One of Wakefield’s most famous residents is former Canadian Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson. Pearson is buried on the top of the hill behind the historic Wakefield Mill in Maclaren’s Cemetery, established in the 1870s as the resting place for Scottish settlers in the area. The view of the Gatineau hills and river are breathtaking and it is easy to see why Pearson chose this beautiful location to spend eternity.
Lester Bowles “Mike” Pearson, was Canada’s 14th Prime Minister serving from April 1963 to April 1968. He was born in Toronto, Ontario in 1897. He died in 1972 and chose Wakefield, Quebec as his final resting grounds. He had spent many years in the area and fell in love with the beauty...Read More