Fr. Alexis André, 1885
July 6, 1832|
Kergompez, near Guipavas, France
|Died||January 10, 1893
Calgary, Northwest Territories
André was born in Kergompez, France. He was ordained a priest on July 14, 1861 and was immediately sent as a missionary to the Red River Colony and the Dakota Territory. He spent much time in service to people in Manitoba and the North-West Territories (now Saskatchewan and Alberta), especially to the Métis population. He served the first mass in Prince Albert.
In 1887 André was appointed to the Calgary mission. He died in Calgary on January 10, 1893.