Thistle, Melville William

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Thistle, Melville William

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  • M. W. Thistle; Mel W. Thistle; Mel Thistle

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Melville William Thistle was born in St. Johns Newfoundland on April 22, 1914. He attended North Sydney Elementary and High Schools, Methodist College in St. Johns and graduated with a BSC in Chemistry from Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick. He married Lauretta Jean Finlayson on September 27, 1941. He worked as a biochemist with Canada`s National Research Council for more than 30 years. He was the manager of their public relation office in 1966. He joined the faculty of Carleton University, teaching creative writing for over 10 year. He retired in 1979. Melville Thistle died May 7, 1994 in Ottawa, Ontario.


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