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His legacy will live on

Wednesday, May 07, 2014   by: Staff



Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on the death of Farley Mowat

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement after learning that celebrated Canadian author Farley Mowat had passed away:

“On behalf of the entire country, I extend my deepest condolences to the family and friends of Farley Mowat, who passed away recently at the age of 92. 

“Mr. Mowat was a celebrated author, environmentalist, activist and Second World War Veteran, having served throughout Europe.

"One of Canada’s most widely read authors, he was a natural storyteller with a real gift for sharing personal anecdotes in a witty and endearing way. His literary works almost always reflected his deep love of nature and of animals. 

“For his contributions to Canadian arts and culture, he was awarded many honours, including being made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1981, in addition to receiving the Queen’s Golden and Diamond Jubilee Medals.

“Mr. Mowat will be remembered as a passionate Canadian.

"His legacy will live on in the treasure of Canadian literature he leaves behind, which will remain a joy to both new and old fans around the world.”

(Shown is Author Farley Mowat being interviewed on the red carpet at the induction ceremony for Canada's Walk of Fame in 2010)
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anapeg 5/7/2014 9:26:58 PM Report

Spent many an hour lost in his books, started as a kid with never cry wolf and never looked back.
Pakadeva 5/8/2014 1:03:00 AM Report

Me too on that book!
dadal 5/8/2014 6:19:10 AM Report

The man lived a good long life and enriched us all. Will be greatly missed but remembered well with his wonderful words in print.
Auntiej 5/8/2014 6:39:06 AM Report

Thank you for the title, I was trying to remember the title last night. This was a gr.12 requirement for English class.
crashed13 5/8/2014 7:01:55 AM Report

Lost in The Barrens was a great book.
DutchTouch 5/8/2014 7:08:28 AM Report

Farley Mowat was a truly great Canadian.
He lived what he preached and in later years was a thorn in Harper's side.
Saving wildlife and the environment were his passion.
Children who read his books years ago
usually received their first lessons in preservation of our natural resources.
We need more warriors like Farley.
He will be missed my many.
anapeg 5/8/2014 7:16:39 AM Report

Any one looking to have their eyes opened to the second world war should peruse his book 'and no birds sang'. Great read, not gory or dramatic just shows the idiocy of the American propaganda machine coupled with an askance view of the war.
back4more 5/8/2014 8:28:49 AM Report

My favorite book was "The Things She Can Do With Her Tongue"....Fantastic read.
bedpan 5/8/2014 9:10:53 AM Report

My son has been collecting his books for years.. Has some very dated copies! Has been a passion since early childhood.
Tag33&1/3rd 5/8/2014 10:24:44 AM Report

Yep "Never Cry Wolf" - I remember that! Gonna see if I can dig it up- to read again!
westofthesoo 5/8/2014 12:25:31 PM Report

inspired me to learn!!
frnlak 5/8/2014 1:23:51 PM Report


That is one of the reasons the Americans labeled him a communist and put him on the black list.

I liked "The Dog That Wouldn't Be"
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