winnipeg city councillor (1979-1988), and a Progressive Conservative candidate for St. Boniface in the 1988 provincial election. He was President of the Festival du Voyageur (1977-1979), President of Brigade de la Rivière Rouge (1977-1989), and President of L’Union Nationale Métisse St. Joseph du Manitoba (1999-2001).
Obituary [Louis Savoie], Winnipeg Free Press, 13 September 1971, page 16.
“Opposition lacks support, says Liberal Party head,” Winnipeg Free Press, 9 June 1973, page 8.
“Thunderbird Bowl is sold,” Brandon Sun, 27 June 1973, page 14.
“Savoie edges Farrell in hot Tache election,” Winnipeg Free Press, 21 June 1979, page 3.
“Tories bend rules to attract star candidates,” Winnipeg Free Press, 27 March 1988, page 2.
Obituary [Roger Rene Joseph Savoie], Winnipeg Free Press, 20 August 2009.
Obituary, E. J. Coutu & Company.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 24 September 2023