Date of issue of stamp: April 18, 1973
Designed by: Raymond Bellemare and
based on a 1865 painting by L. Durgardin owned by the Musée des
Hospitalières de l'Hotel-Dieu de Montréal.
The stamp has a full face view of Jeanne Mance.
24,312,500 Ashton-Potter Ltd.
© Canada Post Corporation
Reproduced with permission
Baptised Langres, France November 12, 1606 Died June 18, 1673. As a young
reader she had enjoyed the Jesuit Relations, published reports of priests
in the new world and thus she became interested in foreign missions,
Jeanne joined the Société Notre-Dame de Montréal. She sailed as the first
lay nurse for New France May 9, 1641 and founded a hospital in
1642. The first hospital in New France, the Hotel-Dieu Hospital of
Montreal was completed by 1645. She would return to France twice ,
in 1645 and 1657 to attain additional financial support for her work