Constance Beresford-Howe was born on November 10, 1922, in Montreal, and died on January 20, 2016.
She was a Canadian novelist.
Howe graduated from McGill University with an BA and MA, and from Brown University, where she completed a Ph.D. in 1950.
Constance taught English literature and creative writing at McGill in Montreal and Ryerson University in Toronto until her retirement in 1988.
Miss Beresford-Howe published ten novels between 1946 and 1991.
Her best-known novel, tells the story of a 65-year-old woman who leaves her demanding husband for the freedom to live the way she wants.
It was The Book of Eve, in 1973.
There was a stage version, Eve, by Larry Fineberg, premiered at the Stratford Festival in 1976.
And only two of Beresford-Howe’s novels, A Population of One and The Marriage Bed, were made into films by the CBC.
Constance Beresford-Howe passed at 93 yrs old.