Her greatest rewards came with the founding of the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Foundation, which fights family violence and provides support for spousal and child abuse facilities. McCain spearheaded the foundation's fundraising activities and chairs the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research, located on the Mount Allison campus.
McCain was named lieutenant-governor of New Brunswick in October 1994, and subsequently donated her entire salary as lieutenant-governor to the Fergusson Foundation. She served until April 1997, when she was replaced by Marilyn TRENHOLME COUNSELL. She was made an Officer of the ORDER OF CANADA in 1998, and in 2004 she became a member of the ORDER OF NEW BRUNSWICK. In May 2005, she received the YWCA Toronto Women of Distinction award for Philanthropy and Volunteerism.
Links to Other Sites
Margaret Norrie McCain
A brief profile of Margaret Norrie McCain, former lieutenant-governor of New Brunswick. From the website for the Centre for Children and Families in the Justice System.
Margaret & Wallace McCain Family Foundation
The website for the Margaret & Wallace McCain Family Foundation.
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