Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
April 2008

L’Encyclopédie de l’histoire du Québec / The Quebec History Encyclopedia


Émile Ostiguy

President of Montreal Island Boulevard Company and of many other Realty Corporations of Montreal, Canada.


Dr. ÉMILE OSTIGUY, formerly a successful practitioner in medicine, and at present one of the leading real estate operators in Montreal, was born June 23rd, 1866, at Chambly, Quebec. His father, Joseph Ostiguy, was a prosperous merchant, and his mother was Émilie St. Germain, both of French-Canadian descent. Dr. Ostiguy attended Longueuil commercial college for five years, subsequently St. Thérèse and St. Hyacinthe classical colleges for seven years, then took a medical course at Laval University of Montreal, graduating in 1889, with degree of Doctor in Medicine. He then started practice of medicine at Chambly, Que., remaining there for one year, and next went to St. Hyacinthe and practiced (also conducted a drug store) for twenty years, retiring from the profession in 1910, since which time he has devoted his talents to the real estate interests which he has successfully operated in for twelve years; being one of the leading real estate men of Montreal.

He is president of La Compagnie des Boulevards de I'lle de Montreal, president of Montreal Suburban Land Co., Ltd., president Montreal Island Land Co., Limited, president General Realty and Investments, Limited, and many other interests.

Dr. Ostiguy was married October 15th, 1889, to Henriette Bernier, daughter of Hon. M. E. Bernier, Minister of Inland Revenue in Sir Wilfrid Laurier Cabinet, and now vice-president of Canadian Railway Commission.

The children are Paul-Emile Ostiguy, who is associated with his father in business; Bernier Ostiguy, attending St. Laurent College and Germaine Ostiguy, attending Sacred Heart Convent of Montreal.

Dr. Ostiguy is a resident of Montreal, and a member of the Engineers', St. Denis, and Winchester Clubs.

Source: Canadian History Makers. A Volume Containing Accurate and Concise Sketches of Men who have Done Things in The Dominion of Canada Past and Present Together with Photogravures Made from their Latest Photographs, Montreal, Canadian Publication Society, 1913, 159p., p. 105.

© 2008 Claude Bélanger, Marianopolis College