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HONOURABLE ROGER J. TEILLET, P.C. Grand-nephew of Louis Riel and descendant of Marie-Anne Gaboury and Jean-Baptiste Lagimodiere, passed away in Ottawa, ON on Wednesday, May 1, 2002 at the age of 89. He was a Knights of Columbus member, a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force, Navigator on Halifax Bombers during the Second World War. He was shot down during a mission in August 1942 and a prisoner of war in Stalag Luft III until 1945. He was elected member of the Manitoba Legislature Assembly 1953 to 1959, elected member of Federal Parliament 1962 to 1968, appointed Minister of Veterans Affairs 1963 to 1968, Privy Councillor, and named to the Canadian Pension Commission 1968 to 1978. Beloved husband of the late Jeanne Boux; dear son of the late Camille Teillet and the late Sara Riel; dear father of Philippe Martin Teillet (Elaine Louis Meyer) and Richard Etienne Teillet; loving grandfather of Lisa Gabrielle Teillet of Toronto and Sara Kirsten Teillet of Ottawa; dear brother of Marie-France (Teillet) DeJong, Marie (Teillet) Thorimbert, Joseph Teillet, Yolande (Teillet) Shick and Edmond Teillet. Predeceased by sisters, Eleonore (Teillet) Aubertin, Pauline (Teillet) Chabot; and brothers, Louis, Heliodore and Camille Teillet. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held on Friday, June 14 at 2:00 p.m. at lEglise du Precieux-Sang, 200 Kenny St., St. Boniface. Interment will take place at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Highway 1 East at Navin Road, 222-3241.
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on June 12, 2002