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(November 16, 2000, Gazette)

Ern Cole
Colleagues and friends mourned the passing on November 5, 2000 of Ern Cole, retired staff member. He joined Continuing Education in 1974 as a regional officer for the central Newfoundland area. He moved to St. John’s in 1986 to assume the position of associate director of the then Division of Continuing Studies; he retired from this position in 1996. Mr. Cole was active in the Canadian Association of University Continuing Education (CAUCE), and served as president of the Atlantic Provinces Association of Continuing University Education (APACUE). Sports formed a significant part of his life from his earliest days. He was active in softball and had an abiding love of hockey, including coaching, as a member of the Conception Bay Cee Bees in the Old Newfoundland Senior Hockey League, and most recently as a recreational player in the old-timer’s Hockey Association. He was a member of the Masonic Order and the Royal Canadian Legion, Carbonear Branch. He leaves to mourn his wife, Audrey (recently retired from the QE II Library); children Roger (Sandy), Joanne (Des Costello) and Scott; brother George (Elsie). He was a devoted grandfather to Kirsten and Declan Costello. Donations in Mr. Cole’s memory may be made to the Dr. Bliss Murphy Cancer Center.

April Arnott
Ms. Arnott died tragically in Kelligrews on Saturday, Nov. 11, aged 19 years. She was enrolled in her first year at Marine Institute and planned to major in Marine Environmental Technology. She is survived by her mother Hilda Arnott of Memorial’s Human Resources department, father David Arnott and her grandmother Lillian Arnott.

Liam Brennan
Mr. Brennan died tragically on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2000 in St. John’s, aged 21. He was a second-year student at the Marine Institute, enrolled in the Nautical Science program and a member of the MUN Judo team. His friends and classmates organized a memorial for him at the University Chapel. Mr. Brennan is survived by his mother Sally Sizer, father Martin Brennan, brothers Sebastian and Tom and sister Sarah of Lunenburg, N.S.