Jacqueline Shumiatcher


  • Date Of Birth: April 29, 1923
  • Date Of Death: February 1, 2021
  • Spouse: Morris C. Shumiatcher
  • Occupation: Philanthropist, arts patron and art collector

Jacqueline Fanchette Clotilde Clay Shumiatcher, OC SOM (April 29, 1923 – February 1, 2021) was a Canadian philanthropist, arts patron, and art collector. She and her husband Morris C. Shumiatcher began supporting the arts community in Regina, Saskatchewan, shortly after their marriage in 1955, an endeavor which she continued since Morris’ death in 2004. The couple were avid collectors of Inuit art and artwork by local artists. In 2014 she donated 1,310 Inuit sculptures and paintings by the Regina Five, worth an estimated C$3 million, to the University of Regina. She received many honours and awards, including the Saskatchewan Order of Merit in 2001 and the Order of Canada in 2017.

She and her husband, Morris C. Shumiatcher (1917–2004), were childless. They were members of the Beth Jacob synagogue. Morris was also awarded the Order of Canada in 1981 and the Saskatchewan Order of Merit in 1997. Their home in Regina, purchased in 1956 and expanded in 1979, features an extensive art gallery. She died on February 1, 2021 at the age of 97. – Available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License from Wikipedia.