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(Oct. 17, 2002, Gazette)


Kathleen Lorraine Cummins
Kathleen Cummins passed away Sunday, Sept. 29, at the Health Sciences Centre in St. John’s after a nine year battle with cancer. The beloved wife of George and mother of Bradley and Travis, who have many precious and fond memories. Lovingly remembered by her sisters: Marion (Lyall) Armstrong, North Vancouver and Elsie (predeceased Jim) Stephen, Richmond; brother Brian (Penny) Jackson, West Vancouver; sister-in-law Cheryl Cummins, Point du Chene, and many nieces and nephews and friends. Born in Trail, B.C., to John and Mary (nee Benson) Jackson and educated in Trail and at the University of British Columbia (BA (Honours) and Carleton University (MSW) she went on to become assistant dean of women at the University of British Columbia, director of Social Work at the Janeway Hospital and assistant professor in the School of Social Work at Memorial University of Newfoundland, as well as wife, mother and homemaker.

Dr. Ethel Brinton
Dr. Ethel Brinton, 93, passed away peacefully in Ottawa on Sept. 28. Dr. Brinton was educated in St. John’s and furthered her education in England at Bedford College, London and at Harvard University, Massachusetts. She travelled extensively in Europe, and after returning to St. John’s, she taught at Bishop Spencer College and Memorial University. She then lived in Mexico City for 28 years, where she held increasingly senior positions at the British Institute in Mexico City. She was director of the British Institute in Guadalajara before retirement brought her back to Canada. During her time in Mexico she became known as a translator and respected educator on translation methods. For her contribution to the field of translation, she received an honorary doctor of laws degree from Memorial University in 1986.