Jeanne St. Laurent
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Jeanne St. Laurent
with her husband on their wedding in 1908
|Spouse of the Prime Minister of Canada|
November 15, 1948 – June 21, 1957
title last held by Isabel Meighen
|Succeeded by||Olive Diefenbaker|
October 22, 1886
Beauceville, Quebec, Canada
|Died||November 14, 1966 (aged 80)|
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
|Resting place||Saint Thomas d'Aquin Cemetery, Compton, Quebec, Canada|
Louis St. Laurent
(m. 1908; her death 1966)
Renault was born in Beauceville, Quebec. Her parents were Pierre-Ferdinand Renault (1853–1912) and Amanda Montminy (1853–1922). Pierre-Ferdinand Renault was a Beauceville businessman (originally from Ste-Claire-de-Dorchester) and changed his family name from Renaud.
Renault met Louis St. Laurent at a party in Quebec City in 1906 while he was working as a lawyer, and they married in 1908. They had five children together, two sons and three daughters. In 1951, she moved the family permanently to Ottawa, after Louis purchased an official prime-ministerial residence at 24 Sussex Drive. She would tour with her husband, but she refused to fly and never became reconciled to living in Ottawa.
- "Last rites Wednesday for former PM's wife". Saskatoon Star-Phoenix (65th year, No. 25). 15 November 1966. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
- Schlee, Gary (May 19, 2010). "St. Laurent marries Jeanne Renault". Canadian Prime Ministers.
- "Biography – ST-LAURENT, LOUIS-STEPHEN – Volume XX (1971-1980) – Dictionary of Canadian Biography". Retrieved 2016-10-31.
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