William deGarthe died (b. 1907). He was a Finnish-born painter and sculptor who lived much of his life in Peggy’s Cove. He trained under Stanley Royle at Mount Allison University, and at other art schools in New York and Paris. After his arrival back in Nova Scotia in the early forties, he taught commercial art at NSCAD. He later created many works of art that went on to national and international exhibits and became popular amongst individual and corporate collectors. He also became known for his sculpture at Peggy’s Cove dedicated to “Nova Scotia Fishermen.” Inspired by the sight of the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, the project was 80 per cent completed when deGarthe died in Toronto while undergoing cancer treatment. The sculpture was bequeathed to the Province of Nova Scotia where it can be viewed in Peggy’s Cove. (Photo: Fishermen’s monument at Peggy’s Cove, by William Edward deGarthe. Wikipedia Creative Commons).