Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Joseph-Thomas Duhamel

Joseph-Thomas Duhamel (6 November 1841 – 5 June 1909) was a Canadian Roman Catholic priest, the second bishop and later archbishop of Ottawa. He was born in Contrecœur, Lower Canada (now Québec). After studying at the College of Ottawa with the Oblates he was ordained by Bishop Joseph-Bruno Guigues on December 19, 1863.  Pope Pius IX appointed him Bishop of Ottawa on September 1, 1874 and he was consecrated on October 28 that year. Pope Leo XIII raised Ottawa to the status of metropolitan see on June 8, 1886 and Duhamel became archbishop. He died on June 5, 1909 in Casselman, Ontario at the age of 67. More about Joseph-Thomas Duhamel can be found in the Dictionary of Canadian Biography web site. His statue can be found on the grounds of Notre-Dame Cathedral, on the southeast corner of Sussex Drive and Guigues Avenue.



JOSEPH THOMAS
DUHAMEL

1874 - 2ième Evêque - 1886

et 1 ier
1886 Archevêque 1909
D'OTTAWA

(English translation)

JOSEPH THOMAS
DUHAMEL

1874 - second Bishop - 1886

and first
1886 Archbishop 1909
OF OTTAWA