Henri Posset (Father Henri Posset omi)
Oblate priest. Ordained 19 February 1950. Born in Belgium. Allegations of sexual abuse investigated. Committed suicide.
Picture left: Wrigley
Caption: [Wrigley.] Fr. Henri Posset, OMI and Chief Julien Yendo who signed Treaty 11 in 1921 at Fort Wrigley, Northwest Territories.
Picture Left: Fort Providence
Caption: Fort Providence. Br. [Brother] O. Marchessault, Br. [Brother] L. Gosseling, Father H. Posset, Father J. Denis, Br. [Brother] Y. Charbonneau. Freddy Cazon, Joseph Duntra, Harry Denerou, George Grossetete, Henry Michel, Leonard Hope, Norman Hodgson, Freddy Diamond, Kenneth Hodgson, Nicholas Sibbeston, Charly Hope. September 1952.
22 October 2010: BLOG Call it a day
17 November 2010: BLOG Quiet!
03 January 1993: died. Sources in the North say suicide (archives) http://www.archivescanada.ca/english/search/ItemDisplay.asp?sessionKey=1287786286040_206_191_57_212&l=0&v=0&lvl=1&coll=1&rt=1&itm=220948&rsn=S_WWWsaaTY1MSS&all=1&dt=AW+%22father%22+AND+%22henri%22+AND+%22posset%22&spi
1982-1993: Fort Norman (now Tulita), NWT (archives)
1991, 1985-1986: Fort Norman (CCCD)
1973-1974: address St. Louis Residence, Timmins, Ontario (CCCD)
The address for Residence St. Louis was 515 Cuddihy, C.P. 846, Rouyn, Quebec). This, whatever it was, was an Oblate facility – at one time it seems to have been a classical college. I can not sort out with certainty what it was when Possett was there.
1971-72: Fort Norman, NWT (CCCD)
1956-1981: Fort Simpson, NWT (archives)
“Father Superior” in Lapointe Hall (P) (Lapointe Hall was an Indian Residential School in NWT 1950-1970)
around 1963 or 1964 Posset called a young girl to see him at his office. When she arrived he led her not to his office but into his bedroom and toward the bed. She “elbowed” her way out. (P)
1959, 1967: Fort Simpson (CCCD)
1952-1956: Fort Providence, NWT (archives)
1950: moved to Canada. Spent two years in Hay River NWT learning Slavey (archives) (Slavey is an Athabascan language spoken by Slavey First Nations of Canada in the North West Territories.)
19 February 1950: Ordained (archives)
08 September 1947: Final vows – Missionary Oblates of Mary Immacualte (omi – “Oblates”) (Oblate communciations)
1944: first vows (with the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate) (archives)
05 May 1925: Born in Belgium (archives)