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Patricia Blondal (née Jenkins) was born in Souris, Manitoba on December 12, 1926. At the age of seven she moved to Winnipeg with her family, where she would later study literature and poetry at United College at the University of Manitoba in the mid 1940s. On July 4, 1946, she married Harold Blondal who worked variously as a doctor, engineer and eventually as a cancer researcher. Following the completion of her degree, Blondal worked as a broadcaster for the CBC in Winnipeg. Before settling in Montreal in the fifties she traveled throughout Canada and England, where she lived for one year. In Montreal she resided with her husband and their two children, Stephanie and John, writing short stories, two posthumously published novels and the manuscript for an unpublished mystery novel. While writing, she worked in public relations and as a reporter and cigar clerk. Blondal died of cancer in November, 1959 at the age of 32.