Ron Barkhouse

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Ron Barkhouse
MLA for Lunenburg East
In office
Preceded by Maurice L. Zinck
Succeeded by Jim Barkhouse
Personal details
Born (1926-04-22)April 22, 1926
New Ross, Nova Scotia
Died April 7, 2014(2014-04-07) (aged 87)
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Political party Progressive Conservative
Occupation businessman

Ronald Theodore Barkhouse (April 22, 1926 – April 7, 2014) was a merchant and politician in Nova Scotia, Canada. He represented Lunenburg East in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 1974 to 1984 as a Progressive Conservative member.

Early life and education[edit]

He was born in New Ross, Nova Scotia, the son of Alfred S. Barkhouse and Anne Bertha Meister, and was educated at the Horton Academy.


Barkhouse operated a wholesale lumber business and a general store. In 1951, he married Eleanor Plunket Grant. Barkhouse was a member of the municipal council for Chester from 1952 to 1967 and also served on the local school board. He served in the province's Executive Council as Minister of Mines and Energy. Barkhouse was also a commissioner for the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia.


Barkhouse died in Halifax on April 7, 2014, at the age of 87.[1][2]


  1. ^ "Community mourns death of former MLA". South Shore Now. April 9, 2014. Archived from the original on April 11, 2014. Retrieved 2014-04-11. 
  2. ^ [1] Ronald Barkhouse obituary]