|Birth: ||Feb. 12, 1787|
|Death: ||Jun. 7, 1853|
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)
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Saint Boniface Cathedral Cemetery
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Originally Created by: JC
Record added: Jan 12, 2007
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