Help Our Client Find Relatives of “The Nova Scotia Nine”

Artist Jo Napier is honouring nine incredible women who changed the course of Nova Scotian history. She is currently trying to track down the surviving relatives of these women to invite them to the opening reception on Friday June 10, 2011 at the Public Archives of Nova Scotia inHalifax.

The centerpiece of Napier’s 20-painting show, which runs June 10-25 at the Archives, will be The Nova Scotia Nine – a series of contemporary, interpretive portraits of Rita Joe, Mabel Bell, Aileen Meagher, Viola Desmond, Anna Leonowens, Muriel Duckworth, Edith Jessie Archibald, Margaret Marshall Saunders and Marie-Henriette LeJeune-Ross.

So far she’s been able to contact the descendants of Mabel Hubbard Bell, Anna Leonowens, Viola Desmond, Rita Joe, Muriel Duckworth and “only three” members of Aileen Meagher’s family.

Napier is hoping to contact the relatives of Margaret Marshall Saunders, Edith Jessie Archibald, Marie-Henriette LeJeune Ross, and more of the Meagher family.

Saunders hails from Milton and Berwick in Queen’s County. Her parents were Maria Kisborough Freeman and Edward Manning Saunders, an accomplished, educated Baptist pastor, historian and author.

Archibald (nee Jessie) is originally from Newfoundland and lived in Port Morien before moving toHalifax, where she died in 1936. She was married to Charles Archibald, the president of the Bank of Nova Scotia.

LeJeune-Ross lived in the North East Margaree, where her homestead still stands. She died in 1860, leaving behind 11 surviving children.

If you have information or want to find out more about The Nova Scotia Nine, please contact Jo Napier at (902) 429-7389 or or visit


About Organize Anything

Colette is a Gold Leaf member of the Professional Organizers in Canada (POC). Through the Canadian Redesign Association (CRDA) she has received the designation of Certified Interior Redesigner. She is also a member of the U.S. professional organizing associations National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) where she has the Golden Circle distinction and is a member of Intsitute of Challenging Disorganization (ICD) where she is the first in Canada to receive her Certified Professional Organizer –CD (Chronic Disorganization) ®, ADD and CD specialist Certificates. Among her many distinctions she has also earned Level I certificates of study in Chronic disorganization (CD), Basic Mental Health Conditions, Learning Styles and Modalities, Basic ADD Issues, Physical Conditions, Client Administration and Understanding the Needs of Elderly.

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