Council passed a resolution of condolence to telegraph to the Lady Macdonald, window of Sir John A. Macdonald, Prime Minister of Canada, then “adjourned until Monday next out of respect to the memory” of Macdonald

This transcript was made in 2016 by Transcribimus volunteer Leah Minuk

and sponsored by Arnold Silber

original handwritten minutes here
City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 page 372 only

[volume 4 page 372]

Vancouver June 8th 1891
The Council met on Monday June 8th 1891 at 8 P.M.

Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Carroll, Scoullar, Godfrey, Templeton, Brown and McDowell and DePencier.

After the meeting was called to order the Mayor drew attention to the fact of the death of Sir John A. Macdonald, Premier of Canada and stated that it would be a fitting tribute to his memory if the Council would adjourn after passing a resolution of condolence to Lady Macdonald. The City Clerk then read a telegram which had been sent to Lady Macdonald by his Worship and the reply thereto.

It was then moved by Alderman Godfrey
Seconded by Alderman Templeton
That the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vancouver in Council assembled desire on behalf of the Citizens and themselves to tender to Lady Macdonald and her family their most sincere and heartfelt sympathy in this hour of their deep sorrow and to assure them that the Pacific Coast joins all the other portions of this Dominion in deploring the death of its illustrious statesman and veteran Premier Sir John A. Macdonald, and that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to Lady Macdonald by the City Clerk.

Moved by Alderman Carroll
Seconded by “ Brown
That this Council stand adjourned until Monday next out of respect to the memory of the late Sir John A. Macdonald, Premier of Canada.

D. Oppenheimer

Thos. F. McGuigan
City Clerk

Council meeting adjourned to mark the passing of Sir John A. Macdonald – June 8, 1891
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