Biography of Brunet, R. Godias, 1881-1971

Born in Québec City in 1881, Godias Brunet moved with his family to Montreal where he attended a commercial college and later completed his classical studies and obtained a teaching certificate. In 1908, he set out for the West and settled in Haywood, Manitoba, where he began a teaching career. He was a school inspector for French schools from 1912-1916 and then for public schools (1916-19). Brunet taught French at the University of Winnipeg (1919-20), and then at a secondary school in Selkirk (1921-47) where he also taught calligraphy. He then taught languages and calligraphy at Success Business College in Winnipeg(1947-61). A talented writer, he published a teacher’s manual in 1925 for which he was named Officier de l’Académie française. He also published numerous articles and a book entitled L’Alouette des prairies. Brunet was a member of several organizations including L’Alliance nationale and le Cercle Langevin, and was an honorary member of l’Union nationale métisse St-Joseph du Manitoba. He died in August 197l.

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  1. Public Schools Manitoba, Professional First-Class Teacher's Certificate issued to R. Godias Brunet 11 April 1910
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