Henry Begrand

Henry (Jean-Henri) Begrand (August 21, 1895[1] March 8, 1959[2]) was a Belgian-born garage owner and political figure in Saskatchewan. He represented Kinistino from 1952 to 1959 in the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan as a Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) member.

He was born in Halanzy, the son of François Victor-Joseph Begrand and Marie Jungers,[1] and came to St. Louis, Saskatchewan with his family when he was just six months old. The family received Canadian citizenship in 1900 and acquired a homestead in 1908. Begrand served in the Canadian Army during World War I and received training as a mechanic.[2] After returning home, he worked as a mechanic at a garage in Watrous before opening his own garage in Hoey. In 1920, he married Phyllis Papen. Begrand was a dealer for British American Oil and sold agricultural equipment for International Harvester.[1] He served as reeve for the rural municipality of St. Louis from 1937 to 1952 and was also chair of the separate school board. He was an unsuccessful candidate for the Rosthern seat in the provincial assembly in 1944.[2] Begrand died in office of a heart attack in the Wakaw hospital at the age of 63.[1]


  1. 1 2 3 4 Dubé, Albert-O (October 1995). "L'histoire de Jean-Henri Begrand, député CCF pour la circonscription de Kinistino de 1952 à 1959" (in French). Musée Virtuel Francophone de la Saskatchewan. Retrieved 2012-06-23.
  2. 1 2 3 "Henri Begrand" (in French). Musée Virtuel Francophone de la Saskatchewan. Retrieved 2012-06-23.
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