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Hi Peter:

Nscumber will not accept attachments. The transcribed obit must be part of the message.

If you send it to me at: <davidwinter@...>, I’ll see that Gerry gets a copy also.


On 17-03-22 1:35 AM, "nscumber" <> wrote:

From: Peter Merchant <peter.merchant@...>
Subject: Obit of Thomson Aubrey Pugsley: ATTENTION:  David Winter and Gerry Mattinson
March 21, 2017 at 10:44:57 PM MDT

I have another document as well called:  Ancestry of David Pugsley A Loyalist Who came to Nova Scotia in 1783 but I haven’t scanned it yet - it’s over 100 pages. You can find it here however:

Peter Merchant (Grandson of TA Pugsley and nephew to Ronald N. Pugsley)
cell 403-815-4321

( Referencing this trail in your group - note comments below):

The obituary for Joseph Newton Pugsley lists a son (Aubrey Pugsley).  I believe Aubrey was:
 -- Thompson Aubrey Pugsley, born 11-Jul-1896 in Five Islands
Do you happen to have the obituary for Thompson Aubrey Pugsley & his wife Mabel?

Ronald Newton Pugsley, Q.C. was a son of Thompson Aubrey Pugsley & Mabel (and he was a grandson of J. Newton Pugsley).  Here is Ronald's obituary and a tribute presented in parliament:

Obituary for Ronald Pugsley from the Dalhousie University web site:
Ronald Pugsley died May 7, 2000 in Halifax after a sudden illness.  He was 66.  Born in Ontario, he earned degrees in Arts, Commerce and Law at Dalhousie.  He started his legal career in Halifax in 1957.  Soon, he developed a reputation as one of the province's outstanding courtroom lawyers.  He was regarded as a "lawyer's lawyer" for his ethical conduct, fairmindedness and knowledge of the law.  Appointed Queen's Counsel in 1973, he was appointed to the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal in 1993.  Throughout his career, he remained loyal to Dalhousie and to its Law School.  He was a co-founder of the law school's Civil Trial Practice program and was an instructor in this program for many years.  Just last year, he received the Law School Alumni Association's Weldon Award for unselfish public service.  Besides excelling in his legal career, he distinguished himself in community service and church work.  He is survived by his wife, Joan, five children
and 10 grandchildren.  The memorial service has already taken place.  For those wishing to remember him, donations may be made to the Ronald N. Pugsley Trial Advocacy Award, c/o Dalhousie University Law School.

Debates of the Senate (Hansard), Tuesday, May 9, 2000

Tribute to The Late Justice Ronald Newton Pugsley, Q.C. by the Hon. Donald H. Oliver:
Honourable senators, Canada has lost a brilliant lawyer, a remarkable judge and an outstanding Canadian.  Mr. Justice Ronald N. Pugsley died suddenly over the weekend at his home in Halifax.  As part of his legacy, he leaves behind a rich and rewarding legal career as one of Canada's best-known trial lawyers and as a judge of the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal.

Mr. Justice Pugsley was born in Toronto, the only son of Thompson and Mabel Pugsley.  He attended Upper Canada College and later received arts, commerce and law degrees from Dalhousie University in Halifax.  He was an exceptional student.

Justice Pugsley's legal career began in 1957, when he practised at Stewart, MacKeen and Covert — later Stewart, McKelvey, Stirling and Scales — where he later became a senior partner.  In 1973, he was appointed Queen's Counsel.

As a trial lawyer, Justice Pugsley was involved in some of Nova Scotia's most renowned legal cases, including the Donald Marshall Jr. inquiry.  He was also a past-president of the Nova Scotia Barristers Society and a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.  He was also a past-president of the Dalhousie Law School Alumni Association.  Justice Pugsley co-founded the law school's civil trial practice program, where he was an instructor for many years.

Honourable senators, I had the honour to assist Mr. Justice Pugsley with several trials.  He was a brilliant trial lawyer, whose preparation for court was complete and thorough to the smallest detail.  His genius, and the area which set him apart from most trial lawyers, was in his cross-examinations.  They were works of art. Justice Pugsley mastered the art of painlessly eliciting information from witnesses that often marked the turning point of a trial.  There were many instances when both the opposing lawyer and witnesses did not realize the devastating impact of that evidence until it was too late.  He was an inspiration and he will be missed.

Mr. Justice Pugsley's greatness did not go to his head, for he was always courteous, kind and polite to all he met.  He was appointed to the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal in 1993.

Honourable senators, Justice Ronald N. Pugsley will be missed.  I offer my condolences and deep sympathies to his wife, Joan, sons Michael and Alex, and daughters Alison, Meredith and Amy.


From: David Winter <davidwinter@... <mailto:davidwinter@...> >
To: nscumber < <> >
Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2012 3:13:31 PM
Subject: [nscumber] Joseph Newton Pugsley of River Hebert and Parrsboro


Parrsboro Record, Tuesday, September 29, 1931, pg. #1; Reel #2860, NSARM,
Halifax, N.S.
The death of J. Newton Pugsley early Friday morning, Sept. 25th, lost to
Cumberland County it's greatest figure in the lumber and shipping circles.
It also removed from Parrsboro one of it's most outstanding citizens and one
whose loss will be keenly felt in the business life of the town and the
entire district. Confining himself for the past ten years or so to the
shipping business almost entirely, Mr. Pugsley's financial assistance to the
small operators in the district will be keenly missed and will without a
doubt have great influence on the future operations here.

The late Mr. Pugsley's start in the lumber business in which industry he was
to be such an imposing figure, was made at River Hebert when he was a young
man. He purchesed River Hebert property from Young Brothers; from there
branched to an interest in Moose River developments with B.L. and M.L.
Tucker. His latest step was to acquire interests in the Avon River Lumber
Company, which interest he later sold to his brother, Frank. The last large
operation he took over was the purchase of the Eatonville tract from A.C.
and C.W. Elderkin. He later sold this property to J.W. Kirkpatrick and from
there on seemed content to confine himself to shipping from local ports.

But not at home alone were all his interest centred. At one time Mr. Pugsley
owned half of Elm Park, at Winnipeg, a venture which is said to have cost
him a large sum of money. Large interests were also owned by him in a coal
mine near Calgary and in a gravel pit at Winnipeg, the last of which he
retained. He was also interested deeply in real estate in several Western

During the war, Mr. Pugsley, together with Charles Robertson, at Diligent
River, built several vessels. At Advocate, with T.K. Bentley, he also
connected with the building of vessels and later at Port Greville, he and
G.M. Cochrane launched several schooners. During the war he purchased three American schooners, which were almost immediately lost.

The late Mr. Pugsley was 69 years of age, born at River Hebert, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Edmund Pugsley. The surviving members of his family are: his wife
(nee Millie Corbett); two daughters, Helen of New York and Marion (Mrs. C.
Monkhouse) of Toronto; two sons, Aubrey of the Canadian Bank of Commerce, Toronto and Dr. Herbert of New York;
[one sister, Mrs. George O'Rourke, of River Hebert; three brothers, Lorne at Five Islands; Frank at Windsor; and Homer, River Hebert.]  These are not children of J. Newton.

The funeral service was held from the United Church, Parrsboro, on Saturday
morning, September 26th, Rev. E.A. Kirker officiating, assisted by Rev. C.R.
Harris of St. George's Church. The members of the local Masonic order, with
many out of town members in their procession, marched to the church. The
pallbearers were: Chesley A. Cochrane, V.B. Fullerton, E.B. Trueman, Jas.
Leslie, Bill Gunter and Dr. Hill. Following the service the remains were
taken to Maccan where they were forwarded to Toronto where he will be
buried. Stanley W. Smith was funeral director.

Source: Dave Winter, 11 Oct 2012