Verna Lane has traced her French Canadian ancestry (via father J.P. Côté) back to 1578 Canadian Settlers from Montpellier, France. She is directly related to Madonna as 7th cousins, Hillary Clinton as 9th cousins and Céline Dion as 10th cousins. Through this same lineage (bloodline) she is also related to these other powerful women; Angelina Jolie, Alanis Morrisette, Camilla - Duchess of Cornwall (and wife of England’s Prince Charles), Beyoncé Knowles, Shania Twain, and Avril Lavigne. All of these dynamic women are descendants of Zacharie Cloutier and Xainte Dupont.
This might explain why Verna is such a trailblazer... she comes from a hardy stock of pioneering women who thrive on innovation and re-writing the rules!!