June 7th, 1899
A Beautiful Memorial:
A very beautiful sarcophagus has been placed over the grave of the late Sir John S. D. Thompson, at Halifax. It is of Nictaux granite, and highly polished. It rests on a base eight feet seven inches by four feet seven inches and fourteen inches high. The sarcophagus is three feet eight inches from the ground. The top part represents a cross and on the smaller piece is the word "Credo." At the front is the inscription: "The Right Honorable Sir John S. D. Thompson, P. C., K. C. M. G., Q. C., Prime Minister of the Dominion of Canada, who died suddenly at Windsor Castle, Dec. 12, 1894."