Sad news about Allan Rowe

Nova Scotia lost a wonderful man today. Many of us lost a funny, loyal, kind, brilliant, honest, compassionate friend. Rest well my friend … Joanne Bernard MLA

PREMIER’S OFFICE–Statement from the Premier on the Passing of Allan Rowe


On behalf of all Nova Scotians I want to express my profound sympathies to the family of Dartmouth South MLA Allan Rowe.

Sadly, Allan passed away early today, March 16.

Allan will always be remembered for his deep commitment to community and his incredible capacity for hard work. His career path led him from the drilling rig Ocean Ranger to a long stint as a well-known radio and television broadcaster and eventually to the Legislative Assembly in 2013. He served as government caucus whip and was respected and admired by all of our members and staff.

Allan’s family has asked me to pass on their sincere appreciation to the dedicated staff at Dartmouth General Hospital and the Halifax Infirmary for their support and to thank all those who have sent their sympathies and prayers over the last three weeks.

At this very difficult time, Allan’s family has asked for privacy as they mark his passing.