30, 2000, Gazette)
forest centre dedication
Photo by Don Meiwald
The family of late Dr. John Hudak
of the Canadian Forest Service (CFS) were honoured in a dedication
ceremony at Grenfell College's Forest Centre last month. About
70 colleagues and friends attended the ceremony, which dedicated
two rooms to Dr. W. Joe Carroll and the late Dr. John Hudak.
Dr. Carroll began his career with the CFS as a seasonal employee
in the Terra Nova Logging Service. In 1948, he became the Newfoundland
Forest Protection Association insect control officer. He retired
in 1984 after 18 years as the regional director of the Newfoundland
and Labrador region of the CFS. The next year, he received an
honorary doctor of laws from Memorial University at Grenfell's
Dr. Hudak began his career with the CFS as a pathologist in 1963.
After obtaining his doctorate, he worked as a research scientist
and later became program manager of the Newfoundland and Labrador
region. In 1992, he received a commemorative medal from the Government
of Canada in recognition of his significant contribution to Canada.
He retired from the CFS in March of 1997 and passed away in November
of that same year. He has been recognized throughout Canada for
his enthusiasm, commitment and outstanding dedication to the
CFS. The effect he had on those who knew him and worked with
him is best described in a quote by Thomas Carlyle: When
the oak is felled, the whole forest echoes with its fall, but
a hundred acorns are sown in silence by an unnoticed breeze.
Photo by Don Meiwald
(L-R) Gerrit van Raalte, Dr. Yvan Hardy and Dr. W. J. (Joe)
Hardy, assistant deputy minister of Natural Resources Canada,
Gerrit van Raalte, director general of Natural Resources Canada
(Canadian Forest Service, Atlantic) and Dr. Carroll unveiled
a plaque and photograph which will be mounted in the Dr. W. J.
(Joe) Carroll Meeting Room.
Similarly, Dr. Hardy, Dr. John Munro, retired director general
Newfoundland region, and the Hudak family unveiled a plaque and
photograph which will be mounted in the Dr. John Hudak Reading
In addition, a memorial tree was planted outside the Forest Centre
to honour colleagues who have passed away. Photographs of Dr.
Carroll and Dr. Munro, both former directors general, are permanently
displayed in the second floor corridor of the Forest Centre.