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Queen Elizabeth High School
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The idea of this webpage is to help those from the Class of 1971 at Queen Elizabeth High School stay in touch.

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Submitted June 24, 2014 - Welcome to classmate Ardra Cole who has joined our Then and Now section. Ardra says she recently returned to Nova Scotia after 28 years in Ontario where she was a professor at the University of Toronto. She is now Associate Vice-President, Research at Mount Saint Vincent University and Founder of a non-profit organization called ElderDog Canada.

Congratulations to Dr. Cathy Campbell who will be inducted into the Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame In the Builder category. The Hall says Cathy "dedicated years to bettering national soccer teams with her knowledge in sports medicine while also coaching one of the provinces greatest track stars."

There's more on Ardra and Cathy in our News and Views section as well as an update from Doug Stuewe.

Submitted Mar. 16, 2014 - Updates have been sparse here lately but I did receive an e-mail from Bryan Wood and I have posted it in the News and Views section. I also updated the Smith family photo and information in the Catching Up section. If anybody is still reading this out there I'd love to hear from you.

Submitted Aug. 13, 2013 - Condolences to two classmates whose fathers died recently. Geoff Braybrooke's dad, David, died on Aug. 7 in Austin Texas. Geoff lives now in Baltimore. Andy Raymond's dad, Phil, died on Aug. 1 in Halifax.

Thanks to Martin Felsky who updated his information for our Catching Up section.

Submitted July 29, 2013 - Sam Fried is proving to be our newsmaker of the month although I'm sure he'd prefer that he wasn't. Sam is suffering from severe migranes nad has to go to the U.S. to get the treatment that may help. Sam's family has started a website to help raise money to enable Sam to head south. You can read a couple of news accounts of Sam's dilemma in our News and Views section.

The last e-mail update I sent brought several bounce backs so I'm looking for e-mails for the following: David North, Bryan Wood, Linda Stanley, Joan Garson, Gwen Quigley, and Gordon Harrington. If you can supply them please let me know.

Submitted June 30, 2013 - Condolences to classmate Sam Fried whose mother died earlier this year. You can read stories on classmates Kathryn Edgett and Dennis Garrison in our News and Views section.

What do Class of 71ers do when they hit 60? Well two of them, Greg Snow (following through) and Steve Smith, tried their hand at lawn bowling at St. Mary's Lawn Bowling Club.

Jan. 10, 2013 - Best wishes to Ken Lee who has accepted a position with an Australian government organization and is moving to Perth, Australia. The story of Ken's departure was reported by CBC News.

Also in the news I noticed a photo of classmate Morrow Scot-Brown. He's the man in the middle here playing bass during a session at Bearly's House of Blues and Ribs in Halifax (photo by Christian Laforce of the Herald).

Condolences to classmate John March whose mother, Barbara died in December. According to the obituary John now lives in Ottawa.

Aug. 6, 2012 - Had a chance to have lunch with Gordon Harrington while he was in town for his mother's memorial service. Also saw Dr. Cathy Campbell on TV while she was tending to Canada's Womens Soccer team during the Olympics. There's a photo of Cathy in our News and Views section.

July 6, 2012 - I got a note from well-travelled classmate Jim Hamilton a couple of days ago. You can read about where he's been in our Catching Up section.

Gordon Harrington will be in town for the second half of July and is holding a memorial service for his mother on July 23 at Snow's Funeral Home.

Steve McLuskie
May 29, 2012 - Condolences to classmate Gordon Harrington whose mother died last month. I've also added the obituary for classmates Toni Gaunt and Steve McLuskie to our growing Absent Friends section.

Steve worked as a journalist for 20 years in both the print and broadcast media. This includes work as a news editor and announcer for major-market, Canadian radio stations and in the national newsroom of the CBC as a producer and senior writer.

Jan. 28, 2012 - Condolences to classmate Ted Mussett whose father, Bob, died on Jan. 18, 2012. Classmate Greg Snow is recovering at home after being hit by a car while crossing the street before Christmas. He was laid up for several weeks with a broken leg. Also having mobility issues is Rob Gordon who is entering hospital in February for a hip repacement.

On a somewhat cheerier note Bryan Wood has supplied a photo from his son's wedding that you can look at in the News and Views section. Bill Tucker has supplied his new e-mail address but I'm still looking for new ones for Joan Garson, Linda Stanley, and Gordon Harrington.

Thanks to Chebucto Community net for renewing our free webspace for 2012. I read through my bit in the Catching Up section and noticed that several things were out of date. Please feel free to advise me if yours needs a tune up, too.

Oct. 5, 2011 - Condolences to classmate Bill Tucker whose mother died on Sept. 26. You Calgary classmates had better watch out, Steve Smith's eldest son, Jake, is now calling Cowtown home. He's a human resources consultant with Alberta Justice. I've added a photo from Les Grieve to the News and Views page as well as a story on the opening of a time capsule at the old school.

I had several e-mails bounce back from my last mailing. If anybody can provde updated e-mail addresses for Bill Tucker, Joan Garson, Linda Stanley, and Gordon Harrington it would be appreciated.

Aug. 13, 2011 - I've added a few items to News and Views. I understand that the Wood and Fried families have both had weddings recently and I'd be happy to hear more.

On the demolition front the old school has put up a good fight, outlasting one demolition contractor, but now appears to be on its last legs. 
 

June 6, 2011 - Good luck to classmate Ruth Legge who is holding the launch of her second book on Saturday, June 25, at 2:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s Anglican Church in Liscomb. The book is called "...shreds & nooks of land." It's a history of Liscomb, Spanish Ship Bay and Gegoggin, Guysborough County. Ruth will also be signing copies of her first book, "Sawdust & Sea Breezes."

Contact Ruth for more information.

May 4, 2011 - The demolition of QEH is proceeding. The photo at left shows what's left of the new wing looking over Bell Road.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The picture below shows the old wing still standing and where the "new" wing used to connect. These photos were taken in late April. The building is expected to be levelled by the end of June.  

Thanks to classmate Steve Lacusta who provided identification for all members of Gamma Phi Hi-Y. You can see them on the Memory Lane section of the Then and Now page. Steve is going to try and track down some other identities for us.

Feb.21, 2011 - Thank you to Les Grieve for advising me of the death of former classmate Sue Grant. Sue was married to Mike Prince, another Class of 71er. I have posted Sue's obituary on our Absent Friends page. There is also a link to the funeral home which has many pictures of Sue and Mike. Our condolences to Mike and the rest of Sue's family. She was 57.
Sue Grant

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