Janet Kitz

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Kitz in November 2018

Janet F. Kitz ONS MSM (née Brownlee; 12 January 1930 – 10 May 2019) was a Scottish-born Canadian educator, author and historian. She is best known helping the 1917 Halifax Explosion become well-known to the public. The event is the largest man-made explosion before the atomic bomb and the worst man-made disaster in Canadian history. In the 70 years after the Halifax Explosion, only two books had been written about the event. She wrote many books about the disaster, including Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion and the Road to Recovery (1989).

Kitz was born in Carnwath, South Lanarkshire, Scotland. She married Leonard Arthur Kitz, the former mayor of Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1971. The couple soon moved to Nova Scotia.

Kitz died on 10 May 2019 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She was 89.[1]

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  1. Rankin, Andrew (12 May 2019). "Halifax Explosion authority Janet Kitz dies at 89". The Chronicle Herald. Retrieved 18 May 2019.