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Joseph-Norbert Provencher
Birth: Feb. 12, 1787
Nicolet
Centre-du-Quebec Region
Quebec, Canada
Death: Jun. 7, 1853
Saint-Boniface
Greater Winnipeg
Manitoba, Canada

First Roman Catholic Bishop in the Canadian West. In 1822, he accepted the post of Bishop for the then-North West Territories. Provencher went to live at Red River, current-day Winnipeg, where he ministered to the Metis and other settlers and established schooling for the local children. Today in Winnipeg, there is a Provencher Bridge, a Provencher Blvd and a school named in honor of him.
 (bio by: JC) 
 
Burial:
Saint Boniface Cathedral Cemetery
Winnipeg
Greater Winnipeg
Manitoba, Canada
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: JC
Record added: Jan 12, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17402754
Joseph-Norbert Provencher
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Joseph-Norbert Provencher
Added by: JC
 
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