Eric MacNearney died in Halifax (b. 1930). A well-known businessman and entrepreneur, he was a founding partner in the development of the Halifax Historic Properties, and later the establishment of Truefoam. He was an avid sports enthusiast and voracious reader in all things historical. He wrote in his introduction to Inspired Halifax, The Art of Dusan Kadlec (Nimbus, 2003), “Very few vestiges remain of nineteenth-century life in Halifax and other seaports, but one can relive the past while enjoying the work of the artist, as he captures for the feeling of both urgency and tranquility that was part of life in those times.” (Image credit:  The Steam Ferry Mic Mac by Dusan Kadlec. © Dusan Kadlec).