Born: Lavonnaise, (Switzerland, July 17, 1823.
Took the habit: N.-D. de l’Osier, September 14, 1847.
Vows: Vico, November 1, 1852 (No.238).
Left in Canada about 1862.
Alexis Losey was born in Lavonnaise, Switzerland, on July 17, 1823. He entered the novitiate at Notre-Dame de l’Osier, as a coadjutor Brother, on September 14, 1847. He took vows, for a five-year period, on January 4, 1850 and final vows in Vico on November 1, 1852. He had been admitted to final vows in a meeting of the general council on the preceding October 5, with the following note: “based on a letter received from Father Rolleri, superior of Vico, the council discussed the question of admitting Brother Losey Alexis to perpetual vows. He had been admitted to second vows in 1850. Because of the very favourable information provided by Father Rolleri about this Brother, he was admitted unanimously.”
According to a letter from J.J. Duffy to Father Boisramé in 1862, Brother was, by that time, in Montreal together with Brother Michael Ryan. There is a note added after his name in the Personnel register of 1862, which says: “left in 1862 in a state of complete madness, in Canada.” Father Gaston Carrière does not mention him in his Dictionnaire biographique des Oblats de M.I. au Canada.
Yvon Beaudoin, o.m.i.