Modeste Demers

Modeste Demers (HM1DTC)

Location: Victoria, BC V8S 1W3 Capital
Country: Canada
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N 48° 25.15', W 123° 21.8'

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Born near Levis, Demers was trained at the Seminary of Quebec, ordained in 1836 and sent in 1838 as a missionary to the Columbia. His ministry extended from the interior of British Columbia to Oregon. First pastor of St. John's Church of Oregon City, he was appointed in 1846 first Bishop of Vancouver Island with responsibility for New Caledonia and the Queen Charlotte Islands. In the following decades Bishop Demers oversaw the transition of his diocese from the fur trade era to that of a settled colony. By the time of his death in Victoria, the territory in which he had laboured was Canada's sixth province.

N? pr de L?vis (Qu?bec) Modeste Demers fr?quenta le s?minaire de Qu?bec o? il fut ordonn? pr?tre en 1836. Premier missionnaire de la Colombie en 1838, il ?tendit son apostolat depuis la Colombie jusqu'en Or?gon. Premier cure de Saint-Jean (Oregon City), il fut nomm? en 1846 ?v?que du nouveau dioce de l'?le de Vancouver qui incluait alors la Nouvelle Cal?donie et les ?les de la Reine-Charlotte. Mgr Demers fut t?moin de la transformation du territoire de son dioce en une colonie ?tablie. A sa mort, le pays o? il avait oeuvr? pendant trente ans ?tait devenu la sixi?me province canadianne.
Year Placed1977
Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monuments Board of Canada
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Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 10:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10U E 473117 N 5362954
Decimal Degrees48.41916667, -123.36333333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 48° 25.15', W 123° 21.8'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds48° 25' 9.00" N, 123° 21' 48.00" W
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Area Code(s)412
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 835 Humboldt St, Victoria BC V8S 1W3, CA
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