Myra Freeman

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Her Honour the Honourable
Myra Freeman
29th Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia
In office
May 17, 2000 – September 7, 2006
Monarch Elizabeth II
Governor General Adrienne Clarkson
Michaëlle Jean
Premier John Hamm
Rodney MacDonald
Preceded by James Kinley
Succeeded by Mayann Francis
Personal details
Born Myra Ava Holtzman
(1949-05-17) May 17, 1949 (age 67)
Saint John, New Brunswick
Spouse(s) Larry
Profession Teacher

Myra Ava Freeman, CM ONS (born May 17, 1949) is a Canadian philanthropist, teacher, the 29th and first female Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia.

Freeman was born Myra Ava Holtzman in Saint John, New Brunswick, the daughter of Anne Golda (Freedman), a homemaker, and Harry Holtzman, a businessman.[1] She graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Education. In 1971, she started teaching with the Halifax Regional School Board until her appointment.

She was appointed Lieutenant Governor in 2000 by Governor General Adrienne Clarkson, on the advice of Jean Chrétien. She served as lieutenant governor until September 7, 2006.

Freeman and her husband, Larry, have three children: Daniel M. Freeman, Jonathan Freeman and Debra Freeman.

On July 1, 2008 Freeman was appointed as a member of the Order of Canada.




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  2. ^ Canadian Heraldic Authority (Volume IV), Ottawa, 2002