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Hewitt Bernard 1825-1893

Hewitt Bernard 1825-1893

Photo by contributor Stephanie Spencer - Posted May, 2005

Hewitt Bernard 1825-1893

Photo from Google Street View ©2011 Google - Posted January, 2011

Plaque Location

The County of Simcoe
The City of Barrie
In a park on the east side of Lakeshore Drive
just north of Victoria Street

Coordinates: N 44 22.918 W 79 41.395


Plaque Text

Born in Jamaica, Bernard immigrated to Canada and settled in Barrie, where in 1856 he established a law practice. He was chief clerk, 1858-66, in the office of the attorney-general for Canada West, John A. MacDonald, and later became his brother-in-law, Bernard accompanied MacDonald to the Charlottetown Conference (1864) and was the secretary of the Quebec (1864) and London (1866-67) Conferences, at which the groundwork was laid for Confederation. A Lieutenant-Colonel in the militia, he served as aide-de-camp to two governors-general, Viscount Monck and Baron Stanley of Preston. He also served as deputy minister of justice, 1868-76. Bernard died at Montreal in 1893 and is buried at Ottawa.


Barrie Plaques

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