Date of issue of stamp: October 10, 1996
Designed by: Alain Leduc
The stamp shows a portrait of the author
based on an actual photograph. Engraved over the portrait is the
opening sentence of a major work with a French translation in smaller
2,400,000 copies of the stamp were printed by
Canadian Bank Note Co.
© Canada Post Corporation
Reproduced with permission
(née Jean Margaret Wemyss) Born Neepawa, Manitoba July 18,1926.
Died January 5, 1987. From age seven she wrote stories. Her gift of
writing leaves a permanent mark on contemporary Canadian Literature. Her
first writing job was as a reporter and book reviewer for the Winnipeg
Citizen. She has been able to write with experience of having lived in
England, Ghana, Greece, Crete, Palestine, India, Egypt and Spain but
Canada was always home. She is much beloved and remembered for her works,
her personal warmth, strength and humor which she shared so generously.