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Pauline Vanier

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Pauline Vanier, PC, CC (March 28, 1898 - March 23, 1991), born Pauline Archer in Montreal, married Georges Vanier on September 29 1921. He would become one of Canada's first professional diplomats, Canada's first ambassador to France and Canada's first Canadian-born French-speaking Governor General of Canada from 1959 until his death in March 1967. With her extensive diplomatic experience, she filled the role of vice-regal consort with as much distinction as her husband filled his. Madame Vanier was the first non-political woman to be appointed to the Queen's Privy Council for Canada. She was sworn in on April 11 1967 as a sign of honour from Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson. In July that same year she was made one of the first Companions of the Order of Canada for her humanitarian work. She was appointed the Chancellor of the University of Ottawa in 1966.The couple had five children. Her son Jean founded L'Arche. Both Madame Vanier and her husband Georges have been nominated for beatification in the Roman Catholic Church because of their piety and love for humanity.