Born in Ottawa in 1904; died in Montreal in 1964.
Studied at la Congrégation Notre-Dame (convent) in Ottawa.
Founding member of a theatre company called “La Rampe” in Ottawa in 1929; also had roles in various plays.
Graduated from the University of Ottawa School of Music and Elocution in 1935.
Worked at the CKCH radio station in Hull; used the pseudonym “Françoise” on her daily radio aimed at a female audience.
Wrote, produced and hosted a children’s program at Société Radio-Canada; went on to have a long career hosting programs, doing interviews and working as an announcer; she also adapted plays for French and English television.
Was hired by the CBC/Radio-Canada in 1938; first bilingual woman to be hired as an announcer.
There is a park named for her in Montréal, Québec.