Inducted in 2012
Laurie Ledwidge turned a small shingle mill into one of Nova Scotia’s largest lumber producers over a career of nearly 70 years. Three generations of the family have worked tirelessly with Laurie to make Ledwidge Lumber of Enfield a quality producer of sawn timber and a consistent employer in Central Nova Scotia. Laurie has been actively involved in many forest industry organizations most notably serving as President of the Maritime Lumber Bureau 1978-79 and President of the Forest Products Association of Nova Scotia 1983-85. He was honoured as Maritime Lumber Bureau Man of the Year in 1982 and was Chairman of the Forest Advisory Council between 1987 and 1993. He has also actively supported the Nova Forest Alliance. Laurie recognized early in his career the value of silviculture and has strongly promoted investment in the future forests of the province on all land tenures. Laurie Ledwidge has cultivated a career devoted to the advancement of forestry in Nova Scotia through hard work, dedication, and a passion for the forests of this province.