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Ermineskin (Hobbema)

 -  1895 -1975

Religious Entity: Catholic

Roman Catholic missionaries established a boarding school just west of Hobbema, in what is now Alberta, in 1894. Ill health and overcrowding were problems in the school’s early years. In 1903, three children died of tuberculosis, while a government survey in the 1920s concluded that fifty per cent of the students at the school were infected with tuberculosis. The federal government assumed complete responsibility for the facility in 1969. The residence closed in the early 1970s, and the educational facilities were transferred to the Ermineskin Band in 1979.

Group of students outside building at Ermineskin Hobbema school
Group of people outside building at Ermineskin Hobbema school
family outside building at Ermineskin Hobbema school


Remembering the Following Students:

NameDate of Death (Year/Month/Day)
Billy ColderNot known
Emilien Morin1900-05-11
Frank Brown1972-12-08
Helen A. Oldpan1949-03-31
Jean-Baptiste Whitebear1937-01-01 – 1937-01-31
John Peter MemekwesiwNot known
Lawrence Pany Ermineskin1938-05-20
Leo Larocque1938-05-01 – 1938-05-31
Leonard PichéNot known
Marie Caroline Cardinal1910-01-01
Mary Lightning1938-01-01
Philomene LaroqueNot known
Stev Wolfe1928-11-01 – 1928-11-31