Sorrow On Loss Of Chataway
December 31, 2004 10:11 AM
Premier John Hamm expressed sorrow on the passing of MLA John
The 57-year-old former provincial cabinet minister died this
morning, Dec. 31, at a Toronto area hospital as a result of
complications from a stroke suffered earlier this week.
Mr. Chataway taught for 29 years prior to his election as MLA for
Chester-St. Margaret's in 1999. He also served 14 years as a
municipal councillor and was active in many volunteer
organizations. His extensive work for the Chester Heritage
Society garnered provincial recognition. He served terms as
minister of human resources, environment and labour from 1999 to
2001. Re-elected in 2003, Mr. Chataway served as a member of the
legislature's public accounts, law amendments and veterans
"John Chataway was truly a man for all seasons - longtime
educator, heritage enthusiast and dedicated public servant," said
Premier Hamm. "Whether it was championing the preservation of Oak
Island or helping a charity raise money as a volunteer
auctioneer, John's talents will be missed by many.
"On behalf of all Nova Scotians, Genesta and I would like to
extend our deepest condolences to John's family and friends,
particularly his brothers Rick and Chuck and his sister Joan."
FOR BROADCAST USE:
Premier John Hamm says John Chataway was a man for all
The 57-year-old MLA and former provincial cabinet minister
died earlier this morning (December 31st) from complications of a
stroke suffered earlier this week.
The premier says Mr. Chataway showed many talents through
his work as an educator, heritage enthusiast and public servant.
Contact: Hugh Fraser
djl December 31, 2004 10:10 A.M.