Premier Offers Condolences to Family of Terry Donahoe

first_imgPremier John Hamm is offering the province’s condolences to the family of the late Terry Donahoe, who died Tuesday night, Nov. 29, in Halifax. Mr. Donahoe had been battling cancer. He was 61. “Terry Donahoe will be remembered as a statesman and a distinguished advocate for his constituents and for all Nova Scotians,” said Premier Hamm. “I had the good fortune to serve alongside Terry and benefited immeasurably from his experience, his wise counsel, and his wit.” Mr. Donahoe served as an MLA from 1978 to 1997, and as a former cabinet minister he held a number of portfolios, including attorney general, minister of education, chair of the policy board, and chair of the management board. He was also interim leader of the official opposition. “Throughout his time as a member of the legislature, he brought compassion, intelligence, and dignity to politics in Nova Scotia,” said Premier Hamm. “Terry elevated the level and quality of public debate. On behalf of all Nova Scotians, I send deep condolences to his family, particularly his wife Lynne and daughter Moira.” Mr. Donahoe was part of a family of Nova Scotia politicians. His father, Richard, was attorney general and minister of health between 1956 and 1970. His brother, Art, served in the House of Assembly from 1978 to 1991, including a decade as Speaker. The flags at Province House in Halifax and on provincial buildings in Mr. Donahoe’s former constituency have been lowered to half-mast in his memory.last_img

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