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In 1868, Wilfrid Laurier married Zoé Lafontaine, whom he had met while he studied law in Montreal. Both Wilfrid and Zoé enjoyed music, nature and entertaining . Zoé was an active supporter of charities. On the occasion of their golden anniversary Sir Wilfrid said of Lady Zoé that she was "a help to me , an inspiration and a comfort, a good soldier alike in prosperity and adversity".
Lady Laurier loved music. She was an accomplished pianist who also enjoyed amusing guests with the novelty of this player piano.