Gilbert Finn

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The Honorable
Gilbert Finn
26th Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick
In office
August 20, 1987 – June 21, 1994
Monarch Elizabeth II
Governor General Jeanne Sauvé
Ray Hnatyshyn
Premier Richard Hatfield
Frank McKenna
Preceded by George Stanley
Succeeded by Margaret McCain
Personal details
Born (1920-09-03)September 3, 1920
Inkerman, New Brunswick
Died January 7, 2015(2015-01-07) (aged 94)
Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Profession Businessman

Gilbert Finn, OC (September 3, 1920 – January 7, 2015) was a Canadian businessman and was the 26th Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick from 1987 to 1994.

Born in Inkerman, New Brunswick, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Laval University in 1944. In 1974 he was made a Member of the Order of Canada and was promoted to Officer in 1979. In 2008 he returned his insignia of the Order in protest of the appointment of Henry Morgentaler,[1] but never formally resigned his appointment to the Order.


Arms of Gilbert Finn
Gilbert Finn Arms.svg
The arms of Gilbert Finn consist of:[2]
Above a helmet mantled Azure doubled Or on a wreath Or and Azure a demi-boar Or armed Argent unguled and wearing a coronet of maple leaves alternating with fiddlehead fronds Azure holding between its forelegs a hand of justice terminating in a fleur-de-lys Gules winged Argent garnished Or.
Azure a mullet anglé of five mullets Or.
Dexter a sea deer Or attired and gorged with a collar Azure charged with bezants sinister a sea cougar Or gorged with a like collar.
A grassy mound sprinkled with purple violets proper rising above waves of the sea Azure crested Argent.
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  1. ^ Former lieutenant-governor returns Order of Canada in protest, CBC News, 9 July 2008.
  2. ^ Canadian Heraldic Authority (Volume II), Ottawa, 1992