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Memorable Manitobans: Patricia Pelland “Pat” Turenne (1943-2013)

Translator, community activist.

Born at Regina, Saskatchewan in 1943, she attended St. Boniface College then taught for a few years at St. Joseph’s Academy where she met her future husband, Roger Turenne. They married and subsequently lived in Ottawa, Paris, Kinshasa, and Stockholm. When they returned to Manitoba in 1981, she returned briefly to teaching French before launching a freelance translation business which she operated to her death. She was a regular volunteer at the St. Boniface Historical Society and served as its Treasurer for many years. She served for nine years on the Manitoba Heritage Council and several years on the board of the Manitoba Orchid Society. She died suddenly at Winnipeg on 7 October 2013.

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Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 10 October 2013.

We thank Frances Kasper for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 March 2014

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