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Jeanne Mance
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
Jeanne Mance 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 in Montreal.