Saturday, March 23, 2024

Peter Neary 1938-2024 RIP, historian of Newfoundland

Earlier this month I logged on to hear Peter Neary to give a Yorkminster Park talk on the 75th anniversary of Newfoundland's accession to confederation. But he was unable to give it. David MacKenzie stepped in very ably.

Today Peter Neary's obit appeared in the Globe and Mail. Son of Bell Island, Newfoundland, he was a long time professor at Western University and the author of many publications in Newfoundland history. 

Also in the Globe obits: Edward Roncarelli, not a historian but the son of Frank Roncarelli, historically significance for the legal case of Roncarelli versus Duplessis, a leading civil rights decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in the 1950s. The father was a restauranteur in Montreal; the son did very well in advertising in Toronto. Who knew?

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