to a brief, public graveside ceremony to celebrate the 125th birthday of James McGregor Stewart.
Camp Hill Cemetery
On the circle
The Rev'd Dr. Paul Friesen officiating
Invocation - Dr. Friesen
Reading and Presentation of Proclamation - Speaker Murphy
Reading of Kipling's The Thousandth Man - R. J. MacLennan
Benediction - Dr. Friesen
James McGregor Stewart, 1889-1955, son of a Pictou lawyer, grandson of a Cape Breton minister, had Polio as a child. He was a principal of Stewart, McKelvey, the downtown Halifax law firm. In his time he was Nova Scotia’s premier corporate lawyer, and he wrote the rules for many of our most successful and long-lived companies. He was president of the Canadian Bar between the wars.
He is one of fewer than 500 Canadians to be awarded the Commander of the British Empire for services to the Empire in WW II. His obituary was in the New York Times. Stewart was a collector of writings by Rudyard Kipling and met Kipling at his home in Sussex in 1932
The Society which bears his name, advocates for fair treatment of Nova Scotians with disabilities and was instrumental in the House of Assembly Management Commission's 2013 decision to require constituency offices to be accessible.