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Miss Primmer's Photo Album


Miss Primmer taught part of the 1959 graduating class for four years, from grade 3 to grade 7. During the summer of 2004 Jim Butler had the pleasure to visit his elementary school teacher
who is now Mrs. Leonchuk and lives in Ottawa. She allowed him to copy some photographs
from her album. These photos are shown here. Enjoy!



Photo taken of grade six class, Hunt Memorial Academy, Gander, NL, spring 1954. In background is the west side of Sir Frederick Banting Memorial Hospital. Classes were being held in the building previously occupied by the fire hall, south of Building 50.

 







Seed planting by the grade 6 class, Hunt Memorial Academy, Gander, NL, spring 1954. In the background is the west side of Sir Frederick Banting Memorial Hospital, Gander, NL. Gathered around planting area are (L to R): Shirley Hobbs, Pheobe Jane Samson, Joyce Noel, Peggy Butt, Jane Dempsey, Pearl Strong, Catherine Ireland. Behind this group are the real workers (L to R) Ron Mosher and Claude Blackmore.





The boys of the grade six class, 1954, standing outside the classroom window (east side). Building 50 would be just off the right side of this photograph (and can be seen the the original, uncropped, photograph).. Shown (L to R) front row: Jan Ekenman (from Sweden), Ron Mosher, Arch Young, Ross Patey. Second Row: Eric Roy Sceviour, Jim Clarke, Morley Smith, Claude Blackmore, Bob Warren, Cyril Fry. Back Row: Jim Butler, Bob Hiscock, Frank Goulding, Clarence Lehr.



Photo taken near the Hunt Memorial Academy classroom in the old fire hall, west of the Sir Frederick Banting Memorial Hospital, Gander, NL, in 1954. Front row (L to R): Ross Patey, Arch Young, Jim Butler, Jan Ekenman (from Sweden), Morley Smith, Ron Mosher, Claude Blackmore. Back row (L to R): Cyril Fry, Bob Warren, Clarence Lehr, Jim Clarke, Bob Hiscock, Frank Goulding, Eric Roy Sceviour.




This photo from Mrs. Leonchuk's collection was entitled "Drama Club". No other information was provided, however, the picture was taken just outside the grade 6 classroom in the old fire hall, across the road from the Sir Frederick Banting Memorial Hospital. In the Photo are (L to R): Bob Warren, Morley Smith, Joy Mercer, Catherine Ireland, Shirley Hobbs, Elizabeth Bursey, Bernice Rideout, Jim Butler, Claude Blackmore.




The girls of grade 6 at Hunt Memorial Academy, Gander, NL, 1954. The photo was taken outside the classroom in the old fire hall and across the street from the Sir Frederick Banting Memorial Hospital. Front row (L to R) are: Joy Mercer, Jane Dempsey, Elizabeth Bursey, Pheobe Jane Samson, Pearl Strong, Catherine Ireland. Back row (L to R) area: Bernice Rideout, Joyce Noel, Beulah Powell, Ina Snook, Peggy Butt, Genevieve Geange, Masie Power, Shirley Hobbs

 

This photo, and the following one are from Miss Primmer's class, Hunt Memorial Academy, Gander, NL, probably in 1957. These show a different group of students from the previous photos. Many of them arre currently unidentified. It would be appreciated if anyone can idenfity the "unknowns" in these photos. Shown are unknown, unknown, Sterling Goldsworthy, unknown, Evelyn Butt, Bonabelle Burry.

 

Miss Primmer's class, Hunt Memorial Academy, Gander, NL, probably in 1957. Shown are (L to R) unknown, Amy Hedge, Joan Clouter, Berdina Yetman, Rowena Lehr, Judith Pynn, Bonabelle Burry, Margaret Benson. Middle Row (L to R); Francis Anderson (?), Evelyn Butt, unknown, unknown, unknown, unknown. Back row (L to R): Clyde Goulding, ??? Wilcox, unknown, unknown, Walter Milley, Calvin Warren, unknown, unknown, unknown, unknown, Richard Perry and unknown.

If anyone can help to identify the unknowns it would be most appreciated. Contact Jim Butler.