(November 16, 2000,
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. Johns 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-timers 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. Coles
memory may be made to the Dr. Bliss Murphy Cancer Center.
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 Memorials Human
Resources department, father David Arnott and her grandmother
Mr. Brennan died tragically on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2000 in St.
Johns, 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.