Message of Condolence on the Passing of The Honourable Alan Rockwell Abraham, CM, ONS, CD, DCL, DEng

Friday, October 2, 2020

Mrs. LeBlanc and I were saddened to learn of the passing of the Honourable Alan R. Abraham, CM, ONS, CD, 27th Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia. 

Mr. Abraham served as Lieutenant Governor from 1984 to 1989.  At the time of his appointment, he was the second youngest Lieutenant Governor in Nova Scotia’s history.   An engineer by training, Mr. Abraham dedicated his entire life to serving his province and its citizens.  He sat on and chaired a number of boards, most notably the Izaak Walton Killam Children's Hospital, the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo, and the 2000 Tall Ships Festival.  He also served as the Chair of the Board of Police Commissioners for the newly amalgamated Halifax Regional Municipality.  He was recognized for his commitment to Nova Scotia when he was appointed as a Member to the Order of Canada in 1997 and was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Civil Law by his alma mater, Saint Mary’s University in 2002. Mr. Abraham’s late wife, Rose, was Acadian and in recognition of her heritage, he was the first Lieutenant Governor to fly the Acadian Flag at Government House.

We have been advised by the family of Mr. Abraham, that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a private family funeral will webcast live online via the St. Mary's Basilica Website on Thursday October 8th at 10 am AST. You can access the life webcast by clicking here

Mrs. LeBlanc and I extend our sincere condolences to Mr. Abraham’s family and friends on their loss.


The Honourable Arthur J. LeBlanc, ONS, QC
Lieutenant Governor