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“Canada’s Poppy Lady: Remembering Lillian Freiman”

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Army Ottawa Officers’ Mess

149 Somerset Street West

Ottawa, Ontario K2P 0H7

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Canadian Army Officers’ Mess
(Former Home of Lillian Freiman, Canada’s “Poppy Lady”)

In 1957, the Freiman family’s Victorian-style mansion, 149 Somerset Street West, Ottawa, became the home of the Canadian Army Officers’ Mess. “The Army Officers’ Mess today carries on the traditions started by Mrs. Lillian Freiman as a place where soldiers are welcomed”, said Lieutenant-Colonel (Retired) Dan Mackay, Army Officers’ Mess Historian.

LCol Mackay was intrigued by the history of the house, especially when he began unravelling the many threads connecting the military, the mansion and Mrs. Freiman’s many and diverse charitable efforts in support of the war effort and returning soldiers. As part of the renovation, LCol Mackay created a commemorative display of her contributions to war veterans and Canadian society on the wall of the hallway leading to the conservatory. “When I researched the history of the house, I couldn’t believe that she was not better known in Ottawa after all she had accomplished,” he said.

We invite you to Come, Mingle and Enjoy a Pleasant Evening with fellow Constitutional Monarchists!

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