Lloyd Hines obituary and funeral: Death of politician and warden explored

Details of Lloyd Hines’s obituary and funeral will be shared in this report as we explore the death of the politician and warden. Hine’s fellow politicians, friends, and family members have taken to social media to eulogize him as they share his obituary. Meanwhile, His funeral will take place on September 15, 2023, at 1 p.m. at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Guysborough.

Lloyd Hines biography and career

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Hines was born on June 19, 1951, in Neils Harbour, N.S., according to his obituary.

Lloyd Hines, a Canadian politician, was successfully elected to the Nova Scotia House of Assembly during the 2013 provincial election. As a member of the Nova Scotia Liberal Party, he represented the electoral district of Guysborough–Eastern Shore–Tracadie until 2021. Prior to his election to the legislature, Hines served as the warden of the Municipality of the District of Guysborough.

On July 24, 2015, Hines was appointed to the Executive Council of Nova Scotia as Minister of Natural Resources. However, in April 2017, the Office of the Ombudsman in Nova Scotia published a report that criticized senior officials of the Municipality of the District of Guysborough, including Hines, for their “indulgent” spending and “opportunistic” practices.

The report revealed that Hines had used his corporate credit card for personal purchases and cash advances, which he later repaid. The Ombudsman found that Hines had benefited from using cash advances from the municipality as short-term loans to cover expenses.

The report also highlighted insufficient documentation of the purpose of expensed meals, which were often above standard per diem rates and included alcohol, even when the only attendees were council members or administrators such as Hines.

Hines defended the higher rates and the expensing of alcohol, stating that the costs and alcohol were often standard when municipality officials hosted guests with more expensive tastes that they wanted to persuade to invest in the community.

Despite the controversy, Hines was re-elected in the 2017 election, although his margin of victory of 71 votes was thin enough that the Progressive Conservatives sought a judicial recount, which confirmed the result. On June 15, 2017, Premier Stephen McNeil shuffled his cabinet, moving Hines to the position of Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. In October 2017, Hines indicated his support for the renewal of Bay Ferries license to continue operating.

Lloyd Hines obituary, funeral and death cause

Lloyd Hines died on September 10, 2023, at the age of 72. Details shrouding the cause of his death have not been made public in the meantime. Fellow Lena Metlege Diab eulogised him with this emotional tribute on Facebook:

“Thinking today of the family, friends, and loved ones of my former colleague, Hon. Lloyd Hines.

I am deeply sad to learn of Lloyd’s passing. He was a true gentleman and the strongest advocate for the people of Guysborough County. His long record of public service – as a warden, MLA, and Minister – contributed to making our province a more vibrant and prosperous place to call home.

We would speak often about our children, and the pride we had in all they’ve been able to accomplish in Nova Scotia. I’ll fondly remember all the occasions we had to work together over 8 years at the Cabinet table, and the opportunity we had to support Acadian community members in his area.

I know he will be deeply missed.

Rest easy, my friend. You’ve made such a mark on the lives of so many.”

In the meantime, Lloyd Hine’s funeral will be held in St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Guysborough on September 15, 2023, at 1 p.m.


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