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Gerald Stairs Merrithew
Birth: Sep. 23, 1931
Death: Sep. 5, 2004

Canadian Politician. Born in Saint John, New Brunswick, Merrithew was an educator and statesman. A graduate of the New Brunswick Teachers College, he later obtained his B.A. and B. Ed degrees from the University of New Brunswick. After becoming a high school principal and serving in the military as an Officer cadet and Lieutenant-Colonel Merrithew became interested in politics, and served in a number of recreational and cultural affairs. Merrithew served as a Member of the Saint John City Council in 1971, Member of the Provincial Progressive Conservative Party in 1972 and again in 1974, Cabinet Member as Minister of Commerce & Development in 1978 and again in 1982, Government House Leader, Minister of Natural Resources, ran for seat to become a Member of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada in 1984, Member of the Canadian House of Commons in 1984, Minister of State, Forestry & Mines in 1984, and Minister of Veterans Affairs in 1988. In 1993 Merrithew retired from politics and then became active as a Member of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada and also the 26th Battalion Overseas Association Inc, in 1995. 
 
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 Parents:
  Guy Albion Merrithew (1899 - 1974)
  Lena Ada Stairs Merrithew (1904 - 1976)
 
 Spouse:
  Gloria McLean Merrithew (1937 - 2008)
 
 Siblings:
  Wynona Bernice Merrithew Geldart (1923 - 2011)*
  Haldene Owen Merrithew (1925 - 2010)*
  Anna Geraldine Merrithew McLean (1927 - 2007)*
  Gerald Stairs Merrithew (1931 - 2004)
  Donald Malcolm Merrithew (1932 - 2006)*
 
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Cancer
 
Burial:
Midland Cemetery
Midland
Kings County
New Brunswick, Canada
 
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Originally Created by: K
Record added: Sep 09, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9440525


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