Friday, May 4, 2012

Saturday: Kinley's Memorial Service In Lunenburg

A memorial service will be held this weekend for a former lieutenant governor of Nova Scotia. John James Kinley, a resident of Lunenburg, passed away this week at the age of 86. Kinley was the province's 29th lieutenant governor from 1994 until 2000. In 2002, he was also appointed to the Order of Nova Scotia and awarded the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal, which recognizes outstanding contributions to communities and Canada. Long-time friend and Lunenburg Mayor Laurence Mawhinney says Kinley was one of the town's most distinguished sons.

"We had shared many experiences together in the community and I always found him to be a great friend to talk with and to listen to. He always had wisdom to share which was always beneficial and we have lost a very distinguished son,"

Mawhinney says Kinley was a widely respected and caring man. The memorial service will be held at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Lunenburg on Saturday at 2 o'clock.