Commemorative Medal Found – Louisbourg Fire Department Recognition

In the last post on the O’Shea Archives, I wrote about how I learned about the 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada Medal awarded to Bill O’Shea in 1992.

Luckily it was located last week. Bill’s wife, Helen, found it in a lock box.

William A. O’Shea’s Confederation medal.

I was also sent a photo of an award of appreciation given to Bill O’Shea in 1995 by the Louisbourg Fire Department when he was Deputy Mayor of the former Town of Louisbourg for the work he put into supporting the fire department.

On June 18th, 1995, Bill published the history of the Louisbourg Fire Department.

Helen and William O’Shea. Photo taken in Louisbourg Town Hall council chamber when William was the Deputy Mayor of the town.

This site is dedicated to the memory of William A. O’Shea:

William A. O’Shea was a researcher, historian, and manager for Parks Canada / Heritage Canada. His professional life was dedicated to learning more about and teaching Canada about the history of our country. One of his personal passions has always been to learn more about local histories and share them with the broader community. He was a founding member of the Louisbourg Heritage Society, Deputy Mayor of the Town of Louisbourg (Nova Scotia) and wrote many books and articles about the town of Louisbourg and the surrounding area. He called Louisbourg home for more than 30 years. Until his passing on October 14th, 2019, he resided in Cornwall, Ontario near his home town of Long Sault, Ontario. 

Bill O’Shea at the Lost Villages Museum in Long Sault, Ontario with his daughter-in-law, Mai O’Shea and grandchildren, Rina and Kai O’Shea in 2018.

This site is maintained and updated by Kevin O’Shea (O’Shea Archives founder).

Contact Kevin (email):

Twitter: @madformaple


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