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.



Arms of Myra Freeman
Myra Freeman Arms.svg
The arms of Myra Freeman consist of:[2]
A demi lion Azure semé of ermine spots, wearing a coronet erablé, holding in its dexter paw a laurel wreath and in its sinister paw a balance, all Or.
Azure an ancient Hebrew tent between three menorahs Or.
Two lions Or each gorged with a collar of mayflowers (Epigaea repens) proper and maple leaves Vert pendent therefrom a hurt, that on the dexter charged with an open book, that on the sinister charged with a sun in splendour Or.
A grassy mound set to the dexter with palm trees and to the sinister with pine trees proper, the whole above a base wavy Argent charged with a bar wavy Azure.
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  2. ^ Canadian Heraldic Authority (Volume IV), Ottawa, 2002