Muriel Kent Roy is confirmed dead at the age of 98.
Muriel was best known as a Canadian demographer.
Muriel Kent Roy
Born1921
Died2 June 2020(2020-06-02) (aged 98–99)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
NationalityCanadian
OccupationDemographer
Muriel Kent Roy (1921 – 2 June 2020) was a Canadian demographer.
Biography
Muriel Kent Roy was born in 1921 in Moncton. She studied at the Université de Montréal, then at the Sorbonne. She taught sociology and demography at the Université de Moncton and headed tehe Center d'études acadiennes Anselme-Chiasson. She played an important role in preserving Acadian heritage and helped with the restoration of the Monument Lefebvre in Memramcook. Roy co-chaired the Special Commission of Inquiry on the Kouchibouguac National Park alongside Gérard La Forest, starting in 1981. This commission eventually led to the foundation of the Kouchibouguac National Park. She directed several commissions, advisory boards, and professional associations in New Brunswick, Canada, and abroad. She was made a member of the Ordre des francophones d'Amérique in 1989, and the Order of Canada on 27 October 1993.
Muriel Kent Roy died on 2 June 2020 in Montreal at the age of 98.
Publications
Démographie et démolinguistique en Acadie, 1871-1991, L'Acadie des Maritimes (1993)
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