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(June 14, 2001, Gazette)

Margaret Rompkey
Margaret Rompkey, former library assistant in the Queen Elizabeth II Library, passed away June 1 at the age of 87. Mrs. Rompkey will be remembered especially by faculty and students for her presence in the Reserve Section of the old Henrietta Harvey Library. She is predeceased by her husband, William H. Rompkey, Sr., and her sister, Katherine Cramm, former administrative assistant to the University Librarian. She is survived by two sons who are graduates of Memorial University: Senator William Rompkey and Dr. Ronald Rompkey, professor of English. Her grandson, Peter Rompkey, is a graduate in theatre from Sir Wilfred Grenfell College.

Frederick Rees
Frederick Rees, retired director of Human Resources at memorial, passed away suddenly, surrounded and comforted by his loving family on June 4, 2001, aged 85 years. Mr. Rees was educated at Bishop Field College, Memorial University and graduated from Nova Scotia Technical College in 1938 with a degree in Mining Engineering. He worked at Dosco Mines, Bell Island for 34 years - holding various positions, beginning as an underground miner and culminating with the position of General Manager until 1967. He later worked at Memorial University where he helped establish the first Personnel Department remaining there until his retirement in 1981. Donations in his memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Alzheimers Society, or a charity of one’s choice.