Stephen Butler Leacock 1869-1944

This internationally-known author and humorist is buried in the churchyard. Born in Swanmore, Hampshire, England, Leacock came with his family to this township in 1876. Graduating from the University of Toronto in 1891, he taught at Upper Canada College and, in 1901, began lecturing in political science at McGill University, heading that department, 1908-1936. Though Leacock wrote extensively on political science, economics and history, he achieved his greatest distinction as a humorist. Some of his best work, essentially Canadian in character and spirit, may be found in "Literary Lapses", "Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town" and "Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Rich". Leacock's many humorous books, in English and in translation, have won world-wide recognition.


At George's Anglican Church where his grave is located, at York Road 18 (also known as Park Road) and Hedge Road, about 5 km northeast of Sutton

Region: Greater Toronto Area

County/District: Regional Municipality of York

Municipality: Town of Georgina