Educator Profile




Director of the N.B.Provincial Normal School French Preparatory Department: 1879-1883

Director of the N.B. Provincial Normal School French Department: 1883-1920

Mr. Belliveau was born in Belliveau Village near Memramcook in 1851. After studies at St. Thomas Academy, he studied at St. Joseph College in Memramcook.

At age 20 he began teaching in Memramcook in the first Acadian school operating under the School Act of 1871. In 1874 he went to Nova Scotia where he taught for five years in Grosses-Coques and Saulnierville.

On May 1, 1879 he became the temporary director of the French Preparatory Department at the Provincial Normal School in Fredericton and on August 1, 1879 his appointment became permanent. In 1883 an organizational change saw the French Preparatory Department become the French Department with M. Belliveau as its director, a position he held until his retirement in 1920.

Upon retirement his wife and he moved to St. Louis-de-Kent.