Originally from Montreal, Quebec, Michelle Lindsay resides in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. She is the mother of 3 children ages 16, 18 and 21, and is married to Paul Lindsay, a native of Dartmouth. Michelle is a wife, mother, entrepreneur, health and wellness ambassador and community volunteer. She is the past-president of the Metro Business Association, a member of the Cole Harbour Business Association and owner/operator of two businesses.
Michelle is a graduate of McGill University, a certified personal trainer, a certified hair loss practitioner and a true patriot of Canada. She believes in Canadian values, democracy, unity, fairness, assimilation into our Canadian values and the rule of law.
Her mother, Lois Hawkhurst, born in Saint John, NB, was one of the first women in the royal navy service in Canada (W.R.N.S.). Michelle’s father, Francis Miller, was also born in Saint John, NB, and served as a Morse code operator during the WWII. Even though both parents grew up in the Maritimes, they eventually would meet in Montreal. After the navy, Francis attended college and became an accountant for an international container shipping company while her mother raised their family of three daughters, of which Michelle is the youngest.
Michelle’s heritage is Western European. She is of British, Irish, German and Swedish descent. For over 20 years, she worked in the dental industry, advising oral surgeons and other dental professionals across Canada on surgical and restorative techniques. She has lectured extensively in this field. While serving the Atlantic province dental industry she helped implement the Nova Scotia Sleep Apnea Dental Screening Program which aids general physicians in the diagnosis of sleep apnea in individuals which is a major cause of metabolic disorders in the population.
Michelle has lived in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Halifax/Dartmouth. While a resident of Vancouver, she became an accomplished sailor with certifications in coastal and celestial navigation. She was known for sailing her 43 foot sailing vessel almost every weekend amongst the Gulf Islands and beyond. After graduating from McGill University, she became very passionate for sales and marketing in the dental field. She worked for several large dental corporations, conducting business across Canada, lecturing at conferences and dental trade shows – informing dental professionals of the latest treatments.
As a classical musician during her teenage years, she has performed in a youth orchestras within Canada, the U.S. and Europe. During this important development period in Michelle’s life, her mother was diagnosed with MS-type symptoms. Doctors never definitively diagnosed her mother as having MS but her disabilities were extremely debilitating that she became dependent on a wheel chair. Since the death of her mother, Michelle has advocated for those with disabilities and physical impairments. Michelle also believes in being an advocate for children with learning challenges. Upon the revelation of her son’s learning disabilities, Michelle resigned from the dental industry to home-school her children for two years.
Following the completion of the homeschooling instruction, Michelle worked part-time as a funeral pre-arranger in Halifax/Dartmouth. While in the funeral industry, she was shocked to learn how many deaths were avoidable had the individuals improved their lifestyle choices: of healthier eating, more exercise, and more self-care. Seeing a need to improve senior wellness programming in Nova Scotia, Michelle became a certified personal trainer, nutritional therapist and functional aging specialist. This was the beginning as a leader in the fitness, health and wellness industry. Today, she is the owner/operator of 2 businesses.
In 2018, Michelle finished her trichology training and become a certified hair loss practitioner. She has a passion for helping individuals improve their wellbeing, quality of life, and gain back their dignity, so they can have the confidence to attain their goals.
Michelle is Canada’s number one fan, a true patriot. She loves her country and wants to fight to uphold Canadian laws, freedoms, values and democracy. She wants to be part of a government that places Canadians first; a government, that Canadians can trust.