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(May 24, 2001, Gazette)

Dr. Alec T. Brace
Dr. Alec T. Brace, a retired faculty member from the Faculty of Education, passed peacefully away at the Health Sciences Centre in St. John’s on Friday, April 27, 2001, aged 77 years. Predeceased by his infant daughter Sandra Bertha, infant grandson Philip, his parents Samuel and Lillian Brace, brothers Heber, Kenneth and Simeon. Left with loving memories are his wife Elsene (nee Parsons); daughters Lorna Whalen (Cec), and Beverley Brace, sons Calvin Brace (Sandra), Dr. Wayne Brace, and Jeffrey Brace (Melissa); grandchildren: Michelle and Heather Brace, Karen Hill (Pernel), Nathan and Paul Brace, Terry and Suzanne Fogwell, Jordan, Kaitlyn and Julia Brace, Ryan and Kristian Green; great-grandchildren Charis and Riley Hill; also leaving to mourn are his sister Gertie Kennedy (Max); brother Max Brace (Gertie), Aunt Mrs. Violet Harvey, several cousins, nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations in his memory may be made to St. James United Church or a charity of one’s choice.

Charles Mercer
Charles Mercer, a retired staff member from the Department of Facilities Management, passed away suddenly at his home in Chamberlains on April 28, 2001, aged 59 years. Predeceased by parents Winnie and Tobias, sister Jean Taylor and brother Ralph. Leaving to mourn his wife Audrey, three sons: Charles (Marion); Craig (Ann Marie), Cory (Ann); seven grandchildren: Ryan, Brittany; Cyle, Paul, Justin, Christa and Christopher; one sister Hazel Struss (Alex); one brother Thomas (Barbara); sister-in-law Frances Mercer; brother-in-law Charles Taylor; mother-in-law Ada Dawe; special aunts Lena Mercer and Marjorie Jefford, also other relatives and friends. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations may be made to The Children’s Wish Foundation or a charity of one’s choice.

Gina Doreen Blundon
Gina Doreen Blundon, a first-year medical student, passed away suddenly at the Health Sciences Centre on May 18. She leaves to mourn parents Alice and Edgar Blundon of Carbonear; sister Jodi and Gary Brennan, Yellowknife; soul mate Kevin Woodbury of St. John’s; grandmother, aunts, uncles, cousins and special friends. Donations in her memory may be made to the Newfoundland and Labrador Special Olympics. A memorial service will be held for Gina Blundon Friday May 25 at 3:30 p.m. in the main auditorium, Faculty of Medicine, Health Sciences Centre.