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On October 22nd Their Honours hosted members of the Royal Canadian Legion, Newfoundland and Labrador Command, at Government House. At that time His Honour signed a proclamation to launch the 2013 Poppy Campaign and Remembrance Period. Comrade Frank Sullivan, 1st Vice President of Command also presented His Honour with the first poppy for the 2013 campaign.
Statement by the Lieutenant Governor on the Death of the Honourable Dr. Maxwell House
October 17th 2013
Pat and I are profoundly saddened to learn of the death of the Honourable Maxwell House (OC, ONL, MD, LLD, FRCP(C)), 10th Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador. Dr. House was a medical pioneer. At one time he was the only neurologist in our province and he helped to establish the world-class medical school at Memorial University.
My association with Dr. House grew when I worked in the telecommunications industry and he started Memorial University’s Telemedicine program. Recognized as a world leader in the field it was easy to see the impact he had had, and would continue to have, on medical innovation in Newfoundland and Labrador.
During his time as Lieutenant Governor Dr. House focused on issues such as child poverty, literacy programs, the new economy and the provincial cultural industry. He also established the Lieutenant Governor’s website.
We send our deepest condolences to Dr. House’s wife Mary, their children, grandchildren and other family members. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Monday, 09 DecemberOn Monday, 09 December 2013 at 2:30 p.m., His Honour the Honourable Frank F. Fagan, Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador and Her Honour Patricia Fagan will receive, at Government House, Mr. Richard Riley IV, the U.S. Consul General.
Advice from our Greenhouse and Grounds Manager on caring for the types of trees and flowers growing at Government House.
The Order of Newfoundland and Labrador is the highest honour of the province.
Order of Canada recipients from Newfoundland and Labrador.
Did You Know?
The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Mounted Unit’s horses are housed on the grounds of Government House? Visitation by appointment only. Contact: (709) 729-0447.
This Caribou statue, the Battle emblem of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment, came from the ship The H.M.S. Newfoundland and now often adorns the dining table at Government House? An identical one from the same ship is on display at Rideau Hall in Ottawa. It was originally presented to the ship by “The People of Newfoundland” in 1944.
His Honour John C. Crosbie attended the Government House Halloween Party as a child in circa 1941? He is standing at the far right in this picture.
Some of the furniture still in use at Government House dates back from before the building was constructed (opened in 1830) and came from the previous Government House in Fort Townshend, like this Regency mahogany dining table from 1780?
“One side of a twin pedestal late 18 century mahogany dining table with reeded banding, the turned pillars each having four reeded splayed supports with brass lion’s claw feet, and brass casters.”
There are more than 835 trees inventoried on the grounds of Government House and adjacent properties? Many have been planted by visiting dignitaries. For more information about the plants and trees at Government House visit the Gardener’s Corner section of this site.