Desmarais Residential School (St. Martin’s)

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Primary Name(s): Desmarais (St. Martin’s)

Location: Desmarais-Wabasca, AB

Religious Entity(ies): Catholic

Operating Dates: 1902 -1973

The Desmarais School opened in what is now Alberta in 1901. The building was replaced in 1930 and again in 1959. Starting in 1962, high school students boarded at the school but attended local day schools. The Northlands School District administered the school (but not the residence) form 1964 on. The federal government took over the operation of the residence in 1969. The residence was closed in 1973, but the Northlands School District continued to rent classrooms in the building and the Bigstone First Nation provided kindergarten classes in the former school.


Remembering the Following Students:

Name
Date of Death (Year/Month/Day)
Alex Crow
1933-07-01 – 1933-07-31
Alice Rabbit
1948-08-06
Eliza Auger
1943-04-16
Gabriel Desjarlais
1901-12-09
Malcolm Auger
1935-01-01
Malcolm Joseph Auger
1946-10-25
Maria Desjarlais
1901-11-22
Marie Gilberte Crow
1946-06-30
Marie Lucie Beaver
1946-12-05
Martha Auger
1947-01-12
Mary Hilda Elizabeth Bigstone
1944-05-20 – 1944-05-26
Mary Rabbit
1948-10-15
Mary Yvonne Beaver
1947-12-01
Paul Loonskin
1944-02-22
Rose Rabbit
1948-09-06
Stanley Gullion
1944-03-01 – 1944-12-31
Anthony Percy Moses
1973-05-26
Mary Manossa
1948-09-05

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