The wife of the Prime Minister of Canada was Miss Zoe Lafontaine, of Montreal, before her marriage in 1868. She comes of an old French Canadian family, and, like her husband, is beloved by all who know her. No one has worked more ardently to develop the cottage and farm life of the great North-west than Lady Laurier, and for this reason all Canadians are grateful to her. Moreover, she has done much to encourage art in Canada, and her home in Ottawa contains many pictures and sculptures by Canadians. Artists and literary people are always welcome at her house, and many there are who feel that they owe all to the encouragement they have received from the Premier and his gracious wife. Fond of flowers, birds, and music, and absolutely devoted to her husband, Lady Laurier's home-life would seem to be indeed an ideal one.
Lady Laurier E. Mills