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(June 13 , 2002, Gazette)

Stanley (Stan) James Heath
Stan Heath, a staff member from the Department of Computing and Communications, passed away in May. Donations in Mr. Heath’s memory may be made to the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Centre or to a charity of one’s choice.

Patrick Joseph McManamon
Dr. Patrick McManamon, professor of radiology and chair of the discipline of radiology at the Faculty of Medicine, passed away May 24 in St. John’s, aged 64 years. In his time, Dr. McManamon helped spearhead a campaign to acquire a Magnetic Resonance Imaging machine, a major advancement to health care in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Dr. Reginald S. M. Shepherd
Passed peacefully away at the D.V.A. Caribou Pavillion on Saturday, June 1, 2002, Dr. Reginald Shepherd, aged 78 years. In 1988 Dr. Shepherd received an honorary doctor of laws degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland and in 1990 he was elected to the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Hall of Honour.

Christa Leigh Ward
Christa Leigh Ward of Portugal Cove South, aged 21 years, who was tragically killed in an ATV accident early Friday morning May 31, had the day before graduated as a bachelor of science with a major in Chemistry. Her professors remember her as a cheerful, witty and unpretentious young lady with realistic goals and a determination to achieve them. She was interested in her studies, worked hard, and obtained results well above average. She was proud of being a Newfoundlander and always willing to help other students when she could. She had been accepted as a graduate student in Earth Sciences. It is tragic that her young life should have been ended just at what should have been the first milestone in a successful career.