Victoria Daily Times

30 June 1955 page 1




Died Today


Agent-General in London, England for British Columbia until retirement in 1930, Frederick Arthur Pauline died here today aged 93.  He was at one time Saanich MLA, Speaker of the House, City Alderman and Board of Trade President.  Funeral will be Saturday.  (See story page 19)


30 June 1955, page 19


Former BC Agent-General dies at 93


Former Agent-General for BC in London, Saanich Liberal MLA, Board of Trade President and former city Alderman, Frederick A Pauline died in Royal Jubilee Hospital today aged 93.


He had been living in retirement here at his home, 940 Foul Bay Road.


Funeral service, at which many provincial and civic dignitaries are expected to attend, will be held Saturday at 3 pm from Hayward’s Funeral Chapel, Archdeacon AE de L Nunns officiating.  Cremation at Royal Oak will follow.


Born at Henley-on-Thames in 1861, he was educated there and at St Mary’s College, London.  He came to British Columbia in 1884 and started his career here as a newspaper reporter, then set up a partnership in a wholesale dry goods store.  He did so well he retired in 1911.


He was President of the Victoria Board of Trade 1907-08, an alderman the same year.  He was elected Liberal member for Saanich in 1916, re-elected in 1920 and in 1922 was elected speaker.




Mr. Pauline was defeated in 1924 and early the following year was sent to London as Agent-General, a position he held until retiring in 1930.  He was given a lifetime pension of $4200 a year by a grateful government.


During the First World War Mr. Pauline was one of three commissioners appointed to inquire into conduct of the provincial election among troops overseas in 1916.  Following the war he served as chairman of the Canadian Patriotic Fund.


His wife Charlotte predeceased him in 1952 and a son Frederick Charles in 1948.