1894-1992Louise Flach was born in Sweden and grew up on the scenic Baltic coast where she developed an interest in nature. Flach became a Red Cross nurse, serving during the First World War in Denmark, and then with her first husband Greb de Kiriline who died in revolutionary Russia. She immigrated to Canada in 1927, settled near Bonfield, Ontario and was head nurse for the Dionne Quintuplets. In 1935, she retired from nursing to study the flora and fauna - specifically birds - near her log home located at the edge of Pimisi Bay west of here. Her writing included five wildlife books, 17 scientific papers, over 500 reviews and an autobiography. Her papers and research are preserved at Library and Archives Canada and at the Royal Ontario Museum. Louise de Kiriline Lawrence was an early environmentalist and an internationally renowned ornithologist recognized by the American Audubon Society, the Society of Canadian Ornithologists, the American Ornithologists' Union and Laurentian University, and was the first Canadian to receive the John Burroughs Medal in 1969.
|Placed By||Ontario Heritage Trust|
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|Date Added||Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 5:16pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 655737 N 5126252|
|Decimal Degrees||46.27198333, -78.97878333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 46° 16.319', W 78° 58.727'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||46° 16' 19.14" N, 78° 58' 43.62" W|
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