Sir Wilfred Grenfell

HSMBC Plaque Location

St. Anthony, Newfoundland


Sir Wilfred Thomason Grenfell Historical Society
P.O. Box 93
St. Anthony, Newfoundland, Canada
A0K 4S0

Date Designated:  1959

Plaque Status:  Plaqued in 1980

Reason for Designation

 Minister and physician, improved living conditions in Newfoundland and Labrador


Other Info

Phone: (709) 454-4010
Fax: (709) 454-4047









Plaque Text




Born in England and trained in medicine, Grenfell gave 50 years of service to the people of northern Newfoundland and Labrador, and became a legend in his own time. He and those he inspired brought medical, spiritual and material aid to seasonal fishermen and coastal inhabitants. A critic of the conditions in which the fishermen lived, he campaigned vigorously to finance numerous humanitarian projects including the hospital here at St. Anthony. In 1912 the International Grenfell Association was founded to manage the diverse programs he had established and this organization continues the work he began.


Né en Angleterre, médecin, Grenfell consacra prés de cinquante ans au bien- être spirituel et matériel des habitants de Terre-Neuve et du Labrador, passant ainsi à la légende de son vivant. Avec de nombreux auxiliaires, il améliora les conditions dans lesquelles vivaient les pêcheurs itinérants et les habitants des Côtes et fit campagne en faveur de nombreux projets humanitaires, dont l'hôpital de St-Anthony. En 1912, on fonda l'International Grenfell Association pour administrer et perpétuer les diverses uvres que Grenfell avait établies.


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