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Reverend Albert Lacombe, O.M.I. 1827-1916

The Reverend Albert Lacombe, O.M.I. 1827-1916

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted July, 2006

The Reverend Albert Lacombe, O.M.I. 1827-1916

Photo from Google Street View ©2010 Google - Posted October, 2010

The Reverend Albert Lacombe, O.M.I. 1827-1916

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Plaque Location

The District of Kenora
The City of Kenora
On the grounds of a church at the intersection of
Matheson Street South and 1 Street North

Coordinates: N 49 46.156 W 94 29.257


Plaque Text

Born at St. Sulpice, Quebec, and ordained in 1849, Father Lacombe took up mission work at Fort Edmonton in 1852. The following year he founded Ste. Anne, first of several Oblate missions he established in what is now Alberta. He won the confidence of the region's Indians and, on occasion, averted serious inter-tribal warfare. Father Lacombe ministered to C.P.R. construction crews, 1880-82, from mission headquarters at Rat Portage (Kenora), where he began construction of a church in 1881. He helped restrain the Blackfoot Indians from joining the Northwest rebellion of 1885, and did much to ease the impact of white settlement on the Indians and Métis of the prairies. He died in Calgary, Alberta.

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The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate



Kenora Plaques

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