Although he's almost exclusively recognized as a prairie author, W.O. Mitchell spent many summers at his family's summer home at Mabel Lake, B.C. where he and his wife Myrna Mitchell shared good times with their children and grandchildren. Mitchell wrote Who Has Seen the Wind (1947) and many other novels and plays. William Ormand Mitchell was born in Weyburn, Saskatchewan on March 13, 1914. He died in Calgary on February 25, 1998. Barbara & Ormond Mitchell have written Mitchell: The Life of W.O. Mitchell, The Years of Fame, 1948-1998 (M&S, 2005).

[photo: W.O. Mitchell at Mabel Lake]

[BCBW 2005] "Famous Visitor"