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April 10, 2003, Gazette

Danny Sidney Freeman
Danny Freeman, a student in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, passed peacefully away April 1, aged 22, after a long fight with muscular dystrophy. Leaving to mourn father Geoffrey, mother Mary (nee Thistle), brother Jamie and friend Maria Kyriacou; uncles and aunts: Karen and Dave, Betty and Ed, Pauline and Dennis, Marg and Dave, Diane and Joe, Patsy and Ted, Barb and Pete; grandmothers Marjorie Freeman and Gertie Thistle; one great-great aunt, one great-great uncle, nine great uncles, nine great aunts, and a very wide circle of cousins. He will be missed by many close friends and colleagues of the engineering program at MUN, and by all those who knew him for his bright smile and zest for life. The family would like to thank the very caring and compassionate staff at St. Clare`s Mercy Hospital. In lieu of flowers, donations are being accepted to the Danny Freeman Disabled Student Scholarship Fund.

Susan Kalma
Susan Kalma, a former faculty member in the School of Nursing, died in Tel Aviv, Israel, on March 12, 2003.

Dr. Barend Kiefte
Dr. Barend Kiefte, a faculty member in the Department of Philosophy, died peacefully at the Health Sciences Centre on April 1, 2003, after a courageous battle with cancer, aged 37. Predeceased by his parents Harry and Diane Kiefte. Cherishing fond memories are his beloved wife Iris and daughter Sophie; four sisters: Bernita, Brenda (Jerome Howlett), Kerry-Joy (Michael Kiefte), Anna; mother-in-law Catherine Power; sisters-in-law: Maxine (John Murrin), Una (Doug Purcell), Alma (Mike Rafter); brother-in-law: Bruce (Kendra Martin); nephews and nieces: David and Andrew Kiefte, Gregory and Hannah Power and Katrina Purcell; as well as a large circle of family and friends. To honour his memory donations may be made to the Newfoundland Cancer Treatment and Research Foundation.