- [193- and 1937]
Part of Ministry of Agriculture films
The item is a reel of b&w documentary film containing two sections, from the 1930s.
"1. A visit to Premier S.F. Tolmie's farm Cloverdale. Tolmie discussing his garden, inspecting his potatoes, working in the fields, prodding cows into barn for milking. Mrs. Tolmie and he posing several times, individually. Cloverdale consisted of 1300 acres, 400 under cultivation, and Tolmie took great interest in all agricultural pursuits. When he resigned in 1933 after five years as Premier of British Columbia, he dedicated himself to setting up a model farm on his land.
- Simon Fraser Tolmie died at Cloverdale on October 14, 1937; his funeral was held on October 16, 1937 in Victoria with full honours. Scenes include flag at half mast. Coffin being carried down Parliament Buildings' steps and placed in hearse. Empress Hotel. Cars in the procession and the hearse in front of the Parliament Buildings. Entourage driving up Government Street with crowds lining the street. Procession continuing along Quadra Street. Procession on way to Royal Oak Burial Park. Removing the coffin from the hearse at the cemetery." (Colin Browne)