Speid-Motyer, Janet, 1919-2012

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Speid-Motyer, Janet, 1919-2012

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Janet Marian Speid-Motyer was born on 19 January 1919 in Lennoxville, Quebec to Arthur and Helen (nee Sievwright) Speid. Janet attended Bishop's University where she studied business, philosophy, and history, obtaining a BA in 1939. She was also actively involved at Bishop's, working on committees, playing on sports teams, and acting in major roles in theatre productions. She worked for the naval attaché of the Australian Embassy in Washington, D.C, during WWII. After the war, she travelled extensively and worked in Bermuda. She returned to Lennoxville where she worked as secretary to the principal at Bishop's University. Janet was also an accomplished artist and was commissioned to do portraits on many occassions. Janet married Arthur Motyer in 1955 and they had two children; Dr. Michael Motyer and Gillian Allan (Motyer). Janet died on 14 July 2012.


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