Telegraph from William Lyon Mackenzie King to Major George A. Heather, March 29, 1946
Description
Creators
King, William Lyon Mackenzie, Author
Heather, George. A, Major
, Recipient
Media Type
Text
Item Type
Correspondence
Description
Telegraph from William Lyon Mackenzie King to Major George A. Heather, on March 19, 1946. King expresses his sympathy on the loss of his wife. King states that Mrs. Heather was a friend to all members of his family.

Additional words handwritten in black ink on reverse of (page 1) by unknown source
Notes
William Lyon Mackenzie King (1874-1950) was Canada's longest serving Prime Minister with a total of 22 years (1921-1930 and 1935-1948). King was born in Berlin, Ontario (present day Kitchener) on December 17, 1874. He graduated from the University of Toronto and went on to study economics at Harvard and Chicago University. In 1900 King was named Canada's first Deputy Minister of Labour, and became Minister of Labour in 1909. In 1921 King was elected Prime Minster of Canada. King was a member of the Liberal Party of Parliament for over 30 years, 22 of those years were spent as Prime Minister of Canada. William Lyon Mackenzie King died on July 22, 1950 in Kingsmere, Quebec.

Wilhelmie “Minnie” Pattison (1864-1946) was born in Fergus, Ontario on December 15, 1864. She married C. Everett Hoffman in April of 1888, and they settled in Berlin, Ontario (present day Kitchener). After her husband’s death in 1910 Mrs. Hoffman continued to live at 117 Queen Street North, Berlin. She married Major George A. Heather in 1918. Mrs. Heather died in Kitchener, Ontario on March 18, 1946.

Early correspondence with William Lyon Mackenzie King is under the name Mrs. Hoffman; after 1918, she uses the name Mrs. Heather.

Transcribed by Danielle Hughes in 2017.
Date of Original
March 19, 1946
Dimensions
Width: 20.3 cm
Height: 16.5 cm
Subject(s)
Local identifier
S718_2.1.18
Collection
William Lyon Mackenzie King collection
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 45.42094 Longitude: -75.69029
Copyright Statement
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Recommended Citation
William Lyon Mackenzie King collection, Wilfrid Laurier University Archives & Special Collections
Reproduction Notes
S718 Disc 1
Contact
Wilfrid Laurier University Library
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

75 University Avenue West, Waterloo, ON Canada N2L 3C5

Full Text

{EXCLUSIVE CONNECTION WITH WESTERN UNION CABLE SERVICE

CANADIAN NATIONAL

TELEGRAPHS

W.M. ARMSTRONG, GENERAL MANAGER

TORONTO}

807A/20

TELEPHONE 5-5681

Mar 20 1946

R2 NL=FD OTTAWA ONT MAR 19

MAJOR GEORGE HEATHER=

117 QUEEN ST NORTH KITCHENER ONT=

DEEPLY SORRY TO LEARN OF YOUR GREAT BEREAVEMENT STOP PLEASE ACCEPT THE EXPRESSION OF MY VERY SINCERE SYMPATHY STOP MRS HEATHERS PASSING MEANS TO ME THE LOSS OF ONE WHO OVER MANY YEARS WAS A FRI END OF ALL THE MEMBERS 0F OUR FAMI LY=

W L MACKENZIE KING

{FORM 6122}

(verso)

[handwritten] please [?]

G.A. Heather

117 Queen St

Kitchener

There was another [?] Queen Mary [?] from Mr [?] & Mr. Darcey, [?][?][?][?] [end handwritten]

(page two)

{EXCLUSIVE CONNECTION WITH WESTERN UNION CABLE SERVICE

CANADIAN NATIONAL

TELEGRAPHS

W.M.ARMSTRONG, GENERAL MANAGER

TORONTO}

(48)

TELEPHONE 5-5681 1946

R69 43 NL (DUPLICATE)=FD OTTAWA ONT MARCH 19 1946

MAJOR GEORGE HEATHER=

117 QUEEN ST NORTH KITCHENER ONT CARE OF KITCHENER ONT:

=DEEPLY SORRY TO LEARN OF YOUR GREAT BEREAVEMENT STOP PLEASE ACCEPT THE EXPRESSION OF MY VERY SINCERE SYMPATHY STOP MRS HEATHERS PASSING MEANS TO ME THE LOSS OF ONE WHO OVER MANY YEARS WAS A FRIEND OF ALL THE MEMBERS OF OUR FAMILY=

W L MACKENZIE KING.

{FORM 6122}

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Telegraph from William Lyon Mackenzie King to Major George A. Heather, March 29, 1946


Telegraph from William Lyon Mackenzie King to Major George A. Heather, on March 19, 1946. King expresses his sympathy on the loss of his wife. King states that Mrs. Heather was a friend to all members of his family.

Additional words handwritten in black ink on reverse of (page 1) by unknown source