Artist(s): J.M Compton,

W.O. (Bill) Mitchell

Completed: 1994

W.O. (Bill) Mitchell is one of Canada’s best-loved writers. His works include such Canadian classics as Who Has Seen the Wind and Jake and the Kid. Bill, his wife Merna, and their family lived in High River from 1944 to 1968 (except for three years when he was fiction editor at Macleans). Bill taught English, Social Studies and Drama at High River High School. Stories of Bill’s exploits in High River abound and he is fondly remembered by many locals. In later years, he and Merna lived mainly in Calgary, but they chose the High River Cemetery as
their final resting place.

Artist: J.M Compton, 1994

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Location: 121 1 St SW, High River, AB T1V 1P7 Get Directions