St. Anthony in Division No. 9 (North Peninsula), Newfoundland and Labrador — The Canadian Atlantic
Sir Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
Born in England and trained in medicine, Grenfell gave 50 years of service to the people of northern Newfoundland and Labrador, and became a legend in his own time. He and those he inspired brought medical, spiritual and material aid to seasonal fishermen and coastal inhabitants. A critic of the conditions in which the fishermen lived, he campaigned vigorously to finance numerous humanitarian projects including the hospital here at St. Anthony. In 1912 the International Grenfell Association was founded to manage the diverse programs he had established and this organization continues the work he began.
Né en Angleterre, médecin, Grenfell consacra près de cinquante ans au bien- être spirituel et matériel des habitants de Terre-Neuve et du Labrador, passant ainsi à la légende de son vivant. Avec de nombreux auxiliaires, il améliora les conditions dans lesquelles vivaient les pêcheurs itinérants et les habitants des Côtes et fit campagne en faveur de nombreux projets humanitaires, dont l'hôpital de St-Anthony. En 1912, on fonda l'International Grenfell Association pour administrer et perpétuer les diverses oeuvres que Grenfell avait établies.
Erected by Historic Sites and Monument Board of Canada/Commission de lieux et monuments historique
Location. 51° 21.743′ N, 55° 35.158′ W. Marker is in St. Anthony, Newfoundland and Labrador, in Division No. 9 (North Peninsula). Marker is on West Street just from Hospital Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 West Street, St. Anthony, Newfoundland and Labrador A0K 4S0, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Anthony (approx. 2.2 kilometers away); Fox Point Lightouse (approx. 2.2 kilometers away).
More about this marker. This marker is located near the entrance to the Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital.
Also see . . . Sir Wilfred Thomason Grenfell - Dictionary of Canadian Biography. Sir Wilfred Grenfell's idealism and energy brought to the west and north coasts of Newfoundland, as well as to the south coast of Labrador, modern medical institutions and industrial and educational centres that raised the standard of living in those regions. Having carried them through the period of commission government, the Grenfell Mission was absorbed by the province following confederation in 1949. Meanwhile, the International Grenfell Association perpetuated itself (Submitted on December 11, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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