June 26, 1903 (9th Parliament, 3rd Session)


Tbe PRIME MINISTER (Rt. Hon. Sir Wilfrid Laurier).

It is my sad duty to inform tbe House of tbe death of one of our colleagues in tbe person of Mr. Donald Far-qubarson, member for West Queen's, P.E.I., I believe that, though Mr. Farquharson was well known on this side of tbe House, be was not so well known on tbe other side, as be entered the House late during tbe present parliament. He was elected to parliament during tbe session of 1902. But, not being in robust health at that time, be never took in parliament tbe position bis undoubted talents would have won for him bad he been in good condition physically. His health did not improve, and to-day I have tbe sad intelligence that be has de-

parted this life. If Mr. Farquharson is not so well known as he would have been under more favourable conditions, everybody is aware that he had attained in his own province a high position, having discharged the duties of several most important situations to the satisfaction of the people he represented. All those who had the privilege of his acquaintance during the short time he was our colleague will agree with me that he won the good will and respect of all. His loss will be felt as the loss of one who, whether in low position or in high position, well discharged his duties as a good citizen and a good Canadian.

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