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Order of Canada
Judith A. Lawrence, C.M.
Hornby Island, British Columbia [Canada]
Member of the Order of Canada
Awarded on October 18, 2001; Invested on August 31, 2002
She is the talented puppeteer who created and performed the roles of "Casey and Finnegan" on CBC's award-winning series "Mr. Dressup". Co-star of this long-running and much-loved television program, she had a strong voice in all the editorial and scripting decisions. Her own sensitive view of life and children was reflected in her endearing characters. Also an outspoken and courageous activist for women and children's rights, world peace and the environment, she continues to address issues of concern to Canadians.