Tupper, Charles

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Date of Birth 1821-07-02 Place of birth: Amherst, Nova Scotia

Date of Death1915-10-30 Place of death: Bexleyheath, England

Cause of death: Heart failure

Sir Charles Tupper. 6th Prime Minister of Canada,
Canadian Prime Minister and Premier of Nova Scotia, Father of Confederation

Sir Charles Tupper Canadian Prime Minister and Premier of Nova Scotia, Father of Confederation

Interment Information

On October 30, 1915, in Bexleyheath, Tupper died of heart failure. He was the last of the original Fathers of Confederation to die, and had lived the longest life of any Canadian prime minister, at 94 years, four months. His body was returned to Canada on board the HMS Blenheim (the same vessel that had carried the body of Tupper’s colleague, Sir John Thompson to Halifax when Thompson died in England in 1894) and he was buried in St. John’s Cemetery, Halifax in Halifax following a state funeral with a mile-long procession.

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I learned my love of “spirit walking” from my Mother, Barbara Ann Scott. My Mum was an avid genealogist who spent many days in cemeteries in Ontario, Quebec and Scotland. I joined my Mother on many of these research visits and found that I was really moved by some of the inscriptions, the dates and trends. I realized that much could be learned about the local history of an area by examining the cemeteries. I have continued to be inspired to visit cemeteries in communities even if I don’t know anyone who is interred there. I have stumbled upon former Canadian Prime Ministers, artists and athletes. I have also discovered many small communities and vanished villages near and far from home. This web site is about acknowledging the many great Canadians who shaped the Canada I know.

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