On the Left: William P. Lewis Courtesy Kent MacDonald.
On the right: William A. Lewis in his workshop on water Street in Cardigan.
There are many examples of Lewis work other than the many tombstones and graveyards across the province - such as, the altar at All Saints in Cardigan, the monument on Brudenell Island erected in 1903, marble mantels in Lewis homes in Cardigan, communion table in use at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian church in Cardigan and a credence table in use at Notre Dame Convent in Charlottetown.
William Paterson Lewis died June 10, 1899. His family who survived him included: Jean, Mrs. Daniel MacDonald, of Vernon Bridge; Grace, Mrs. Reylock of Minnesota; Margaret, Mrs. McLellan of Vancouver; Agnes, Mrs Flynn of Cardigan; Mary Lewis of Boston; James and William A. of Cardigan; and Douglas of North Dakota. His wife and two sons, Thomas and David, preceded him.
Above: business card for Lewis’ Granite and Marble Works which began with William P.Lewis who emigrated from Scotland c. 1850. His sons William and David worked with him until only William A. remains in the business after the death of both his brother and his father. Other people who apprenticed and worked with Bill Lewis were Stephen Livingstone, Alfred Keoughan and Joe MacLellan. There are many samples of the work of this firm on P.E.I.
Some examples of the Lewis' work below:
Above: Marble mantels in William A. Lewis' house, now owned by Ronnie MacDonald.
All of the information on this page was given to us
courtesy of the Cardigan River Heritage Center which is
Located at 4537 Wharf Road Cardigan, P.E.I.