Laurence, Margaret

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Born July 18, 1926 Died January 5, 1987

Margaret Laurence was a Governor General Award winning novelist for A Jest of God (1966) and The Diviners (1974).  Her novel Stone Angel (1964) is also widely read in schools across Canada.
She is interred in the Neepawa Cemetery, Neepawa Manitoba.

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I learned my love of “spirit walking” from my Mother, Barbara Ann Scott. My Mum was an avid genealogist who spent many days in cemeteries in Ontario, Quebec and Scotland. I joined my Mother on many of these research visits and found that I was really moved by some of the inscriptions, the dates and trends. I realized that much could be learned about the local history of an area by examining the cemeteries. I have continued to be inspired to visit cemeteries in communities even if I don’t know anyone who is interred there. I have stumbled upon former Canadian Prime Ministers, artists and athletes. I have also discovered many small communities and vanished villages near and far from home. This web site is about acknowledging the many great Canadians who shaped the Canada I know.

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