Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 143 years

Memorable Manitobans: Cecille San Cartier Lanthier Paterson (1923-2017)

Make-up artist.

Born at Port Arthur [now Thunder Bay], Ontario on 28 September 1923, daughter of Marie and Peter San Cartier, she lived for a time at St. John's, Newfoundland where she married John Paterson. She studied for a time at the Ontario College of Art at Toronto. She later studied with make-up notables such as Eddy Sanz in New York and Perc Westmore in Hollywood with whom she honed her skills as a television make-up artist and specialized in the use of prosthetics in TV make-up. This led to a long career at CBC, starting in its inaugural year in 1954. She was head make-up artist at CBC Winnipeg until her retirement in 1985. She was inducted into the CBC Wall of Fame at the CBC building in Winnipeg on 15 June 2012. She died at Winnipeg on 1 December 2017.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 30 December 2017.

This page was prepared by Melanie Geraghty.

Page revised: 27 March 2021

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society. We acknowledge that the collection contains both reputable and disreputable people. All are worth remembering as a lesson to future generations.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z

Send corrections and additions to this page
to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban | Firsts | Acknowledgements

Help us keep
history alive!

MHS YouTube Channel

Back to top of page

For queries on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations

© 1998-2022 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.