Alma Bardon Houston died in Halifax (b. in Stewiacke, 1926). She was known as the “first lady of Inuit art.” She and her son, filmmaker John Houston, ran the Houston North Gallery in Lunenburg, specializing in Inuit art. She had extensive experience with the Inuit artists of Baffin Island and Cape Dorset for many years. She also began to encourage local enterprise initiatives and was an instrumental supporter in the founding of the Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival Society in 1986. Commenting on his mother, John observed, “My mother was the single human being in the world who had the longest daily contact with Inuit art.” According to her wishes, John and his brother, Sam, scattered her ashes in the hills above Cape Dorset.