Lawrence Feick Stratford-Perth Archives
Lawrence Feick, mayor
Feick Crescent appeared in about 1960, developed by Stratford builder Guenther Mohrmann. The street was named in honour of Lawrence Feick, the city's mayor in 1953-54.
Residence 629 Ontario St.
An interesting subject is one of Lawrence Feick's six brothers, named Harry Fieck (intentional spelling). He was born in Stratford in 1900 and went West in 1918 to live in Fort Churchill, Man. He went on to the Yukon in 1941 and worked on the construction of the Alaska Highway. For a while he lived in a tent on the main street in Whitehorse and became known as Wigwam Harry. He worked as a truck driver for the United States army and then the Canadian Army. When he was not prospecting for gold, he was digging basements and post holes and foundations. He became a living legend and a genuine Whitehorse character. He died in 1997 and is buried in the Grey Mountain Cemetery in Whitehorse. By Stanford Dingman