Halifax, Nova Scotia Mid 1950's

by hillary_step 4 Replies latest jw friends

  • hillary_step


    In the mid-1950's in Halifax, Nova Scotia two 'Pioneers', a husband and wife, were disfellowshipped. It appears that after a while the WTS realized that some sort of injustice had occurred and reversed the decision in a rather unusual manner.

    They hired a school auditorium in Halifax and invited all the surrounding congregations to attend. Present ( perhaps ) were Jack Nathan and Leo Greenlees, and certainly DO's and CO's. The publishers were informed that the couple had been mistakenly disfellowshipped and were now reinstated and that the matter was closed.

    Does anybody recall, or have knowledge of this event?

    Best regards - HS

  • rocketman

    Not me...sure sounds intriguing though.

  • blondie

    I know of a case where the DF'ing was reversed and 5 members of a 6 member elder body were removed. But no effort was made to make a big announcement of the reversal. Due to that the offending elders, many years later tell a different story than the official one. All the secrecy with the JCs makes it easier to lie about what happened. Anyone alive then would have to be fairly old today, in their 70's at least (pardon please to any in their 70's).


  • hillary_step

    Hello Blondie,

    Yes, I got my information from someone in their 70's in NS. I am particularly interested, for particular reasons, in the public dimension of this event.

    Best regards - HS

  • Scully


    I'll have to see if I remember any of the old-timers' names from when I lived in Halifax in the mid-80s. I know some of them have passed away, but perhaps there are a few others who might know the details of this.

    I would imagine the circa-1950 population of JWs in Halifax and environs would not be more than a couple of hundreds or so. It makes sense that a school auditorium would suffice for this kind of "announcement".

    Love, Scully

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