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Tom Thomson, Canadian painter, member of the Group of Seven, b.1877, died mysteriously at Canoe Lake, Algonquin Park, Ontario 1917

Below is the inscription on the memorial at the north end of Canoe Lake, at which I have paused many times while on canoe trips:

TO THE MEMORY OF
TOM THOMSON
ARTIST, WOODSMAN AND GUIDE
WHO WAS DROWNED IN CANOE LAKE
JULY 8TH, 1917
HE LIVED HUMBLY BUT PASSIONATELY WITH THE WILD
IT MADE HIM BROTHER
TO ALL UNTAMED THINGS OF NATURE
IT DREW HIM APART AND REVEALED
ITSELF WONDERFULLY TO HIM
IT SENT HIM OUT FROM THE WOODS
ONLY TO SHOW THESE REVELATIONS
THROUGH HIS ART AND IT TOOK
HIM TO ITSELF AT LAST.

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