Paradis, Engelbert

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Paradis, Engelbert

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  • Joseph Germain Jean-Baptiste Paradis

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20 Feb 1904 - 25 Mar 1993


Joseph Germain Jean-Baptiste Paradis was born in Grondines, Quebec on 20 Feb 1904 to Joseph Odilon Paradis and Adeline Paradis (nee Hardy).
He received the Franciscan habit in Sherbrooke, Quebec, on 17 Aug 1924, taking the religious name Engelbert. He made his solemn profession on 15 Sep 1928. He was ordained to the priesthood on 29 Jun 1931.

Fr. Engelbert held several positions including the following:

  • Teacher at St. Anthony’s College in Edmonton, AB, 1931-1939
  • Superior of St. Francis Friary in Winnipeg, MB, 1939-1942
  • Chaplain for the Canadian Army in Europe during the Second World War, 1942-1946
  • Pastor of Notre Dame du Lac Parish in Lac du Bonnet, MB, 1947-1950
  • Pastor of St. Francis Parish in Edmonton, AB, 1950-1951
  • Chaplain for Canadian Army, 1951-1956
  • Priest at St. Joseph Friary in Victoria, BC, and chaplain for Sisters of St. Ann, 1956-1993

Fr. Engelbert died on 25 Mar 1993 in Victoria, BC. He is buried in Ocean View cemetery


  • Edmonton, Alberta, 1931-1939
  • Winnipeg, Manitoba, 1936-1942
  • Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba, 1947-1950
  • Edmonton, Alberta, 1950-1951
  • Victoria, British Columbia, 1956-1993

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