Collection SCA382-GA446 - Sofie Gauthier collection.

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Sofie Gauthier collection.

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4 cm of textual records

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Sofie Andersen was born in Denmark in 1903. Sofie sailed from Copenhagen to Halifax in May of 1928. On May 14, 1928 Sofie married Niels Peter Jensen at St. John's Lutheran Church in Montréal. The couple were granted a divorce on January 17, 1936 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Sofie married Eugene Gauthier on October 23, 1940 at St. Ansgar's Danish Evangelical Lutheran Church in Montréal. Eugene passed away in 1951.
Sofie practiced spiritualism in Montréal and later Kitchener-Waterloo. She was ordained as a Spiritualist minister on June 25, 1967 at the Brantford Spiritual Temple in Brantford, Ontario. Reverend Fred Maynell, President of the National Spiritualist Association of Canada, officiated and conferred the degree of Minister upon Mrs. Gauthier. Sofie passed away in Cambridge, Ontario on February 10, 1996 at the age of 93.

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The Sofie Gauthier collection contains records created and accumulated by Sofie Gauthier relating to Spiritualism. Records include lectures on Spiritualist practices, automatic writing, a newsletter from the National Spiritualist Association of Churches, and an OAHSPE bible.

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Donated in 2019.


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Described by SGL November 2020.
Reviewed by NM November 2020.

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