|Birth: ||Nov. 20, 1841|
|Death: ||Feb. 17, 1919|
Seventh Canadian Prime Minister. Served from 1896 to 1911 as a Liberal from Quebec, Ontario. The first French-Canadian prime minister, he served during a period of great immigration into Canada, especially the west. His 15 years in office stands as the longest unbroken tenure as PM. He established the Royal Canadian Navy in 1910, and was a member of the Legislature of Quebec from 1871 to 1874. He served in the House of Commons from 1874 to 1919, as Minister of Inland Revenue from 1877 to 1878) and as Leader of the Liberal Party from 1887 to 1919). He died in office as MP. His picture is on the Canadian $5 bill.
Zoé Lafontaine Laurier (1842 - 1921)*
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Notre Dame Cemetery
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Record added: Nov 03, 1998
Find A Grave Memorial# 3796
It is easy to forget the work of Canada's forefathers-- let these flowers say-- I do recall your work and love for Canada.|
Added: Feb. 20, 2013
You started the road of Canada sustaining herself as a nation, not as part of the British Empire. Your eleven years in office included the creation of Canada's own army, and attempts to create a navy. Rest in peace Sir Wilfrid.|
Added: Jan. 25, 2013
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