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Biography of Lizotte, J. Oscar, 1865-1932

Born on l’île d’Orléans, Québec in 1865, J. Oscar Lizotte studied at the Séminaire de Québec and in Montreal , and served as a priest in the United States for some time before returning to his homeland. He was a chaplain in the 41st Regiment during the First World War. Twice decorated, he returned to Canada and offered his services to the Archbishop of St-Boniface, Arthur Béliveau. He was assigned to the parish of Keewatin, then part of the St. Boniface Archdiocese, where he remained for several years. Forced to leave his parochial duties due to ill health, he returned to St. Boniface and served as Chaplain at the newly-opened St. Vital Sanatorium. He died in St. Boniface in 1932. Based on information from La Société historique de Saint-Boniface

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  1. Reverend Father Lizotte, chaplain in the Canadian armies in the World War 1914-18
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