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Manitoba History No. 89
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No. 89

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War Memorials in Manitoba
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Memorable Manitobans: Patricia Jenkins Blondal (1926-1959)

Writer.

Born at Souris, Manitoba in 1926, she moved to Winnipeg with her family in the 1930s and attended the University of Manitoba from 1944 to 1947. One of her classmates was Margaret Laurence. After university, Blondel worked as a broadcaster for the CBC. She later moved to Montreal and began writing professionally in 1955. Her book From Heaven with a Shout was published in 1963 and serialized in Chatelaine magazine. Her most critically acclaimed work, A Candle to Light the Sun, was published posthumously in 1960. She died of cancer in 1959.

Sources:

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by J. M. Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

Page revised: 17 December 2008

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