She died of cancer, QMI was told after the announcement.
Born in Montreal on March 10, 1944, Mrs. Lachance has a solid and track record, she was also a journalist for “L’Actualité” and editor-in-chief of “Châtelaine” magazine from 1989 to 1994.
Les Éditions Québec Amérique said in a press release that its three-book series “Le roman de Julie Papineau” was one of Quebec’s greatest literary successes, selling hundreds of thousands of copies.
She also wrote the series “Les Filles chutes”, a biography of Brother André as well as several historical books such as “Lady Cartier”, “La Saga des Papineau” and “Rue des Remparts”.
“Putting women at the forefront of my novels is a political and feminist gesture. Women in our history have been very influential, but this fact is largely unknown, as I emphasized in the series “The Great Interviews” with Marie-France Bazou.
Her last, personal novel was published last year. Don’t Wake Up Sad That Sleeps brought her back to her job as a journalist in the ’80s.
In 2017, she was awarded a medal for her contribution to history from the Société Historique de Montréal.
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