Sir Sandford Fleming died in Halifax at his daughter’s home. Born in Scotland in 1827, he came to Canada in 1845 with his family. He was Canada’s foremost railway construction engineer for most of the Intercolonial Railway and the Canadian Pacific Railway, as well as an inventor and scientist who developed the model for international standard time. He was a founding member of the Royal Society of Canada, the Royal Canadian Institute and designed Canada’s first official postage stamp — the Three-Pence Beaver. Fleming maintained a home in Halifax (having moved there in 1864 to oversee the building of the Intercolonial Railway to Nova Scotia). He first resided at 2549–2553 Brunswick Street and later on the Northwest Arm at Blenheim Cottage, where he retired. Before his death, he deeded 38 hectares of his cottage land to the city in 1908 — known as the Sir Sandford Fleming Park (or more popularly called Dingle Park). He was buried in the Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa. (Also see George Munro Grant, December 22, 1835.). (Photo: Sandford Fleming (in tallest hat, near centre of photo) at the ceremony when the “Last Spike” was driven on the Canadian Pacific Railway, at Craigellachie, BC, November 7, 1885. Library and Archives Canada).