Jerry Galbraith

Jerry Galbraith

nephew to John Kenneth Galbraith
Born in Port Stanley in 1945. Raised on a tobacco farm near Mount Brydges and joined the RCAF in 1963. Married wife Bev in Halifax in 1974 and the next year was transferred to Baden, Germany where their children Leslie and Scott were born.
After twelve different postings in thirty two years, he retired from the Air Force in 1995 and immediately began a second career as a financial consultant with Investors Group.
Now resides near West Lorne.
Leslie Galbraith photo

Leslie Galbraith

was born in Baden, Germany while her parents were stationed there. She was raised in several cities and towns until her father made his final move back to his roots. By that time, the urge to move every 2 years was deeply ingrained and Leslie has since moved on her own to various places including Ottawa, Liverpool, NS and Edinburgh, Scotland. Leslie took accounting at Fanshawe College after highschool and after several years in the field decided that she needed more personal interaction and switched careers to the financial services industry. She is currently working alongside her father in the Investors Group office in Dutton.
Jenny Phillips - director

Jenny Phillips

chair person of committee -
Jenny Phillips was born in Waterloo County and lived in the Kitchener area until she was 16. Her family moved to St. Thomas in 1964. Jenny is a graduate, Class of ’66, of Alma College and an artist, cartoonist and writer. Her early paintings of horse drawn farm equipment and rural landscapes reflected her country roots. Her cartoons were a weekly feature for Farming Today and she now writes a regular full page column, “Her’story – his’tory – n. a record of past events, study of these; course of life or existence”, for the bi-weekly Dutton-Dunwich Horizon. Jenny, and her county appointed Town Crier husband, Dave, live over her gallery/frame shop on the main street of Dutton. Jenny lobbied for the installation of the Galbraith monument and the renaming of the Dutton branch of the public library to the John Kenneth Galbraith Reference Library. She organized a “Tribute to Galbraith” last fall, conceived the idea of the literary award and is currently transcribing John Kenneth Galbraith’s early writings. Jenny loves the history, attractions and people of Dutton-Dunwich and uses every opportunity to promote them as she maintains her artistic career. She says “busy people get things done.”