Alice Stuart Massey

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Alice Stuart Massey (Parkin)

Birthdate: (71)
Birthplace: Fredericton, York County, New Brunswick, Canada
Death: July 29, 1950 (71)
Port Hope, Northumberland County, Ontario, Canada
Immediate Family:

Daughter of George Robert Parkin and Annie Connell Parkin
Wife of Vincent Massey PC CH CC CD FRSC(hon)
Mother of Lionel Chester Hart Massey and Hart Parkin Vincent Massey, II
Sister of Maude Erskine Grant; Grace D'avray Wimperis; Muriel Thring Parkin; Annie Connell Parkin; Christine Marjorie Randolph Macdonnell and 1 other

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About Alice Stuart Massey

Alice Parkin Massey (1880–1950) was a Canadian philanthropist and the wife of Vincent Massey, who became Governor General of Canada shortly after Alice Massey's death.

Born in Fredericton, New Brunswick, she was the daughter of George and Annie Parkin. She was educated in Canada, England and Switzerland. In 1914, she was appointed head of the women's students hostel at the University of Toronto. She married Vincent Massey the following year.

During Vincent Massey's term as High Commissioner for Canada in the United Kingdom, Alice became involved in organizations to assist Canadian service personnel in England during World War II, including a medical hospice for injured Canadian servicemen, the Canadian Officers' Club and the Beaver Club. Alice Massey also served as a member of the St. John Ambulance Briagde throughout World War II, and would maintain her connection with St. John Ambulance until her death.

Alice and Vincent Massey had two children, Lionel (1916-1965) and Hart (1918-1996). Due to Alice's death, Lionel Massey's wife Lilias served as Chatelaine of Rideau Hall.

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Alice Stuart Massey's Timeline

1879
July 1, 1879
Fredericton, York County, New Brunswick, Canada
1916
1916
Age 36
1918
1918
Age 38
1950
July 29, 1950
Age 71
Port Hope, Northumberland County, Ontario, Canada