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Born in Neepawa, Manitoba, Canada
Died in Lakefield, Ontario, Canada  (cancer)
Birth NameMargaret Wemyss

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Margaret Laurence was born on July 18, 1926 in Neepawa, Manitoba, Canada as Margaret Wemyss. She was a writer, known for Rachel, Rachel (1968), To Set Our House in Order (1985) and The Stone Angel (2007). She was married to John F. Laurence. She died on January 5, 1987 in Lakefield, Ontario, Canada.

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John F. Laurence (1947 - 1969) ( 2 children)

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Educated at United College in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
She was awarded the C.C. (Companion of the Order of Canada) on December 17, 1971 for her services to Canadian Literature.
Her best-known works were set in the fictional town of Manawaka, inspired by her hometown of Neepawa, Manitoba, Canada.
In 1949, she moved to England with her husband, and later to British Somaliland, Gold Coast (now Ghana), then to Vancouver. The family moved back to England in 1962, and she settled in Ontario in 1973.

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