Canadian Genealogist, Terrence Punch, possibly best-known for his Erin’s Sons series of books published by GPC, has been appointed as a member of the Order of Canada. Following is a portion of the news release about the appointment. Thanks to Paula Stuart-Warren for bringing this to our attention in her blog.

OTTAWA, ONTARIO — (Marketwire) — 12/30/10 — His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, announced today 54 new appointments to the Order of Canada. The new appointees include 12 Officers (O.C.), and 42 Members (C.M.). These appointments were made on the recommendation of the Advisory Council for the Order of Canada.

Recipients will be invited to accept their insignia at a ceremony to be held at a later date.

The Order of Canada, one of our country’s highest civilian honours, was established in 1967, during Canada’s centennial year, to recognize a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication to community and service to the nation. Over the last 40 years, more than 5 000 people from all sectors of society have been invested into the Order.

The list of recipients, with short citations, and a backgrounder on the Order of Canada are attached. For more information on the Canadian Honours System, please consult our Web site at http://www.gg.ca/document.aspx?id=5.

Terrence Punch

Appointments to the Order of Canada
Terrence Punch, C.M. - Halifax, Nova Scotia - Member of the Order of Canada For his contributions to the development and popularization of genealogy in the Atlantic provinces.