Ambroise Didyme Lépine

Ambroise Didyme Lépine

Birth
Saint-Boniface, Greater Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Death 8 Jun 1923 (aged 83)
Saint-Boniface, Greater Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Burial Winnipeg, Greater Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Memorial ID 17403629 · View Source
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Lépine was subsequently Métis leader.

Born in St. Vital, he was the son of a French-Canadian father and a Métisse,
brother of Jean-Baptiste Lépine and Maxime Lépine. From the beginning of the
Red River Rebellion, he was Louis Riel’s military lieutenant and chief
enforcer. He led the armed party that ordered Governor McDougall out of the
settlement in October 1869. He was prominent in the surrenders of the
Schultz party in December 1869 and of the Boulton party in February 1870.
His appearance in 1870 was described by Roderick MacBeth: “a man of
magnificent physique, standing fully six feet three and built in splendid
proportion, straight as an arrow, with hair of raven blackness, large
aquiline nose and eyes of piercing brilliance; a man of prodigious strength,
a skilled roughrider. ...” arrested and tried for the murder of Thomas Scott
in 1874. He was found guilty by a jury, but was granted an amnesty by the
Governor-General of Canada with the provision that he lose his civil rights.
He died at the St. Boniface General Hospital on 8 June 1923. He is
commemorated by Lepine Avenue in Winnipeg and a plaque near the Upper Fort
Garry Gate.

Manitoba Historical Society


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Gravesite Details Riel's lieutenant and member of the provisional Metis government of the 1869-70 Red River Rebellion.

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  • Created by: JC
  • Added: 12 Jan 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 17403629
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ambroise Didyme Lépine (18 Mar 1840–8 Jun 1923), Find a Grave Memorial no. 17403629, citing Saint Boniface Cathedral Cemetery, Winnipeg, Greater Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada ; Maintained by JC (contributor 46812044) .