Aug 24, 2012

The attached is a photo of Jim Strong ('58) Marion Pardy ('58), Gar Pardy, ('56) taken in Ottawa August 2012.

Just an update on photos, and get togethers.  Audrey


June 22, 2012

We are sorry to advise that Roy Freake's mother recently passed away. Here is information as posted on Gerard McCarthy's Facebook page.


Mrs. Freake passed away early Tuesday morning (June 19) in the hospital in Gander. Wife and long time companion of Gordon and mother of Roy, Reg, Eric, Phyllis and Doris.

Roy worked as Manager Inventory and Purchasing and Director of Procurement and Logistics with EPA in both Gander and Halifax before continuing his career with IMP in Halifax. Roy is now retired and makes his home back in Gander.

I worked with Roy on many projects while we were both with EPA and also hung around with Doris and Phyllis. Doris of course is a lifetime dear friend.

Thanks to Roy for the details as follows ...

No flowers by request.

Donations can be made to ...
St. George's Anglican Church
Attention of Ms Stella Mills
In Memory of Ivy Rita Freake
Boyd's Cove, NL. AOG 1G0

Funeral home ...
New World Island Funeral Home
177 Road To The Isles
Summerford, NL. AOG 1G0

Thursday June 21
02:00pm - 04:00pm - Public visitation at the New World Island Funeral Home
07:00pm - 09:00pm - Public visitation at St. George's Anglican Church
Friday June 22
10:00am - 01:30pm - Public visitation at St. George's Anglican Church
02:00pm - 03:30pm - Funeral Service, Holy Communion, Final Farewells
03:45pm - 04:15pm - Ceremony at Gravesite by Rev Yvonne Thistle
04:15pm - Onwards - Tea and Sandwiches at Community Hall Boyd's Cove

Gospel Readers: Sylvia Diamond-Freake, Doris Freake, Phyllis Freake & Shayne Freake
Hymns: I Heard The Voice of Jesus, Amazing Grace, How Great Thou Art, Safe in the Arms of Jesus, Gentle Woman (Soloist), and Abide With Me (at Graveside).
Gift Bearers: Kayla Freake, Natalie Freake, Vicky, Cora and Camryon
Pallbearers: Roy Freake. Eric Freake, Ross Ledrew, Bart Madge, Michael Freake, Reg Freake
Honorary Pallbearers: Burt Burry and John Newman



April 25, 2012

It has come to our attention of the passing of Lloyd Staple of Gander. He was the father to John, Edith and Libby Staple. His obituary can be viewed at this link.



Sept 16, 2011

Michal Miller Crowe writes to us about how much she appreciates our website;


Dear Friends, our Gander Academy website has changed my life. I am so amazed by what happened this week, I thought I would share it with you. What a wonderfully exciting email I received from my first cousin on July 11.  The last time I saw my cousin, Tim May, was in England during the summer of 1975, so it has been 36 years since we were in touch.

Thanks to the wonders of the internet and our continuing Gander Academy website, my cousin was able to look up my high school and found - ta da - the Gander Academy photos and articles about our activities.  The email for alumni coordinator Carol Mercer Walsh was listed and he wrote to her asking if she could help locate Alex and Michal Millar.

Carol forwarded his request to me and to Alex and now we have our cousin Tim and his brother John back in our lives.  I feel so lucky Tim found us and so blessed he is now part of my life again.  We were quite close at one time even through he is eight years younger.  Somehow those years don't mean much now. What had happened was that both my Scottish cousins divorced and left England.  Tim went to Australia where he remains to this day and his brother John moved to New Zealand.  At about the same time, I got divorced and moved as well. Also their mother, my aunt, passed away and it was just one coincidence after another. Despite many attempts on my part to find them over the years I was unsuccessful.  No wonder - they were far away.

Many thanks to Carol Walsh for helping us reunite.  We ran into a bit of a snag after Carol had forwarded his email to me as my response went into his spam box and therefore he did not know I had responded.  I spent two days hovering over the computer and wondering why he did not write back to me immediately.  Carol contacted him and eventually we sorted out the problem.  Now we just have to catch up on all the 36 years which have passed. We have had  long chats on the phone and it was wonderful to hear his voice.

Oh yes, the day he contacted us just happened to be my father's birthday - he would have been 94.  Tim's birthday is July 26 and his brother's is July 24.  What do you make of those coincidences?  They made my neck tingle.

Just one more reason for keeping the website going.  You never know who may come knocking on your door.

Michal Millar Crowe
July 15. 2011


Thanks Michal



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