Bishop Joseph-Norbert Provencher

Bishop Joseph-Norbert Provencher

Birth
Nicolet, Centre-du-Quebec Region, Quebec, Canada
Death 7 Jun 1853 (aged 66)
Saint-Boniface, Greater Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Burial Winnipeg, Greater Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Memorial ID 17402754 · View Source
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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.

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  • Originally Created by: JC
  • Added: 12 Jan 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 17402754
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bishop Joseph-Norbert Provencher (12 Feb 1787–7 Jun 1853), Find a Grave Memorial no. 17402754, citing Saint Boniface Cathedral Cemetery, Winnipeg, Greater Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada ; Maintained by Find A Grave .