The Honourable Justice John (Jack) Davison
Born in Halifax in 1935, Justice Davison attended Dalhousie University where he earned his law degree in 1959. He was admitted to the Bar the following year, in February.
He practiced law with the Halifax firm of McInnis, Cooper, and Robertson from 1961 to 1987. He was appointed Queen's Counsel in December of 1976.
While in private practice, he held various offices in the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society.
Justice Davison was Life President of the Dalhousie Graduating Class of 1959. He sat on the Boards of Directors of the Halifax Protestant Orphanage, Veith House, and the Ashburn Golf Club. He had also been President of The Halifax Club.
In addition to his 21 years on the Nova Scotia Supreme Court, Justice Davison served as Commission of the Nova Scotia Law Reform Commission and as a member and a Director of the Executive Council of the Canadian Judges Conference.
A celebration of Justice Jack Davison's life is planned for Friday, September 11th at 3:00 PM in Saint David's Presbyterian Church on Brunswick Street in Halifax.
Visitation, at Snows Funeral Home on Lacewood Drive on September 10th from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.