HALIFAX - Well-known Nova Scotia lawyer and social activist Dr. Burnley Allan âRockyâ Jones has passed away, just shy of his 71 birthday.
Burnley (Rocky) Allan Jones will recive the Order of Nova Scotia for his achievements in the province.
According to media reports, Jones died in hospital Monday after suffering several heart attacks.
The Truro native was devoted to issues of racial equality, poverty and human rights. His activities with Torontoâs Students Union for Peace Action in the 1960s earned him the nickname âRocky the Revolutionaryâ and he was instrumental in founding programs for African Nova Scotian and Miâkmaq students at Dalhousie University.
He worked for legal aid after receiving his law degree in 1992 until he founded his own law firm, focused on human and prisoner rights and labour law.
Jones received several awards for his work, including the Order of Nova Scotia in 2010.