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The Late Sir John Denniston.

It is with very great regret that we record tho death of Sir John Denniston, which took place early this morning after a comparatively short illness. It seems but tho other day, and indeed it is only seventeen ifionths ago, that we were chronicling his retirement from the Supreme Court Bench after a very long and honourable career, and expressing tho hope, which tho people of this province in particular fully sharod, that ho would have many years to enjoy the rest which his distinguished services to his country on the Judicial Bench had so amply earned for him. He was the senior Judge on his retirement, and the honour in which ho was held by the Bar over which ho had presided for so many years was attested in a very striking way whon he sat on the Bench for the last time. Since he undertook tho arduous and important work of presiding over a Royal Commission after his retirement, ho may be said almost to have died in harness. The whole community, which has lost an honoured Judge and a most valuable citizen, will join, with us in our sympathy with those whom his death most heavily afflicts.

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The Late Sir John Denniston., Press, Volume LV, Issue 16581, 22 July 1919

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The Late Sir John Denniston. Press, Volume LV, Issue 16581, 22 July 1919

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