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February 5, 2004



Edith Ann Verrall
Edith Ann Verrall (Edie) died on Friday, Jan. 23, 2004, after a long struggle with the aftermath of a stroke several years ago. Ms. Verrall was born and grew up in Colorado, moved to Nova Scotia with her mother and on to St. John’s. She taught for many years in the English Department of Memorial University, had her pilot’s licence, but also pursued many interests in art and craft. She was known as a prolific and skilled painter in oils, acrylics and water colour, but was also proficient in enamelling, woodcarving, pottery, stained glass and furniture making. Ms. Verrall was a keen supporter of the arts and was also an avid and knowledgeable gardener. Left to cherish her memory are a large circle of friends, including Betty Hall, Elizabeth Hall, Diane Dabinett and Kay Matthews. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Masonic Park Recreational Fund.

Douglas Ewart Hall
Passed peacefully away, Oct. 3, 2003, at the Palliative Care Unit after a courageous battle with cancer, Douglas Ewart Hall, age 66 years, who had a 33-year association with the university. Mr. Hall’s principal contribution was the establishment of the Amino Acid Analysis Laboratory which survives to this day and analyses some 1,200 samples annually. Leaving to mourn his loving and devoted wife, Beatrice; his children: Connie (Paul Brown), Peter (Dorothy), Michael (Michelle) and David (June); six grandchildren: Katherine, Jonathan, Zachary, Sarah, Laura and Andrew; brothers: Keith (Joan), Clarence (Vala) and sister Joan (Gord Sweeney); brother-in-law Jim Monster (Mary); sister-in-law Elizabeth (Matt Warren); a large circle of nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends, as well as friends and members of the A.F.A.C. Club. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Treatment and Research Foundation or the Palliative Care Unit of the Miller Centre.


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