Honorary Mention Category

Perhaps you are aware of a fellow Irish Canadian who has done or continues to do much in their community and should be recognised for doing so. Maybe you are aware of an organisation that continues to build up the local community by bringing Irish Canadians and non Irish Canadians together in friendship.

The Ireland Canada Monument Society invites nominations for the names of persons or organisations in this category for their contribution to Canada.

A short biography outlining the nominee’s contribution should be submitted to the Society to irelandcanadamonument@hotmail.com

The Ireland Canada Monument Society will invite all nominators in this category to form a selection group to determine the final list of names to be included on the Monument.

Prior to construction of the Monument, names within this category will be considered for inclusion in the 100 Names by the Society. At this time a maximum of 2 names will be considered for each Province and / or Territory.

Irish associations and organisations throughout Canada are encouraged to submit nominations. A provisional date of March 1st 2012 is set as the closing date for nominations.

There is no cost requirement in the nomination process.

At this time, nominations received from the following Provinces and Territories of Canada are as follows:

Alberta   Ernest Roderick Patterson   Former Mayor of Claresholm Alberta   (Biography to follow.)

British Columbia

The Irish Society of Canada  (Biography to follow.)

Danny Burns   (Biography to follow.)

Miss Kathleen McGeer  Biography

John Wilson Foster FRSC
Honorary Research Fellow, Institute of Irish Studies, Queen’s University Belfast
Emeritus Professor, Dept of English,  University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

(Biography to follow.)

Grattan O’Leary Biography

New Brunswick

Newfoundland and Labrador

Northwest Territories

Nova Scotia


First Mayor of Kingston Thomas Kirkpatrick, elected in 1838.
Biography to follow.

Jane Urquart Author.

Eugene O’Keefe Beer Magnate, Philantropist.

Walter Shanly, Railway Engineer.      Biography


Prince Edward Island

Québec   Action Grosse Ile Committee.   (Biography to follow.)

St. Patrick’s Society, Montreal

Saskatchewan John Palliser Explorer.