(Oct. 17, 2002, Gazette)
Kathleen Lorraine Cummins
Kathleen Cummins passed away Sunday, Sept. 29, at the Health Sciences
Centre in St. Johns 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. Johns 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. Johns,
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.