Laura Borden

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Laura Borden
Laura Borden.jpg
Sir Robert and Lady Borden aboard SS ROYAL GEORGE en route to England, 1912
Born (1861-11-26)November 26, 1861[1]
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Died September 7, 1940(1940-09-07) (aged 78)[2]
Ottawa, Ontario
Known for Wife of Sir Robert Laird Borden

Laura, Lady Borden (née Bond; November 26, 1861 – September 7, 1940) was the wife of Sir Robert Laird Borden, the eighth Prime Minister of Canada.

She was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia to a local hardware merchant and married Borden on September 25, 1889. She served as president of the Local Council of Women of Halifax, until her resignation in 1901.

In recognition of her affability and graciousness, the Progressive Conservative Party presented her with an automobile in recognition for contributing to the Canadian identity.[3]

Childless she died in Ottawa in 1940 and buried next to her husband at Beechwood Cemetery.

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Honorary titles
Preceded by
Zoé Lafontaine, Lady Laurier
Spouse of the Prime Minister of Canada
Succeeded by
Isabel Cox Meighen