Praise Quote: Wilfred Grenfell

“Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of men, but from doing something worthwhile.” – Wilfred Grenfell

Wilfred Grenfell

About Author: Sir Wilfred Thomason Grenfell, KCMG (28 February 1865 – 9 October 1940) was a medical missionary to Newfoundland, Labrador, and Author. He was born at Parkgate, Neston, Wirral, England, the son of Rev. Algernon Sidney Grenfell, headmaster of Mostyn House School, and Jane Georgiana Hutchison.He married Anne Elizabeth Caldwell Mac Clanahan (died 1938) of Chicago, Illinois, in 1909. They had three children and retired to Vermont after his work in Newfoundland. Grenfell is honoured with a feast day on the liturgical calendar of the Episcopal Church (USA) on October 9. A unique figure, Grenfell served to inspire at least two characters in Canadian literature: Dr. Luke in Norman Duncan’s Doctor Luke of the Labrador (1904) and Dr. Tocsin in White Eskimo by Harold Horwood (1972). Books by Grenfell include: A Labrador Doctor, Labrador Days, Tales of the Labrador, The Adventure of Life, Adrift on an Ice-Pan, What the Bible, Means to Me, What Christ Means to Me, What the Church Means to Me, Yourself and Your Body (Scribner’s, New York, 1928, written at the time when he said his two sons had just reached the age of ten million Whys? and Hows?), “Down North on the Labrador”


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