first_imgPremier John Hamm expressed sorrow on the passing of MLA JohnChataway. The 57-year-old former provincial cabinet minister died thismorning, Dec. 31, at a Toronto area hospital as a result ofcomplications from a stroke suffered earlier this week. Mr. Chataway taught for 29 years prior to his election as MLA forChester-St. Margaret’s in 1999. He also served 14 years as amunicipal councillor and was active in many volunteerorganizations. His extensive work for the Chester HeritageSociety garnered provincial recognition. He served terms asminister of human resources, environment and labour from 1999 to2001. Re-elected in 2003, Mr. Chataway served as a member of thelegislature’s public accounts, law amendments and veteransaffairs committees. “John Chataway was truly a man for all seasons – longtimeeducator, heritage enthusiast and dedicated public servant,” saidPremier Hamm. “Whether it was championing the preservation of OakIsland or helping a charity raise money as a volunteerauctioneer, John’s talents will be missed by many. “On behalf of all Nova Scotians, Genesta and I would like toextend our deepest condolences to John’s family and friends,particularly his brothers Rick and Chuck and his sister Joan.”last_img

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