Cox & Palmer is proud to announce that William T. Cahill, a partner in our St. John’s office, has been invested as a serving
member of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem by
the Honourable Frank F. Fagan, CM, ONL, MBA, the Lieutenant Governor of
Newfoundland and Labrador, in a ceremony on June 11th, 2015.
William has been recognized for his remarkable service
as a dedicated volunteer with St. John Ambulance, serving as honourary legal counsel
and a member of the board of directors for the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial
Council since 2010.
Established in 1888 by Queen Victoria, the Most
Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem is a working order of
charitably minded men and women whose philanthropy is expressed through its two
foundations, the St. John Eye Hospital in Jerusalem and St. John Ambulance. The
Order traces its origins to the Knights Hospitaller, of the Crusades, who
served the Abbey of St. Mary’s small hospital for sick pilgrims in Jerusalem in
the 12th century. The Order was brought into the Canadian Honours
System in 1990. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is the Order’s Sovereign and the
governor general is its Prior in Canada.
Governor General of Canada presents honours and
awards to recognize those people who have demonstrated excellence, courage or
exceptional dedication to service in ways that bring special credit to this