MARIE-ROSE TURCOT,
JOURNALIST AND WRITER
 
Born at Laurierville, Quebec, on July 2, 1887, Marie-Rose Turcot studied at the University of Ottawa and moved to the capital to pursue a career as a journalist and writer. She collaborated on the Annales de l’Institut canadien-français d’Ottawa and the Revue moderne and edited the women’s page of Ottawa’s French-language newspaper Le Droit from 1934 to 1950. At the International Council of Women in Washington in May 1925, she was appointed to the French secretariat. A member of the Société des écrivains canadiens-français, the Société d’étude et de conférences, the Canadian Women’s Press Club and the Association of Women Journalists, Marie-Rose Turcot published, among other works, L'Homme du jour (1920), Nicolette Auclair (1930), Un de Jasper (1933) et Au pays des géants et des fées (1937). She died in Orleans on November 27, 1977. On June 25, 2005, the Ontario Heritage Foundation unveiled a plaque in Ottawa commemorating the life and work of Marie-Rose Turcot.