Box 08-140a OBITUARY FOR MARY BAKER MCQUESTEN--'SHE LOVED BEAUTY'
Dec 7 1934
Canadian Press Clipping Service
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Date: December 7, 1934
Hamilton Herald, Ontario
SHE LOVED BEAUTY
When beauty is created, its author is entitled to gratitude and so is a person who inspired it.
The late Mrs. M. B. McQuesten, who died this morning, was the inspiration behind many of Hamilton's most treasured beauty spots -- spots that are the basis for a large part of our civic pride.
True, it was her son, Hon. T. B. McQuesten, who played a leading part in bringing whose places of beauty into being. But Mr. McQuesten himself has told of the large part his mother played in molding his tastes, his standards and his plan of life. Not the least of her contributions to him was to give him love for beauty that was large enough to spread out and influence the appearance of a great city.
Mrs. McQuesten was well-loved within her immediate circle of friend. She loved flowers. About her she gathered possessions that were rich in charm and character.
And so even those who did not know her very well have reason for regret at her passing. Large areas of Hamilton are, in the last analysis, a reflection of her love for beauty.