Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honour Jim Kinley, a former lieutenant-governor of Nova Scotia, who passed away last week.
The proud native of Lunenburg served as our province's 29th lieutenant-governor, holding the prestigious post from 1994 to 2000.
Mr. Kinley was also a successful engineer who started and ran several businesses, including Lunenburg Industrial Foundry & Engineering Limited, which is now headed by his son.
He served his country as a merchant mariner during the Second World War and went on to become a commander in the naval reserves and head of the Navy League of Canada.
In 2002 Mr. Kinley was appointed to the Order of Nova Scotia and awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal.
I know Mr. Kinley's pride in his community and commitment to his family and country will continue to be an inspiration to his wife, Grace, his four children and nine grandchildren and to all Nova Scotians.