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Farley Mowat

Mowat in 2010
Born Farley McGill Mowat
(1921-05-12)May 12, 1921
Belleville, Ontario, Canada
Died May 6, 2014(2014-05-06) (aged 92)
Cobourg, Ontario, Canada
Resting place Port Hope, Ontario
Occupation Author, soldier, environmentalist, philanthropist
Language English
Nationality Canadian
Education Biology
Alma mater University of Toronto
Period 1952–2014
Genre Memoir, Young adult fiction, Non-fiction
Subject Environmentalism, Northern Canada
Notable works Never Cry Wolf, People of the Deer, Lost in the Barrens, The Curse of the Viking Grave, The Grey Seas Under
Spouse Frances (Thornhill) Mowat, Claire (Wheeler) Mowat[1]
Children Robert Mowat, David Mowat
Relatives John Mowat, John Bower Mowat, John McDonald Mowat, Angus McGill Mowat, Sir Oliver Mowat, Frank LeGrange Farley
Military career
Nickname(s) Squib, after his father
Allegiance  Canada
Service/branch  Canadian Army
Years of service 1939–1945
Rank Captain
Unit The Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment
Battles/wars World War II: Allied invasion of Italy, Moro River Campaign

1939–1945 Star
Italy Star
France and Germany Star
Defence Medal
Canadian Volunteer Service Medal
War Medal 1939–1945

Relations Angus McGill Mowat

I write every day. I'm always in the process of writing my last book, until the next one.
Farley Mowat
Without a function, we cease to be. So, I will write till I die.
We're under some gross misconception that we're a good species, going somewhere important, and that at the last minute we'll correct our errors and God will smile on us. It's delusion.
Farley Mowat
I write better in Cape Breton… too many people around in Ontario. Down there I meet all sorts of non-human people, but they don't bother me, and I don't feel I have to apologize on behalf of my species quite so often.
Farley Mowat