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Order of Canada

Betty Jane Wylie, C.M., M.A., D.Litt.

Full Name Honour Received Residence
Betty Jane Wylie, C.M., M.A., D.Litt. C.M. MacTier
Honour Appointment Investiture
Member of the Order of Canada October 30, 2003 October 30, 2004
Her career as a writer has been diverse and enduring. A prolific playwright, Betty Jane Wylie has also written poetry, children's stories and non-fiction books on numerous topics. As well, she created several radio plays and had a daily column syndicated on radio stations across the country. After her husband's death, she penned the bestselling Beginnings: A Book for Widows, which has comforted countless people and launched her speaking career on the topic of widowhood. She has also given of her time to professional associations, serving as chair of the Writers' Union of Canada and in senior positions with the Playwrights Union of Canada.
Updated: 2018-03-26
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